Who Spreads Misinformation to UFT?

Who Spreads Misinformation to UFT?

UFT’s Unity Caucus states dissidents are spreading misinformation. I guess I am a dissident, now that I’ve determined retiree advantages should really not be slice. Leadership’s determination to persuade cuts by pitting in-support customers against retirees goes against every thing a union really should stand for.

Management now cries anyone who does not observe the bash line is a liar. This, of class, is their conventional MO. And make no miscalculation, it truly is argumentum advert hominem, the exercise of insulting your opponent relatively than engaging in truthful discourse. It is rational fallacy. That’s what you go to when you do not, in actuality, have an actual argument. 

Retirees have been thrust into the struggle of their life, seeking to retain the overall health care they have attained and loved for a long time. Michael Mulgrew and the MLC want to switch it with a Medicare Edge strategy to help you save the metropolis revenue. 

It’s an odd placement, because the city is meant to be our adversary when we negotiate. Mulgrew sides with the town. He and his smaller military of UFT personnel and would-be personnel, the Unity Caucus, are now creating us, the membership, his adversaries. They simply call us names. They ridicule us. They demand we stop fighting to protect our rights. 

This is not what union is for. (If you might be curious about what union is for, and what one particular can do, study this reserve.)

They declare they are combating for selection. Having said that, the option they propose retirees facial area, as they get by on outlined pensions, is the decision of spending 5K per couple, per 12 months if they desire to retain the treatment the metropolis has available for a long time. Or else, they will be saddled with inferior treatment that will price them, at the incredibly the very least, time obtaining strategies that CVS/ Aetna won’t feel like having to pay for. They will not have accessibility to virtually the amount of medical doctors that get conventional Medicare, and if they dwell any where but NY or Florida, they will not be served well at all.

But let us speak about who genuinely spreads misinformation. This arrives from my notes on the UFT Delegate Assembly Oct 12, 2018:

Mulgrew—Health treatment negotiated with all unions. Done six months in the past. MLC
imagined something negative could come about with wellbeing care for the reason that of DC. We
required to lock in a deal. No added copays, but created a improve for
all unions. We experimented with to get program in far better area. Was proactive
method. Has been out for 6 months. Was good issue to lock down our
well being treatment with no important expense ships to union membership. Others
shell out 3200 out of pocket. We are only workers who can get plans with no
premiums connected. If UFT customers get most cancers they can go to Memorial
Sloan Kettering—this is with HIP, also Medical center of Particular Surgical treatment. Go
read through it prior to you tie it to this deal. 

Let us analyze that. UFT President Michael Mulgrew explained to us there ended up no extra copays. Shortly thereafter, it charge us $150 to go to an ER, up from 50. It price tag us $50 to go to an Urgent Care. I don’t remember what is was in advance of, but that’s a hike. We just uncovered that Pro Well being Urgent Treatment will operate $100. And if you want to go for an MRI any where but RadNet, it will cost you $100. 

Usually are not all those extra copays?

And pardon me, but just isn’t 5K a 12 months to retain the health and fitness care you will need in your most susceptible yrs a considerable price tag? Isn’t really it notably considerable to associates who retired with decreased salaries, like UFT paraprofessionals and DC37 staff? 

Who is truly spreading misinformation? Here is what Unity Caucus tweeted:


We know now that true misinformation originated from Mulgrew, the number 1 Significant Kahoona of the Unity Caucus. Let’s glimpse at their other accusation–spreading concern. The reality is UFT President Michael Mulgrew despatched us an e-mail stating that if we did not concede to the mayor’s demand from customers to demean wellbeing treatment for retirees, he would impose a premium on health treatment for in-assistance staff members. Let us established apart the point that the mayor does not have the proper to do this unilaterally, and is sure to negotiate. Mulgrew’s risk is a basic enchantment to concern, more reasonable fallacy.

It seems Mulgrew’s Unity Caucus, apart from indulging in several and sundry reasonable fallacies, needs to job its personal shortcomings on all those of us who struggle to secure member legal rights.

As for the “order,” Jonathan has crystal clear evidence, in Scheinman’s very own words and phrases, on why it is not, in truth, any this sort of thing. 

It can be unquestionably disgraceful that the President of our Union fights tooth and nail to diminish our wellness treatment. And the fact is, by making an attempt to slap a 5K penalty on any retiree pair who wishes to keep common Medicare, he is in actuality imposing a really sizeable quality. He’s lessening our compensation, one way or one more, through wellness treatment costs, just like Scott Walker and each and every other tinhorn anti-union politician did. 

The UFT wants leadership that will combat for us, not the mayor, not the NYC treasury, and absolutely not CVS/Aetna.

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