UFT Leadership Says Letting City Pay Less=Improved Health Care

UFT Leadership Says Letting City Pay Less=Improved Health Care

You can change on Tucker Carlson, if you have a strong ample tummy, and see folks remark on the Club Q taking pictures. If only we would stop this evil agenda of gender-affirming care, they say, this would end happening. 

So we need to cease protecting these folks, and then they will not be attacked any more. Sure. That will make sense.

Using equivalent logic, UFT management tells us we need to revise the city code to permit the city to fork out a lot less dollars for our health care. It really is a great factor, they say, that the town won’t have to fork out so much for the health and fitness care we be expecting and function for. You see, if we only let them shell out less, our health treatment will be much better

Sorry, but if they pay back less, won’t it stand to explanation that we will spend a lot more? Failed to management just go to the mattresses for a system that would have price retired couples hundreds further?

That is heresy, they say. If you dare problem this logic, you happen to be ruining points for everyone. When this issue blows up, it will be all your fault.  Just after all UFT leadership attempted to warn you the only way to get better overall health care was to permit the metropolis to pay fewer to support it.

On Facebook, a hugely compensated UFT formal tells totally uncompensated HS Government Board member Nick Bacon that, if we don’t make it possible for the city to spend much less towards our health care, the town will impose a top quality on all in-support associates. Also, they will dump all retirees into a lone Advantage plan. Here is a sample of how he speaks to Nick, who would like to protect the wellness care retirees have gained and loved for a long time:

Your malcontent character will never enable you to see the constructive and useful. You could be supplied a bar of gold and would be upset you weren’t provided two. It’s fruitless to interact a man or woman like that.

(Shouldn’t it be like you?) Let’s neglect about this guy’s failure to keep a straightforward matter. Let’s even forget about the fact that this man, in spite of saying it can be not value it, is engaging anyway. (Passive-intense much?) This very same union worker, along with quite a few other people, was very not too long ago leaping up and down declaring an Benefit system would be the bestest detail ever. But that was then and this is now. Why can not we be good soldiers and neglect presently?

You’d think management assumed we all just fell off the tomato truck from Jersey. They transform their tune and improvise a new 1 on the fly. Then they demand from customers we all dance to it or there will be consequences

This is not the type of cure we deserve from union leadership. We pay out their salaries and they perform for us. In truth, this is the type of treatment method I expect from abusive supervisors. Still, I have intensive encounter being verbally abused by union personnel. In 2005, we handed the worst agreement I would ever witnessed, giving up legal rights to grieve letters to file, and agreeing to function more time hrs for a lot more dollars though pretending it was a increase. (A elevate is when you function the similar time for a lot more cash.) There had been other lowlights I no lengthier remember, but I remember private insults galore. 

Ad hominem is the reasonable fallacy of own assault. That’s what you do when you have no argument and/ or tiny imagination. You assault your opponent. You mischaracterize arguments, far more sensible fallacy. You inform folks they are perilous. You situation appeals to panic (as the UFT official did here) to frighten your opponents into line. 

Only it doesn’t get the job done. Retirees are horrified that their health and fitness care is in jeopardy. The truth is the Advantage prepare, in spite of explicit assurances normally by the UFT President, was not acknowledged by all medical practitioners that approved Medicare. Also, it was largely not beneficial to members who’d moved outdoors of NY or Florida. There would have been an virtually $5,000 annual rate to continue to keep the health and fitness care they expected. This is a considerable cost for people today dwelling on a fixed profits. Envision how that would’ve impacted paraprofessionals and decreased-compensated DC37 staff.

As a prospective retiree, I have a pretty specific recommendation about what this union formal can do with this “bar of gold.”

I’ll refrain from putting up that right here. I am going to just say the only issue that truly guards us from exorbitant fees, no matter whether we are in assistance or retired, is Administrative Code 12-126. It can be time for management to get off their large horse and confess the 2018 wellbeing care deal, the one they made with no input in any way from us, was a magnificent blunder. Then, they need to have to start off doing the job for us for a adjust. 

Make no miscalculation–that’s their occupation.