WE DEMAND EMPLOYER-PROVIDED HEALTH INSURANCE FOR ADJUNCTS
PSC’s campaign to demand that CUNY solve the adjunct health insurance crisis is showing results. At the September Board of Trustees meeting Chancellor Goldstein made a public commitment to “work on this important issue” and promised to “incorporat[e] into the University’s budget request for the first time funding to support health benefits for these adjuncts.”
This is a major first step and we commend the Chancellor for his promise to seek the necessary funding—a direct result of the thousands of signatures already on the petition and the 500-strong rally at the Trustees meeting. But there is much to do before the funding becomes a reality. To keep funding for adjunct health insurance at the top of CUNY’s list of budget priorities, we must show the CUNY administration that there is broad support throughout the University.
Every signature brings us closer to our goal of protecting health insurance for all adjuncts who qualify. If you haven’t signed the adjunct health insurance petition, please do so right now. If you have signed, please share the petition with your colleagues, both full and part-time.
We, the undersigned, as members of the University community, find it unacceptable that CUNY fails to provide reliable health insurance for a core part of its academic workforce. We call on you to act immediately to make available a lasting, fully funded source of health insurance for eligible adjuncts. CUNY depends on adjunct labor; the University has a responsibility to provide adjuncts with access to health insurance. A major university—and a responsible employer—would do nothing less.
Under your leadership, CUNY has resisted the union’s demands over the past ten years for a permanent source of adjunct health insurance, and now funds only 20 percent of the cost of the benefit. As a result, hundreds of adjuncts stand to lose all health insurance protections. We demand that the University not allow that to happen.
All of us who work at CUNY are undermined when the University treats one group of workers so poorly. Treat adjuncts equitably: ensure that adjunct health insurance is maintained.
|2491||Wed Nov 02 09:27:07 EDT 2011||CAROLYN STRACHAN|
|2490||Wed Nov 02 09:05:14 EDT 2011||MARIBEL MENDOZA|
|2489||Wed Nov 02 09:00:32 EDT 2011||Irwin Leopando|
|2488||Tue Nov 01 23:02:07 EDT 2011||nancy thompson|
|2487||Tue Nov 01 09:27:00 EDT 2011||JAMES FLEMING|
|2486||Tue Nov 01 07:58:05 EDT 2011||Laura Huang|
|2485||Mon Oct 31 21:09:11 EDT 2011||CHARLES PORTER|
|2484||Sat Oct 29 10:48:15 EDT 2011||Anna Williams|
|2483||Fri Oct 28 10:21:02 EDT 2011||IBRAHIMA TRAORE|
|2482||Wed Oct 26 23:55:23 EDT 2011||HABIB OSMAN|
|2481||Wed Oct 26 13:24:22 EDT 2011||Crystal George-Moses|
|2480||Wed Oct 26 11:42:21 EDT 2011||Parthenia Brown|
|2479||Wed Oct 26 08:53:13 EDT 2011||Rose Diaz|
|2478||Wed Oct 26 01:08:18 EDT 2011||ERNEST LARSEN|
|2477||Tue Oct 25 19:58:22 EDT 2011||ANA LOPEZ|
|2476||Tue Oct 25 18:28:33 EDT 2011||KHANDAKER AHMED|
|2475||Tue Oct 25 13:34:46 EDT 2011||owen johnson|
|2474||Tue Oct 25 13:17:12 EDT 2011||Audrey Lum|
|2473||Tue Oct 25 13:13:06 EDT 2011||MARTIN POLLACK|
|2472||Tue Oct 25 12:26:58 EDT 2011||ZHAO LIN|
|2471||Tue Oct 25 11:10:01 EDT 2011||JEFFREY CONNORS|
|2470||Tue Oct 25 09:44:11 EDT 2011||william wallace|
|2469||Tue Oct 25 08:46:15 EDT 2011||Dawn Roberts-Semple|
|2468||Tue Oct 25 07:47:37 EDT 2011||Mohammed Yussif|
|2467||Tue Oct 25 06:28:40 EDT 2011||WILSON MONTERO|