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.
|2466||Mon Oct 24 23:24:05 EDT 2011||Iara Cardo|
|2465||Mon Oct 24 23:09:01 EDT 2011||Cinzia Berletti|
|2464||Mon Oct 24 21:56:22 EDT 2011||JANE BROF|
|2463||Mon Oct 24 21:28:08 EDT 2011||PETER ROSEN|
|2462||Mon Oct 24 20:56:35 EDT 2011||Susan Licwinko|
|2461||Mon Oct 24 20:45:52 EDT 2011||JILL STRAUSS|
|2460||Mon Oct 24 20:44:28 EDT 2011||Rebecca Smith|
|2459||Mon Oct 24 20:26:45 EDT 2011||xiaojin ye|
|2458||Mon Oct 24 20:22:00 EDT 2011||Len Fox|
|2457||Mon Oct 24 20:12:31 EDT 2011||Bruce Sanford|
|2456||Mon Oct 24 20:02:00 EDT 2011||STEPHEN WEIERMAN|
|2455||Fri Oct 21 23:07:02 EDT 2011||Mary Boylan|
|2454||Fri Oct 21 11:54:27 EDT 2011||ABDELHAMID KHERIEF|
|2453||Fri Oct 21 09:07:12 EDT 2011||albert jackson|
|2452||Thu Oct 20 15:04:38 EDT 2011||SARAH MARRANCA|
|2451||Thu Oct 20 14:15:43 EDT 2011||LILIT BAJAJ|
|2450||Thu Oct 20 09:26:26 EDT 2011||JUAN DE LA CRUZ|
|2449||Wed Oct 19 21:13:59 EDT 2011||MICHAEL BECK|
|2448||Wed Oct 19 19:57:33 EDT 2011||GALE KAPLAN|
|2447||Wed Oct 19 15:17:55 EDT 2011||D Lett|
|2446||Wed Oct 19 15:08:59 EDT 2011||Luisa Porrata|
|2445||Wed Oct 19 14:40:24 EDT 2011||Lidia Gonzalez|
|2444||Wed Oct 19 14:24:50 EDT 2011||Monique Breeland|
|2443||Wed Oct 19 12:25:53 EDT 2011||Anwar Harper|
|2442||Wed Oct 19 11:34:56 EDT 2011||MATTHEW LAU|