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.
|2591||Tue Nov 22 15:39:04 EST 2011||Jerry Guillaume|
|2590||Tue Nov 22 08:49:08 EST 2011||Jacqueline Mateo|
|2589||Mon Nov 21 22:33:11 EST 2011||Mesha Green|
|2588||Mon Nov 21 22:18:38 EST 2011||Annel Lara|
|2587||Mon Nov 21 22:16:16 EST 2011||Alexandra Brody|
|2586||Mon Nov 21 21:43:49 EST 2011||Cynthia Rivera|
|2585||Mon Nov 21 07:59:49 EST 2011||Tonya Cherry|
|2584||Sun Nov 20 15:33:10 EST 2011||Albert De La Cruz|
|2583||Sun Nov 20 13:13:28 EST 2011||CAMERON PEARSON|
|2582||Sun Nov 20 12:10:19 EST 2011||JoAnn Luhrs|
|2581||Sat Nov 19 13:31:11 EST 2011||Philip Thibodeau|
|2580||Sat Nov 19 12:05:44 EST 2011||Michael Goyette|
|2579||Fri Nov 18 12:09:19 EST 2011||TIMOTHY HANFORD|
|2578||Fri Nov 18 11:37:40 EST 2011||Aaron Poochigian|
|2577||Fri Nov 18 11:08:41 EST 2011||CRAIG WILLIAMS|
|2576||Wed Nov 16 10:51:09 EST 2011||Jean Kim|
|2575||Tue Nov 15 10:43:21 EST 2011||EVELYN MACHAUF|
|2574||Mon Nov 14 09:43:38 EST 2011||Lawrence Li|
|2573||Sun Nov 13 18:16:15 EST 2011||Paul Palven|
|2572||Sat Nov 12 11:45:54 EST 2011||NANETTE VAN LOON|
|2571||Fri Nov 11 20:37:22 EST 2011||FRANCISCO VILLEGAS|
|2570||Fri Nov 11 18:44:03 EST 2011||KATHARIYA MOKRUE|
|2569||Fri Nov 11 18:05:36 EST 2011||Deborah Majerovitz|
|2568||Fri Nov 11 14:19:06 EST 2011||yasemin gurcan|
|2567||Fri Nov 11 10:00:29 EST 2011||YUNPU LI|