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Thank Your City Council Member for Preserving NYC Code 12-126!

The City of New York tried to impose a Medicare Advantage Plan in NYC Retirees. This plan was dismissed as unlawful by Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Lyle Frank, and upheld by the appeals court, because NYC Admin. Code 12-126 prohibits charging retirees for health care.

Mayor Adams and the Office of Labor Relations (OLR) have asked the City Council to change NYC Administrative Code 12-126 in order to allow City retirees to be charged for health care coverage if they opt out of the managed care plan. However, because we kept the pressure on, the City Council heard us and DID NOT vote to amend NYC Code 12-126! They deserve our thanks!

We also thank the New York City Organization of Public Service Retirees for their leadership on this case and their ongoing pursuit of legal remedies on this issue. To keep informed and donate toward their ongoing efforts, click here. Their website address is https://www.nycretirees.org/

Why Join DC 37 RETIREES?

  • Do you want to fight for more affordable prescription drugs for you and your family?
  • Do you want to preserve our quality, affordable healthcare coverage?
  • Do you want a strong voice in issues affecting older adults -- from affordable housing and transportation to preventing cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid?

If you answered yes to any of these questions it’s time to consider joining the DC 37 Retirees Association -- with more than 50,000 members. Along with DC 37, we are part of over 1.6 million active and retired members in AFSCME nationwide -- the strongest and most respected public services union in the country.

We consistently fight for the interests our members. Since so many of the issues important to retirees are impacted by the actions of elected officials, we maintain a strong presence in the corridors of government, fighting to protect our members and holding politicians accountable for their actions. We stand ready to do the same for you.

Get in touch with us to have a preliminary conversation and to learn more -- or JOIN NOW by printing and mailing an enrollment form. We look forward to hearing from you!