Marianne Pizzitola of NYC Organization of Public Service Retirees Congratulates DC 37 On Tentative Contract Agreement

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New York City Organization Of Public Service Retirees Congratulates DC37  on Their Tentative Contract Agreement, Responds To Tabling Of Healthcare Privatization

(New York, NY)- On Friday, February 17th, The NYC Organization of Public Service Retirees congratulates DC37 for reaching a tentative contract with the City of New York.


It is always a good day when Labor can advance their wages and working conditions!

We are also glad to see that the ongoing controversy and difficulty we have had to deal with regarding our healthcare – for both active workers and retirees, was not a hindrance to our active colleagues in securing the contract they so richly deserve.
Banner Image: Contract signing. Image Credit – Gabrielle Henderson


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Marianne Pizzitola NYC Organization of Public Service Retirees

On August 13th, 2021, a group of retirees from many different city agencies got together to form an organization to fight the impending changes to our healthcare. Two and half hours later, five people volunteered to form the Board and one became an advisor to the Board. In the next few weeks, we grew to five officers, four Trustees, five Advisors, started our Facebook group, filed for NYS incorporation, opened our PayPal fundraising account and were approved by the State to conduct business. Six weeks later we met our initial fundraising goal to pay the attorney's retainer and had filed our article 78 petition. Our Facebook page has over 18,000 members and we have an email list of almost 10,000 and both continue to grow. This is a major accomplishment! But we need to grow larger. We need to reach 250,000 retirees!


4 Comments

  • CRANK CRANK says:

    Oh. I didn’t scroll down. Folks, disregard my question on the pinned article, please.

  • Avatar Pro union says:

    Great to see when politicians represent the people. Unions keep America strong

  • Avatar Donna Pauldine says:

    I listed to Marianne on NPR this morning. We are a group of retirees from Rockland County who defeated this initiative in 2018-2019. We are watching what is happening in the City and the unions’ support of off-loading retirees into a Medicare (dis) advantage plan. We are here to help and would like to stay involved. Please tell us how we can access the best and up to date information on this issue

  • Avatar Margaret Laino says:

    I’m curious to know why Marianne and other articulate retirees on Brian Lehrer this morning didn’t tell Brian about the $191 we’d have to pay to keep our present government Medicare plan. Doesn’t sound like an oversight. Or I did I miss hearing mention of the cost to stay in the present Medicare plan?

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