OSA Newsline - July 22, 2013

Good news. The court agreed with the Municipal Labor Committee and issued an injunction against the city proceeding with the audit being done on dependent health coverage. At present, you need not send off any documents to prove eligibility for dependent health coverage.

You should, however, get such documents ready since the city will probably now be forced to agree to a safe handling of those documents and to other issues that the unions have demanded.

This was a neat victory over the arrogance of a lame duck mayor who believes he can ride roughshod over us.

But, at some point the order will go forward, so obtain the documents now but do not send them in until further notice.

OSA Newsline - July 8, 2013

The New York City Housing Authority demonstration went off well last week but, of course, it was very hot. Our thanks to those of our members who made the demonstration. Photos will be in the OSA Photo Gallery section shortly.

Meantime, below is a video produced by Local 237 of the Teamsters with highlights from the rally.

There is no other news for this week and this week begins our normal practice of biweekly newslines. So, visit this page again in two weeks.

OSA Newsline - July 1, 2013

Members are asked to join the New York City Housing Authority demonstration this Tuesday. The City Council has restored some of the money that had been cut from the New York City Housing Authority budget by the federal sequester, but not enough. There still look like there are going to be layoffs.

There will be a brief demonstration from 5 to 6pm tomorrow on Tuesday, July 2nd. The location, at City Hall Park, on Broadway, is convenient to many of our members. Our city has endless money for tax abatements and festivals but we do not seem to have enough for ordinary residents.

This is probably the last demonstration for the summer, so bring your dark glasses and we will see you there.

A flyer for the rally can be downloaded by clicking this link. Circulate it to your coworkers. This is a matter that concerns all of us, whether we work at NYCHA or not.