Please take a moment to contact your legislators and tell them to support the NYSHIP Buyout Bill S.7120 which went to the Senate Civil Service and Pension Committee today. NYSUT has worked hard to get supporters of the bill, with Senator Martin Golden sponsoring it.
Also, please go to https://mac.nysut.org/ and send a fax to your representatives. They really do respond to a fax because it ties up their machines. Just scroll down through the letters (feel free to fax those that interest you) and you will come to the one regarding health insurance buyout.
Even if you do not receive a health insurance buyout, you should be concerned with this happening as it ignores the protections of a collectively bargained agreement. This is only the beginning. We must do all we can to keep our buyout.