A public employee union in New York is suing the state over a measly 2% increase to health insurance contributions.
Unions representing state workers in New York have filed a federal lawsuit against the Cuomo administration challenging an increase in health insurance contributions for thousands of retirees.
According to the unions, the unilateral change raised rates another 2 percent for retirees who were contributing 10 percent of individual premiums and 25 percent for family coverage based on contracts when they retired. (Read More)
In the job I just left, I contributed about 45% and my employer covered the rest. Next year we’ll be putting it through Mr. LC’s company, so we’ll be paying 100%. 12%, or even 27% seems like a real bargain.
Update: Speaking of public employee unions, be sure to see what’s going on in Philadelphia. I guess PA is getting to be as bad as NY.