ALBANY, N.Y. June 6, 2017 — New York State United Teachers today hailed the refusal by the state Court of Appeals to hear a case in which the state tried to prohibit local unions from negotiating health insurance buyouts under the New York State Health Insurance Plan. In refusing to take the case, the state’s highest court, in effect, affirmed lower court rulings that found the local unions in Roslyn and Plainview could, indeed, negotiate health insurance buyouts under NYSHIP.
NYSUT President Andy Pallotta said, “This is an important win for collective bargaining, and for our members and local unions on Long Island and throughout the rest of the state.”
New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.