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On October 26 President Bowen sent the following
letter to adjuncts on the health insurance plan.
The Trustees of the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund voted this
afternoon to extend adjunct health insurance through the month of
November. We had expected the final review of the proposed new
coverage to be complete by the end of this month, but because of
the complexity of the proposal the review is still ongoing.
Coverage for eligible adjuncts, under the terms currently in place,
will continue through November 30, 2012, and will be provided
through the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund.
Again, I want to thank you for bearing with us as we
bring this difficult negotiation to a close. While the PSC
leadership is grateful to the Welfare Fund Trustees for voting to
continue coverage and to the University for agreeing to support the
financial terms of that coverage, we never intended to have these
month-to-month extensions. I know that the lack of certainty has
been extraordinarily difficult-especially because it involves
something as intimate and fundamental as healthcare. Thank you for
Our goal remains to negotiate health insurance
comparable to the current insurance, with no break in coverage. We
will provide further information as soon as it becomes
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