Sunday, April 10, 2011

Setting the record straight

One day last week I came upon an employee reading intently a poster that displayed a recent newspaper article about the Community General Hospital pension plan.

She looked distressed, and I asked her about it.

She explained that she was very worried and didn’t know what to believe. She said she has read and has heard many things and was concerned.

I explained how, thanks to Upstate's efforts, New York State had changed the law so that, when Community's employees are offered positions with Upstate, they will be able to choose if they want to stay in the Community pension plan or switch to the state retirement plan. She was very relieved.

It's no wonder people are confused. Labor representatives have actively promoted errors and misinformation, and they have ascribed to me and to others the worst of motives.

That's why Community posted Setting the Record Straight last week.

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