Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Healthcare remains a major issue

The following meeting summary was posted on the Board's Negotiation Website:

Negotiation meeting #28 took place earlier today as Ritchie Webb and solicitor Charles Sweet met with Louise Boyd and NFT attorney Tom Jennings. The state mediator, Mr. Cairns, was also present for this meeting that lasted approximately 90 minutes.

Healthcare continues to be one of the major issues that separates the two sides. Mr. Sweet and Mr. Jennings agreed to jointly meet with our healthcare providers to obtain specific financial information. Hopefully this will clarify our costs and coverages, and will help bridge the gap that divides us.

Mr. Cairns requested that we meet again on February 15th, using the same format to review Mr. Sweet's and Mr. Jennings' findings.

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3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Healthcare has been an ongoing issue and just NOW they decide to do their homework and research the financials themselves? Also, I hope it's healthcare AND retro pay that's the 'major issue'.

calfonso97 said...

It's time to put an end to this farce. Withdraw the existing and unaffordable NSB offer NOW and replace it with a REAL children-based affordable offer on a Take It Or Leave Neshaminy basis.

Paul said...

Healthcare is an issue for me, too. $20,000.00 per year just for coverage. Doesn't include co-pays, deductibles and uncovered expenses. I'll say this nicely in the spirit of compassion and compromise: If the NFT is looking for fairness, I can think of nothing fairer than having them share some of the burden we non-covered taxpayers must shoulder.