Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Teacher Whine

Miami Dade teachers are revolting. Their union reached a compromise with Miami-Dade Public Schools whereby a 13% increase in health insurance premiums would be passed on to employees.

In January, after months of contentious negotiation, the district agreed to provide health maintenance organization (HMO) coverage at no cost to employees and lower premium rate increases for family coverage. But teachers and employees still objected to rate hikes that, in some cases, would consume the raises they negotiated last year.

A "no cost" HMO option.

Rate increase that will "consume the raises negotiated last year."

So why is this news?

This is the first time in 10 years the premium increase has been passed on to the teachers.

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