To the Editor: In 2018, 92 welfare and annuity funds in New York City spent $113.5 million on administrative costs.

Mayor Bloomberg had suggested years earlier that these funds could be combined to save costs and protect health benefits, especially for retirees. Why isn't the Municipal Labor Committee protecting health benefits and saving money by cutting administrative costs by doing this?

You can't negotiate changes to city retiree health costs unless you also address the administrative costs of redundant funds. Put city union members and retirees first.

JOSEPH CAMPBELL


Editor's note: Mr. Campbell is a former candidate for president of Transport Workers Union Local 100.


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