Page last updated: Nov.24, 09 -- Eileen Gloster
The NORTH ADAMS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
The document the former mayor released on Nov. 17
Shows Employees overpaid $600,000
In fact, his document supports the unions' position. Even if we accept all the numbers in his document as complete -- and we don't (the city document does not include Medex figures) -- the document actually SUPPORTS the union's assertion that employees and retirees are paying more than their share of the premiums AND more of their fair share of the costs. CLICK HERE for our 1-page  analysis that looks only at the 7-year totals for COSTS, PREMIUMS, or CONTRIBUTIONS -- and shows that the city owes money on all fronts.


We think the numbers speak for themselves and are including them below: The chart on the left is a scan of the document the city released that was provided to us by WAMC, and referenced in their newscast.   On the right is the document  NATA prepared using those very figures and then just doing some very basic math.

To help keep things clear, when we simply retyped a city figure from their chart, we left it black ( We did round to save room.) Any number in any other color is our math. A little addition.  Some multiplication of percents. But all the figuring comes from the city's own numbers. Check it out.








On Tuesday, Nov. 17, John Barrett finally released a document he believed would counter union claims that the city owes its employees and retirees over half a million dollars in health insurance overpayments.

Health Insurance Shocker
See a portion of our girevance presentation to the school committee
The Medical Insurance Trust (MIT) document the city released to the press.    The documents are placed on the same page so you can use the scroll bars on the sides to compare number in the two charts. But  Click here if you want to see this document on its own page.
Our document -- using the same numbers from the document the mayor released -- but just showing what happens when you add everything up.  OUR CALCULATIONS are in fonts of various colors.  The yellow highlights just point you to the employee portions of the chart. (All numbers are rounded to the nearest dollar to save room.) 
The documents are placed on the same page so you can use the scroll bars on the sides to compare number in the two charts. But Click here to see this chart on its own page.