I have heard that if we choose another health insurance provider, and the premiums are 100% paid by the college, that we won't be receiving COLA for the next few years, is that true?
No, this is incorrect. Salaries are a separate article from Health & Welfare and are negotiated separately. If COLA were to be used to fund Health & Welfare, the Chapter would have to vote to approve it as a funding source. The Negotiations Team has not received the authority from the Chapter to use COLA as a funding source.