A city audit of employee health care plans — part of an ambitious effort to weed out ineligible recipients — has ground to a halt after a legal dustup with the unions.
A coalition of municipal labor groups repping roughly 250,000 workers sued to stop the three-month-old audit, saying the city should not have started it without first negotiating the terms.
A Manhattan judge last week issued a temporary restraining order stopping the review while the two sides work it out.
I've been away for a the last week, so I don't know if the UFT has informed members that they don't have to comply with the audit until new rules are established.
The city has complained about the delay, although interestingly enough, I bet they;re supportive of Eva Moskowitz suing the state to keep the comptroller from auditing her schools.