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  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden Worker Wins Wage Hike and Back Pay August 14, 2019
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS After eight months of labor-management meetings, DC 37 Local 374 has won a wage hike that adds about $1,400 to the annual salary of a Brooklyn Botanic Garden employee. “I love this job and everyone who knows me knows that I love what I do,” said Claudia Navas, a Clerical 4 […]
  • Top National Honors for NYC Public Hospitals and Their Hardworking Employees August 13, 2019
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS In August, the American Heart Association gave high achievement awards to all 11 NYC Health + Hospitals facilities for implementing AHA’s national standards to achieve healthier outcomes for heart failure and stroke patients. Some 18,000 DC 37 members work at NYC H+H, the nation’s largest public hospital system. They are committed […]
  • Contract Fight of Westchester County Day-Care Workers Heats Up August 12, 2019
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES About 40 day-care center workers in Westchester County staged a one-day strike on Thursday, protesting years of frozen pay and their employer’s most recent outrage, a failure to repair a summertime breakdown of the air conditioning system. “Enough is enough,” said Kim Medina, deputy administrator of District Council 1707, which represents […]
  • Education is Power August 10, 2019
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES For three decades, Sherif Fawzy devoted himself to his job at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, but didn’t take any particular interest in the union. He was okay with paying his dues, recognizing that the union fulfilled its responsibility to negotiate periodic wage increases and protect his rich packet of benefits. But […]
  • Members Get Citizenship Info at Union-Sponsored Workshop August 7, 2019
    Union members received professional help towards obtaining U.S. citizenship earlier this summer in a workshop sponsored by the DC 37 Citizenship Committee and partner CUNY Citizenship Now! The workshop was promoted on the union’s social media outlets. Experienced immigration lawyers and professionals offered members and their families free confidential legal services, including naturalization application assistance, DACA, Deferred Action for […]
  • Day-Care Educators Win Pay Equity with City Teachers August 6, 2019
      By GREGORY N. HEIRES By more than a 3-to-1 margin, members of Local 205 — early childhood educators who work for non-profit organizations — voted for a contract extension that puts them on a path to wage parity with their counterparts at the New York City Dept. of Education. The contract extension covers more […]
  • Sign Up for DC37Rewards Aug. 30 to be Eligible to Win a Caribbean Cruise August 5, 2019
    Have you been dreaming about a Caribbean getaway? The DC 37 Rewards program,, is giving away one $2,500.00 cruise voucher good on Disney, Royal Caribbean, or Celebrity cruise lines. The winner applies the $2,500.00 credit voucher to pay for a Caribbean cruise vacation on the cruise of their choice. To enter to win, you […]
  • Urban Park Rangers Find a Lost 83-year-old Man on a Search-and-Rescue Mission July 17, 2019
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Local 983 Urban Park Rangers in Staten Island’s Ocean Breeze fanned out across the tidal marsh in a search-and-rescue mission to find a lost 83-year-old man on May 2. Headed to Staten Island University Hospital for a doctor’s visit, the elderly man missed his bus and decided to take a shortcut […]
  • Moving UP Thanks to the Union’s Ed Fund: From Dietary Aide to Registered Nurse July 15, 2019
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS A unique Education Fund program opened a door to life-altering opportunities for Dietary Aide Yolanda Jeter and other hospital workers to earn college degrees and acquire skills leading to jobs, promotions and better salaries. “I went to a Local 420 membership meeting and that’s where I learned about this incredible program,” […]
  • Union, City Settles Preschool Teachers Pay Gap July 12, 2019
    After long marches, huge demonstrations and weeks of intense negotiations, the City of New York and the NYC Day Care Council have reached a tentative contract agreement that will benefit more than 4,000 members of Day Care Employees Local 205. At issue is the wide pay gap between teachers who work in community-run preschools — […]
  • Union’s 9/11 Memories at Memorial Glade Dedication July 12, 2019
    By MIKE LEE “It is 17 years since we completed the cleanup of the World Trade Center site. We’re not going to be here that much longer, you know?” said Local 375 member and Dept. of Design and Construction Project Manager and Chapter 4 President, Mike Kenny at the dedication of the 9/11 Memorial Glade […]
  • Moving Forward July 12, 2019
    By HENRY GARRIDO Honoring the past is important. Building a future is essential. Perhaps nothing has exemplified the grit and determination of our union quite like our headquarters at 125 Barclay St. in lower Manhattan, which has been our prime location for generations. DC 37 headquarters has been the place where contracts have been negotiated… […]
  • Union Wins $70,000 in Owed Longevity for Pest Control Workers July 8, 2019
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Local 768 won a collective $70,000 in owed longevity payments for 35 City Pest Control Aides and Exterminators at the Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene after forcing the agency to apply the contract’s recurring increment payments, or RIPs. “The union remains diligent in protecting members’ hard won wages and benefits, […]
  • Quick-Thinking Local 2507 Saves a Man’s Severed Arm July 7, 2019
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS A fast-acting Emergency Medical Technician in Local 2507 saved the severed arm of a man who was struck by a train on Staten Island. EMT Francis Jost usually works in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, but on that chilly February night he was working an overtime assignment in his Staten Island neighborhood when […]
  • We’re Moving July 3, 2019
    Throughout the month of July, DC 37 staff will be moving to 55 Water St. in lower Manhattan as DC 37 headquarters at 125 Barclay Street undergoes extensive construction and repairs. DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido and the Executive Board, delegates, local presidents and union officers have agreed on the necessity to do the […]

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Local 1655 Executive Board 6:00 pm
Local 1655 Executive Board
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 375 Chapter Presidents 6:00 pm
Local 375 Chapter Presidents
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1757 Executive Board 7:00 pm
Local 1757 Executive Board
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm
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DC 37 Executive Office, Executive Board 1:00 pm
DC 37 Executive Office, Executive Board
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm
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Local 3652 General Membership 5:00 pm
Local 3652 General Membership
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm
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Local 384 Executive Board 6:00 pm
Local 384 Executive Board
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm
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DC 37 Civil Service Committee 7:00 pm
DC 37 Civil Service Committee
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm
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Local 375 Delegates 7:00 pm
Local 375 Delegates
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm
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Local 1549 White Affair 6:00 pm
Local 1549 White Affair
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1797 Executive Board 9:00 am
Local 1797 Executive Board
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am
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Local 2627 Shop Stewards 6:00 pm
Local 2627 Shop Stewards
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1113 General Membership 7:00 pm
Local 1113 General Membership
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm
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Local 371 Delegates 6:00 pm
Local 371 Delegates
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 436 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 436 General Membership
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1087 General Membership 7:00 pm
Local 1087 General Membership
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm
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Local 1505 Executive Board 7:00 pm
Local 1505 Executive Board
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm
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23aug(aug 23)6:00 pmCaribbean Heritage Jump-Up - Cancelled

24aug(aug 24)10:00 am(aug 24)10:00 amDC 37 Annual Housing Fair


02sepalldayalldayHoliday Closing

04sep(sep 4)6:00 pmDC 37 Labor, Faith and Community Committee

07sep(sep 7)11:00 amLabor Day March

10sep(sep 10)5:30 pmDC 37 Disability Advisory Committee

12sep(sep 12)5:30 pmStudent Debt Workshop

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05oct(oct 5)9:00 amDC 37’s Emerging Leaders Candidate Training