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  • Please Attend DC 37 Town Halls Scheduled for May April 19, 2018
    By MIKE LEE The union is under attack. Our collective future is at stake. As the nation waits for the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Janus v. AFSCME District Council 31, DC 37 and you – the members – have many questions about the future of your union after the ruling by the […]
  • The Unfulfilled Dream April 17, 2018
    A half century after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination is an appropriate time to reflect upon the accomplishments of his movement. Undeniably, the struggle led by King resulted in vital civil rights and voting rights gains for blacks, along with protections against housing and job discrimination. But the economic advancement of minorities and the […]
  • Cuomo Signs Legislation Strengthening Workers’ Rights April 13, 2018
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday signed landmark legislation to strengthen the rights of working men and women in New York state. This new law increases access to and protects union membership in New York’s public-sector workplaces in anticipation of an adverse ruling in the pending Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME. […]
  • Members Lead Cleanup After Four Nor’easters Hit NYC April 12, 2018
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Thunder snow, bomb cyclones and blizzards – three massive snowstorms struck New York and the eastern seaboard within a 10-day span, and a fourth storm struck during the month of March. DC 37 members in several locals responded with Climbers and Pruners of Local 1506 and their Parks Supervisors in Local […]
  • Union Action: PEOPLE Power April 11, 2018
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES Our political system is dominated by corporations, lobbyists and wealthy individuals. As the 2016 election cycle wound down, five individual donors had spent more than $210 million on political contributions while labor, which represent nearly 15 million members, donated $132 million to super PACs and another $35 million on federal elections. […]
  • Libraries Are What Unites Us April 9, 2018
    By DAN RATHER I love libraries. Always have and always will. They shaped my life from childhood onward. In my book What Unites Us, I dedicated a large section of the essay on books to libraries. And since tomorrow marks the beginning of #NationalLibraryWeek, I thought I would share an extended excerpt. I am grateful […]
  • Public Employees Aren’t “Leeches” April 9, 2018
    By RALPH PALLADINO As public employees, we have targets on our backs. Right-wingers like President Trump say we are taking from the "job creators," meaning the 1 percent. They say we have no value and the people receiving the benefits we work hard to provide are freeloaders interested in getting what they describe as "free […]
  • Slow Down Youth Inmate Transfers April 8, 2018
    An Oct.1 deadline for transferring 16- and 17-year-old offenders from Rikers Island looms. We have no problem with the transfer. But with the transfer only months away, we fear a debacle is in the making. The unrealistic October deadline imposed by the state should be extended to allow more time to prepare for the transfer. […]
  • Labor Confronts a Post-Janus Future April 7, 2018
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES The anti-union case before the U.S. Supreme Court – Janus v. AFSCME – has led to a lot of soul searching about improving labor's way of doing business in the future. A ruling in favor of the plaintiff Mark Janus would allow non-members to receive union services for free without paying […]
  • The Path of Most Resistance April 6, 2018
    The union waits for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide our fate in anti-union Janus v. AFSCME case. We need not bother. Instead, it's long past time to hit the road – and take action. Taking this path of most resistance is already showing a positive impact, both in regards to the big picture of […]

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03may(may 3)5:30 pmJewish Heritage Celebration

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