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  • A New Hope February 16, 2019
    By HENRY GARRIDO At the beginning of last year, many pundits and labor advocates were pessimistic about the future of the labor movement. First, the U.S. Supreme Court was expected to rule in favor of the plaintiff in the anti-union Janus v. AFSCME case. Many believed an adverse ruling would hurt public employee unions financially […]
  • Union Mourns Its Latino Culture Pioneer February 14, 2019
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS DC 37, family and friends are shocked and saddened at the sudden death of Alfredo Alvarado, who died on February 11. He retired last August after 17 years as an associate editor at the union’s award-winning newspaper, the Public Employee Press. A media trailblazer, before joining DC 37 Alfredo founded and […]
  • Union Celebrates African American Heritage February 13, 2019
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS This month’s ongoing celebration honoring African American pride and purpose continues to attract hundreds of DC 37 members and retirees to its 38th annual Black History Month events. In addition to local events at union headquarters tonight, next week  there will be events on Feb. 21 and 22. Black History Committee […]
  • Union Helps Homeless Member Start Over February 11, 2019
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Morris Johnson lived in two rooms in a rambling old house he shared with longtime friends that he considered family. “We lived like close family. I paid my $550 rent every month,” said Johnson, a Local 420 Institutional Aide since 2005. The house where Johnson lived was in an East New […]
  • The Union’s Tow Operators Tame City Traffic February 7, 2019
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Standing with a dozen tow truck operators from Motor Vehicle Operators Local 983, Mayor de Blasio announced that the Police Department will dedicate tow trucks to remove vehicles illegally parked in or blocking bus lanes. For the first time the NYPD will assign at least one tow truck in each borough dedicated […]
  • DC 37 Black History Month Events February 1, 2019
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS DC 37’s Black History Committee kicked off a month long celebration of African-Americans and their achievements, culture and contributions at the 38th annual Black History Month celebration at union headquarters in Lower Manhattan. “This is the time of year we come together to celebrate African Americans as a people and share our […]
  • Local 1549 Conference: A Call to Action January 31, 2019
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES About 200 shop stewards, activists and union leaders attended Local 1549’s annual conference on advocacy and political action on Jan. 26. Each year, the local holds the conference reviews its political and legislative priorities. Its purpose is to educate shop stewards and chapter chairs about key and critical issues, giving them […]
  • Take an Opportunity to Return to School January 29, 2019
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES Interested in going back to school? At a series of one-on-one meetings at the union—“CUNY Days at DC 37”—you will have an opportunity to discuss how you can complete your degree and take advantage of other educational options. The District Council 37 Education Fund is working with the Murphy Institute (the […]
  • Statement by DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido on the Death of Stanley Hill January 28, 2019
    We are deeply saddened by the passing of our brother, retired DC 37 Executive Director Stanley Hill. According to our union newspaper, Stanley’s union activism began in 1959, when he became a shop steward shortly after joining the city workforce as a Caseworker at what was then the Department of Welfare. He was working at […]
  • Union Offers Free Tax Preparation January 25, 2019
    In 2018, DC 37 helped thousands members to get over $10 million in refunds and savings on expensive tax preparation. This year, DC 37 is continuing our partnership with Food Bank, which will operate 10 centers in all five boroughs. Centers are located near members’ workplaces, homes or transportation hubs. Professional tax preparers are at […]
  • Head of Legal Services Retires January 25, 2019
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES Family, friends, coworkers and judges on Jan. 18 gathered to bid farewell to Joan Beranbaum, the director and chief counsel of the DC 37 Municipal Employees Legal Services Plan, who is leaving the union after 39 years with the program. Beranbaum was among the first group of employees to join the […]
  • PROUD TO SERVE: DC 37 Leadership Team Elected January 24, 2019
      By GREGORY N. HEIRES Executive Director Henry Garrido was overwhelmingly elected to a second, three-year term by DC 37 delegates on Jan. 22. Shaun D. Francois I, president of Dept. of Education Employees Local 372, defeated incumbent DC 37 President Eddie Rodriguez, long-time president of Clerical Administrative Employees Local 1549. Treasurer Maf Misbah Uddin, […]
  • Remembering Dr. King January 21, 2019
    “No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. BY DIANE S. WILLIAMS Dr. Martin Luther King engaged in struggle to move America towards its better self, to will a people to become united, and use its power, […]
  • Union Mourns Intern Killed in Car Accident January 17, 2019
    By DIANE W. WILLIAMS The AFSCME family is stunned and saddened by the tragic death of 21-year-old Nadia Mourtaj, a 2018 summer intern in DC 37’s Organizing Department. Nadia and her sister Zeyneb, 15, were in a car accident on Dec. 31, in Charles County, Md. Zeyneb was killed on impact and Nadia died nine […]
  • Activists Gear Up for the Jan. 19 Women’s Unity Rally at Foley Square January 13, 2019
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES DC 37 members will be among thousands of demonstrators expected to turn out for the Women’s Unity Rally on Saturday, Jan. 19. We will gather at 10 a.m. on Foley Square, at Lafayette and Worth Street, in downtown Manhattan. We encourage participants to come dressed in DC 37’s color–green. To register […]


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Meeting Schedule

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Local 1655 Executive Board 6:00 pm
Local 1655 Executive Board
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm
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DC 37 Retirees Association Hispanic Committee 10:30 am
DC 37 Retirees Association Hispanic Committee
Feb 5 @ 10:30 am
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Local 983 Executive Board 5:00 pm
Local 983 Executive Board
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm
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Local 1359 Executive Board 6:00 pm
Local 1359 Executive Board
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 983 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 983 General Membership
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1549 Sanitation 6:00 pm
Local 1549 Sanitation
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm
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DC 37 Black History Committee 5:30 pm
DC 37 Black History Committee
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm
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DC 37 Retirees Association Asian Heritage Committee 1:00 pm
DC 37 Retirees Association Asian Heritage Committee
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm
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Local 1549 PACC/Shop Stewards 5:30 pm
Local 1549 PACC/Shop Stewards
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm
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Local 1113 Shop Stewards 6:00 pm
Local 1113 Shop Stewards
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1320 Shop Stewards 4:00 pm
Local 1320 Shop Stewards
Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm
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Local 1549 Delegates 5:00 pm
Local 1549 Delegates
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm
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Local 1655 Shop Stewards 6:00 pm
Local 1655 Shop Stewards
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1757 Executive Board 6:00 pm
Local 1757 Executive Board
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 384 Executive Board 5:00 pm
Local 384 Executive Board
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm
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DC 37 Civil Service Committee 6:00 pm
DC 37 Civil Service Committee
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1062 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 1062 General Membership
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 375 Delegates 6:00 pm
Local 375 Delegates
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm
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DC 37 Political Action Committee 6:00 pm
DC 37 Political Action Committee
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm
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DC 37 Retirees Association Political Action Committee 10:30 am
DC 37 Retirees Association Political Action Committee
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am
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Local 1549 PACC Executive Board 5:30 pm
Local 1549 PACC Executive Board
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm
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Local 1549 HHC Shop Stewards 6:00 pm
Local 1549 HHC Shop Stewards
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1549 HRA-DSS Chapter Shop Stewards 6:00 pm
Local 1549 HRA-DSS Chapter Shop Stewards
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1549 Recreation 6:00 pm
Local 1549 Recreation
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm
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DC 37 Asian Heritage Committee 6:00 pm
DC 37 Asian Heritage Committee
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1113 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 1113 General Membership
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 154 Executive Board 6:00 pm
Local 154 Executive Board
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1930 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 1930 General Membership
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 2627 Shop Stewards 6:00 pm
Local 2627 Shop Stewards
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 957 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 957 General Membership
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1549 NEW 5:30 pm
Local 1549 NEW
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm
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Local 1322 General Membership 5:00 pm
Local 1322 General Membership
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm
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QWL 5:00 pm
QWL
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm
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Local 1087 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 1087 General Membership
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1505 Executive Board 6:00 pm
Local 1505 Executive Board
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 371 Delegates 6:00 pm
Local 371 Delegates
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 375 Chapter 25 12:30 pm
Local 375 Chapter 25
Feb 21 @ 12:30 pm
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Local 1113 Recreation Committee 6:00 pm
Local 1113 Recreation Committee
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1407 Executive Board 6:00 pm
Local 1407 Executive Board
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1113 CBTU Committee 4:00 pm
Local 1113 CBTU Committee
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm
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Local 1549 Finance Committee 5:00 pm
Local 1549 Finance Committee
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm
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Local 924 General Membership, Shop Stewards 5:00 pm
Local 924 General Membership, Shop Stewards
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm
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DC 37 Retirees Association Executive Board 11:00 am
DC 37 Retirees Association Executive Board
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am
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DC 37 Delegates 6:00 pm
DC 37 Delegates
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1113 Investigative Chapter 6:00 pm
Local 1113 Investigative Chapter
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1549 Executive Board 5:00 pm
Local 1549 Executive Board
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm
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Local 1549 DCAS 6:00 pm
Local 1549 DCAS
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1549 HBPL Chapter 6:00 pm
Local 1549 HBPL Chapter
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1549 Civil Service Committee 6:00 pm
Local 1549 Civil Service Committee
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 374 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 374 General Membership
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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20feb(feb 20)6:00 pmTax Workshop with MELS Attorneys

21feb(feb 21)6:00 pmBlack History Month Local 372 Event

22feb(feb 22)6:00 pmBlack History Month CBTU Event

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