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  • The Right-wing Bradley Foundation Plots to Destroy Unions October 13, 2017
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES A right-wing network of foundations and front groups has spent decades trying to wipe out unions. One of those anti-union foundations is the Milwaukee-based Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. A few years ago, the foundation helped Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker successfully attack public employees and withstand a union-led recall effort. Walker's […]
  • Union Organizes Against Constitutional Convention October 10, 2017
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES By GREGORY N. HEIRES As the Nov. 7 elections  approach, DC 37 is stepping up its work with a coalition fighting against a ballot question on whether the state should hold a constitutional convention. Established earlier this year, New Yorkers Against Corruption is spreading the word about the danger of holding […]
  • Six DC 37 Members are in Puerto Rico to Help with Relief Efforts October 6, 2017
    By KEVIN ZAPF HANES Six members from New York City-based AFSCME District Council 37 (DC 37) are in Puerto Rico to help residents rebuild their lives after Hurricane Maria devastated the commonwealth. The Caribbean island, home to 3.5 million U.S. citizens, is in desperate need of highly skilled workers. The DC 37 members are lending […]
  • DC 37 Organizing sets lunch time sessions, a special forum and training for fall October 6, 2017
    The DC 37 Organizing Department has scheduled fall lunch time information events and a Union Day this fall to strengthen the power of our collective voice and equip members with the tools necessary to move forward together. At the top of the agenda: voting “NO” on the New York State Constitutional Convention to protect worker rights […]
  • Union Activists Demand More Aid for Puerto Rico October 5, 2017
    By ALFREDO ALVARADO Union activists from District Council 37, 32 BJ SEIU, and the Communication Workers of America joined elected officials at a rally at Foley Square in downtown Manhattan, demanding President Donald J. Trump and the federal government step up their recovery operations in Puerto Rico and cancel the island's $72 billion debt. "We […]
  • Justice for Dreamers October 4, 2017
    By HENRY GARRIDO Many of us were morally outraged by President Donald J. Trump’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA protects undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from deportation and allows them to work and study here. The day after Trump's Sept. 5 announcement, I […]
  • Don’t Like Your Health Plan? October is the Time to Switch October 2, 2017
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES If you wish to change your health-care plan, now is the time to act. The city's annual health-care "reopener" runs from Oct. 2 to Oct. 31. For city employees who change plans, coverage is effective on the date of their first paycheck in 2018. Retirees can only change their plan in […]
  • Hiring Hall for School Lunch Helpers on Oct. 17 and Oct. 19 October 2, 2017
    Due to popular demand, registration for the Oct. 17 and Oct. 19 hiring hall is now closed. Future hiring halls are planned for the near future. By ALFREDO ALVARADO District Council 37 and the Dept. of Education will be holding a hiring hall to fill part-time positions throughout the city's school districts. The department is […]
  • Fight Cuts to Workers’ Compensation! Take Action Now! September 28, 2017
    By MIKE LEE The union is taking part in an all-out effort to fight proposed changes to workers’ compensation system in New York State, changes that affect all workers injured on the job. The NYS Workers’ Compensation Board has proposed medical treatment guidelines and regulations that would eliminate monetary awards for dozens of arm and […]
  • Workers on Janus: A Political Effort to Further Rig the Rules Against Working People September 28, 2017
    On Sept. 28, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear Janus v. AFSCME Council 31. This court case is the latest attempt by anti-union forces to take away public workers' hard-won freedoms to organize, negotiate for fair pay and working conditions, as well as to strip them of their benefits. The following statement was issued by […]


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