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  • Safety Program Reduces Traffic Deaths January 17, 2018
    By MIKE LEE The city's streets are becoming safer as a result of a plan to reduce traffic-related fatalities implemented by Mayor Bill de Blasio four years ago. With a 32 percent drop in pedestrian fatalities, 2017 marked the fourth consecutive year of declining traffic deaths in New York City, a success that counters the […]
  • National Union Launches Campaign to Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy January 16, 2018
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Fifty years ago black sanitation workers in Memphis went on strike to demand fair wages and safe working conditions. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. joined the striking members of Local 1733 in response to a request from AFSCME's then-president Jerry Wurf. The strikers asserted their humanity with an empowering slogan: "I […]
  • City Pensions Plan to Dump Fossil Fuel Investments January 11, 2018
    BY MIKE LEE New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Comptroller Scott Stringer and trustees of the city's pension funds struck a sharp chord for the environment on Jan. 10 by announcing a plan to free the funds from the clutches of fossil fuel investments over the next five years.  This move by a […]
  • Urban Park Rangers Honored for 9/11 Heroism January 11, 2018
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Sixteen years after aiding thousands to safety aross the Hudson River during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, three heroic Urban Park Rangers and the Local 983 president received presidential citations at a ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on Dec. 19. Local 983 President Joe Puleo and PEP […]
  • DC 37 Community Associations gear up for January 2018 meetings January 10, 2018
    District Council 37 Community Associations are the building blocks of Political Action’s organizing efforts in neighborhoods throughout the city and are essential to addressing critical issues affecting union members, retirees and their families. In January 2018, the associations are gearing up for the year ahead with their first round of quarterly neighborhood meetings (see schedule […]
  • Magazine Honors Local 420 President Carmen Charles January 9, 2018
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS City & State magazine named Carmen Charles, the president of New York City Hospital Employees Local 420 and a DC 37 vice president, one of its Responsible 100 Honorees at its annual ceremony Dec. 14 for 100 of New York's most outstanding corporate citizens. "I am deeply moved to be counted […]
  • New Year, New Round of DC 37 Lunch Time Info Sessions January 8, 2018
    District Council 37 has scheduled a new round of 2018 lunch time information events to thank members for their activism, strengthen the power of our collective voice and equip members with the tools necessary to move forward together. Volunteer Member Organizers like those pictured helped get out the vote to defeat the NYS Constitutional Convention […]
  • Help is Available for 9/11 Claims January 5, 2018
    By MIKE LEE Were you there on Sept 11th? Did you work on the Ground Zero? Are you experiencing health issues from the attacks on the World Trade Center and need help filing a claim, but do not have an attorney? Help is here. The Sept. 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), in conjunction with the […]
  • Book Review: “Latino Americans” January 2, 2018
    By KEN NASH Latino Americans," a 6-hour PBS documentary, links our present to our past, showing that much of what is now the United States was settled by Mexicans (after they subdued the Native Americans). They then were gradually conquered by European Americans in California, Texas, and the Southwest. In the process, their land rights […]
  • Communities and Unions December 28, 2017
    At DC 37, we want to shatter the myth, perpetrated by anti-labor forces, that unions are insular institutions and a "special interest" group. That's why we continue to deepen our ties to communities where members live and work. A major step forward was to establish a new Office of Community Partnerships. How's this embrace of […]


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january

22jan(jan 22)5:30 pmStudent Debt Workshop

february

01feb5:30 pmBlack History Month Opening Honors Lillian Roberts

08feb(feb 8)6:00 pmDC 37 Political Action Black History Celebration

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13mar(mar 13)5:30 pmStudent Debt Workshop

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18apr(apr 18)5:30 pmYour Money, Your Debt Workshop

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20jun(jun 20)5:30 pmYour Money, Your Debt Workshop

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