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  • Mail Ballots on CUNY Contract Deal Will be Sent Out in Late November November 16, 2018
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES By the end of the month, members who work at CUNY will receive an informational packet about a tentative agreement on a new contract. Members will vote on the 52-month deal, which provides for a raise of over 8 percent, through a mail ballot included in the mailing. Besides the mail […]
  • Dept. of Education Employees Honored at Ceremony at DC 37 November 15, 2018
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS More than 1,000 Dept. of Education employees in a dozen DC 37 locals were recognized for two decades of dedicated service to the city and its 1.1 million schoolchildren at a Quality of Work Life ceremony at union headquarters Nov. 14. "A child will remember your smile, your words of encouragement, […]
  • DC 37 Played Key Role in Statewide Elections November 9, 2018
    By MIKE LEE In an election that featured one of the highest voter midterm turnouts in recent history, the efforts of DC 37's vaunted Green Machine were pivotal in finally breaking the Albany legislative gridlock by helping several local state senate candidates to victory. The state's top elected officials were all re-elected with union help. […]
  • DC 37 and City University of New York Announce Tentative Labor Pact November 3, 2018
    Nov 2, 2018 — District Council 37, the city's largest union of municipal employees, and the City University of New York have agreed to a tentative 52-month contract that provides 8.24 percent in raises for the union's 10,000 members who work in the public university system. The agreement, which is subject to approval by the […]
  • DC 37 Celebrates Italian Heritage October 27, 2018
    By MIKE LEE A great time was had by all at the union's annual Italian Heritage celebration, held in Queens on Oct. 13. The event, honors the contributions of Italian-Americans to the labor movement and in building our nation. "This is about celebrating the many accomplishments of Italians and Italian Americans from the past, present, […]
  • City Images October 26, 2018
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES Graphic Artists Marc Brown and Richard Brathwaite are members of a behind-the-scenes team of workers who rely on their creativity to portray and promote city programs. Brown and Brathwaite create brochures, subway ads, pamphlets, billboards, public service announcements, booklets and banners to inform the public about city initiatives, and they also […]
  • DC 37 and the City Agree on Unlimited Paid Sick Leave for 9/11 Heroes October 24, 2018
    By MIKE LEE After weeks of intense negotiations, the union won a landmark victory for our 9/11 first responders and other members who worked at the World Trade Center site during the rescue, recovery and cleanup. On Oct. 23, Mayor Bill de Blasio, DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido, Local 3621 President Vincent Variale and […]
  • Latino Heritage: Focus on Activism October 20, 2018
    By MIKE LEE The midterm elections and Hurricane Maria were the focus of the union's annual celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. DC 37 kicked off its 26th annual celebration of Latino heritage and history with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at union headquarters on Sept. 12. After opening remarks by Isabel Figueroa, former vice president of […]
  • The Latina Wage Gap October 19, 2018
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Nov. 1 is Latina Equal Pay Day– the day Latinas' wages catch up to what white men earned in 2017. And for the AFL-CIO constituency group Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCCLA), Nov. 1 is a day of action to call for pay equity and economic justice for Latinas. Across […]
  • Union Speaks Out for Sick Time for WTC Heroes October 18, 2018
    By MIKE LEE In a recent hearing before the New York State Senate Civil Service and Pensions Committee, several DC 37 local leaders and members called upon legislators to give city workers the sick time they need as a result of the work they performed at the World Trade Center in the aftermath of 9/11. […]
  • DC 37 Welcomes Members In New Union-Represented Titles (Open House on Nov. 8) October 18, 2018
    By MIKE LEE Recently, DC 37 and the city agreed that the union will represent more than 900 public workers serving in positions categorized as managerial and not covered by the New York City collective bargaining Law. If you are one of the 900 workers whose job was reclassified as a new administrative title represented […]
  • Members Make Strides at Annual Breast Cancer Walk October 17, 2018
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Taking steps and making strides is a large contingent of DC 37 members in Locals 372, 420, and 924 who support the annual "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk, a 3.5 mile trek through Manhattan's Central Park on Oct. 14. "We come together to make a difference and show our support […]
  • City Unveils Improvements to the HIP HMO Health-Care Plan October 16, 2018
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES DC 37 has worked closely with the city and EmblemHealth to create a new model for employee-based health and wellness coverage. EmblemHealth's new reimagined City of New York HMO Plan aims to offer a health care experience with affordable pricing and ease of use for city workers and their families. One of […]
  • Union, City Set Pension Investment Goals October 15, 2018
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS At a press conference on Sept. 13, Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Comptroller Scott Stringer announced the New York City pension fund goal to invest $4 billion in clean energy and other climate change solutions by 2021. "New York City leads from the front when it comes to the fight […]
  • The Referendum on Trump October 13, 2018
    The mid-term elections on Nov. 6 are a referendum on President Trump. We say: "Vote no!" No to Trump's policies that favor the wealthy and throw crumbs to the working class and poor. No to his lack of empathy, whether it's for hurricane victims, sexually abused women or powerless immigrant children. No to the political […]


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