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  • City Comptroller Calls for Ban on Commercial Bond Companies May 16, 2018
    By ALFREDO ALVARADO New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has introduced a bill in the City Council calling for the banning of commercial bail. Earlier this year, Stringer's office released a report on the predatory nature of the commercial bond industry in New York. His report showed that bail bond companies extracted between $16 million […]
  • Meet DC 37 Lawyers at May-June Community Association Meetings May 16, 2018
    District Council 37’s Community Associations are the building blocks of union’s mobilizing efforts in neighborhoods throughout the city and are essential to addressing critical issues affecting union members, retirees and their families. In May and June 2018, the associations will be holding their next round of quarterly neighborhood meetings on “Leading the Way – Bridging the […]
  • The Mission of Public Service: People Over Profits May 15, 2018
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES Many DC 37 members joined the city's workforce after spending years in the private sector. Those interviewed by the Public Employee Press say they are now happier with their work, because it comes with union representation, good benefits, and job security. Helping city residents instills a motivation absent in the private […]
  • Union Calls for Additional Parks and School Workers May 14, 2018
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS and ALFREDO ALVARADO DC 37 leaders are making their case on behalf of understaffed agencies and overworked employees at a series of City Council budget hearings. At a recent Parks Committee hearing, the union asked lawmakers to fully restore funds to the Parks budget to save 300 seasonal jobs and add […]
  • DC 37 Launches Women’s Leadership Academy May 9, 2018
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS District Council 37 is preparing women for future leadership roles through a six-month training program that begins in June. Local leaders, officers and activists are invited to apply to the union's Women's Leadership Academy. The application deadline is May 31. To encourage diversity, DC 37 seeks applicants from every experiential, racial […]
  • Union Celebrates Jewish Heritage May 8, 2018
    By MIKE LEE Summer came early, so it was of no surprise that the party was hot during the Jewish Heritage celebration at DC 37 headquarters. The event celebrated the anniversary of the founding of Israel – known in Hebrew as Yom Ha’atzmaut – proclaimed in Tel Aviv on May 14, 1948. After an invocation […]
  • The Role of Women in Electoral Politics May 7, 2018
    By ALFREDO ALVARADO A discussion about how women can become more engaged in electoral politics is taking place around the country. That discussion took place also at DC 37 recently with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Public Advocate Letitia James, Local 372 President Shaun D. Francois I and City Council member Carlina Rivera. Activists from […]
  • Union Carries Out Town Hall Meetings May 5, 2018
    By ALFREDO ALVARADO There was standing room only as more than 300 union members jammed the conference room at the offices of the Human Resources Administration in Brooklyn for a town hall style meeting. Members came to hear DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido talk about the fight with the city for a new contract […]
  • Defend Our Jobs and Benefits May 2, 2018
    By HENRY GARRIDO Members of a DC 37 delegation were among the thousands of people who visited Memphis, Tenn., last month to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. We feel a personal connection to the tragedy on April 14, 1968, because the civil rights leader was in Memphis to support […]
  • Labor Film Festival Opens on Friday May 1, 2018
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES The seventh annual Labor Unite! Film Festival opens  in the Tribeca neighborhood in Manhattan on May 4. The opening will feature “The Iron Triangle,” which explores the history of deindustrialization, urban renewal and gentrification in New York City. The evening also includes three other screenings: “Bullies,” a five minute animated film […]

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