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  • 98 Percent Vote ‘Yes’ on Contract August 15, 2018
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES DC 37 members voted overwhelmingly for a contract that provides for a total wage increase of 7.42 percent and preserves their premium-free health-care coverage with no givebacks. Members voted 31,133 in favor and 743 against the contract, an approval rating of 97.6 percent. The mail-ballot vote was tabulated on Aug. 14 […]
  • Members Participate in National Night Out Activities Around the City August 13, 2018
    By ALFREDO ALVARADO Union activists joined neighborhood residents and police officers around the city for the annual National Night Out. The first Tuesday of August police precincts around the country join with community residents in an effort to build stronger relationships and safer communities. In Harlem police officers from the 32nd Precinct closed down 135th Street […]
  • New York City’s Black Women Earn 57 cents for Each Dollar Earned by White Men August 10, 2018
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Black Women's Equal Pay Day, Aug. 7, was a grim reminder of longstanding gender and racial income gaps, but data shows women who belong to unions fare much better than those who don't. "The income gap and pay disparities between men and women and women of color are harsh realities," said […]
  • Union Helps Members Fight Off Unscrupulous Debt Collectors August 8, 2018
        By ALFREDO ALVARADO  President Donald Trump has rolled back financial regulations of all kinds. And now, thanks to his policies, the slimly debt collection business is back. Debt buyers are companies that purchase debt from an original creditor, usually a credit card issuer or a bank. They then try to collect the amount […]
  • Housing Program Marks 13th Year August 7, 2018
    BY DIANE S. WILLIAMS Flooding downpours did not stop members from attending the annual August housing fair at the union hall, where many met real estate professionals who offer mortgages, inspections, credit counseling, and other housing-related services. "I came because I'm looking to purchase my first home," said SSEU Local 371 member Shermaine Taylor. "I […]
  • Union Launches the New DC 37 Women’s Leadership Academy August 3, 2018
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Blazing a trail for the future of the labor movement, the new DC 37 Women's Leadership Academy held its inaugural meeting in July at union headquarters. As attacks on organized labor increase, the union is doubling down its efforts to protect and grow its ranks by training a corps of women […]
  • Join DC 37 for a Rally Aug. 15 to Protest ICE Deportations August 2, 2018
        By ALFREDO ALVARADO Union activists from the Northeast will gather in Philadelphia on Wed., Aug. 15 to rally and call for the end of deportations by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and an end to President Trump's zero-tolerance policy on immigration. "The administration is so extreme on immigration that they're deporting the spouses […]
  • Rising Up: First-Time Convention Delegates Speak Out July 23, 2018
    More than 1,000 of the delegates to the 43rd AFSCME Convention in Boston last week were attending for the very first time. DC 37’s delegation included four new local unions and dozens of first-time delegates, including a new local president. This new generation of union activists is among the thousands of AFSCME members who have pledged […]
  • AFSCME Members #RiseUp at 43rd Convention in Boston July 18, 2018
    By MIKE LEE AFSCME members are heeding the call to #RiseUp this week at the 43rd International Convention of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in Boston. AFSCME, DC 37's national union, now stands at the forefront of labor's resistance as public workers nationwide are standing together, pushing back against anti-union forces after […]
  • Saving Our Public Housing July 13, 2018
    City and federal investigators raided the warehouse of the New York City Housing Authority on June 13, responding to a complaint filed against the agency for failing to address deteriorating conditions in 178,000 apartments. Since the resignation of former NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye in April, the media has been churning out stories exposing the depth […]
  • Trump and Labor: A Betrayal July 12, 2018
    Donald Trump won the presidency portraying himself as a champion of workers. So far, his record as president amounts to a great betrayal. With executive orders, political appointments and policy changes, Trump has actually proved himself to be an enemy of working families. The authoritarian president has taken steps to undermine unions, harm public employees, […]
  • A Culture of Organizing July 11, 2018
    By BARBARA TERRELONGE For decades, our union has largely focused on providing services to members. But in recent years we learned we must do more. As we faced institutional malaise and a multi-million dollar, anti-union campaign by a national right-wing network intensified we decided to shift our focus toward what's known as an organizing model […]
  • Vote “Yes” on the Contract July 10, 2018
    By HENRY GARRIDO Executive Director, District Council 37, AFSCME, AFL-CIO After a marathon negotiating session in late June, we concluded talks with the city on a new economic agreement, which provides for fair wage increases worth more than 7 percent and a new paid parental leave benefit. The contract provides for a retroactive 2 percent […]
  • New Contracts at Queens Library and Brooklyn Academy of Music July 9, 2018
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES Two DC 37 locals recently concluded negotiations, resulting in significant improvements in their contracts. These include gains in compensation and workplace protections. Brooklyn Academy of Music Local 1502 members approved a seven-year contract that provides security guards with a $2,000 yearly salary increase. The contract boosts the differential – extra pay […]
  • DC 37 backs Letitia James for New York State Attorney General July 6, 2018
    By ALFREDO ALVARADO New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, who recently launched her campaign for New York state Attorney General, laid out her platform before a crowd of enthusiastic supporters in lower Manhattan. Surrounded by union activists from DC 37, Transit Workers Local 100, Communications Workers of America Local 1180 and several other unions, […]


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