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  • 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 […]
  • “The union is there when you need help. It provides job security.” October 12, 2018
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES Local 1549 member Geraldine Morina signed her union card in 1992, and since then she has remained a passionate activist. Morina, 63, is the local's chapter chair at the Dept. of Transportation, where she enjoys being an advocate for her coworkers and a source of information about their workplace rights and […]
  • Local 1549 Shop Stewards Help Energize the Union October 11, 2018
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES More than 200 shop stewards in Local 1549 are fired up about carrying the union message to the workplace after they spent the Columbus Day weekend at a training conference. The stewards had a full agenda at the gathering, whose theme was "Rise Up & Stay Strong Shop Steward." They learned […]
  • Our Pensions and Renewable Energy October 9, 2018
    By HENRY GARRIDO Executive Director, District Council 37, AFSCME, AFL-CIO NEW York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and other trustees of the city's pension funds recently announced a new goal to double the funds' investments in climate change solutions to $4 billion, or 2 percent of the city's $195 billion pension […]
  • Pay Dates Set for 2017-18 Raises October 5, 2018
    Full-Time and Local 372 Hourly Salary calculators below: Full-Time Salary Calculator Local 372 Hourly Calculator   By GREGORY N. HEIRES The city has set the dates for the 2017 and 2018 pay increases of most of the DC 37 members covered by the new economic agreement. The contract calls for raises of 2 percent on […]
  • Union Mourns Passing of Retirees Association’s Former President October 1, 2018
    By ALFREDO ALVARADO Rochelle Mangual, who began her career as a civil servant working at the City University of New York, passed away on Aug. 13. Mangual worked at Hunter College in the Bursar's Office and was a member of City University of New York and Educational Opportunity Centers Local 384. Shortly after joining the […]
  • Yes We Can. Yes We Did. DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido on the Democratic Primary Victories of Gov. Cuomo And Public Advocate Letitia James September 17, 2018
    “Thursday's primary election victories by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Public Advocate Letitia James were good news for the state's working men and women. The Governor and the Public Advocate are true friends of DC 37 and the city's labor movement. They are steadfast fighters against the extreme agenda of Donald Trump. They have fought for […]
  • Disability Committee Pays Tribute to 9/11 September 14, 2018
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS The union's Disability Advisory Committee paid special tribute to World Trade Center victims and survivors on the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. "Our lives changed forever," said Shaun D. Francois I, Board of Education Employees Local 372 president and chair of the union's Disability Advisory Committee. "9/11 took out thousands […]
  • On the Eve of Primary, Governor Cuomo Calls in to Speak With DC 37 Members September 10, 2018
    By MIKE LEE As Primary Day elections loom, the union recently hosted a live telephone town hall with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido. More than 14,000 union households dialed in to hear the Governor speak, and ask questions. In his introduction, DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido lauded […]
  • We Remember September 10, 2018
      As we approach the anniversary of the terrible events on 9/11, we remember the courage and sacrifice of our DC 37 sisters and brothers who worked tirelessly that day and beyond, risking their lives and health to safe others, give comfort and to keep the city functioning during an unprecedented crisis. In 2011, AFSCME, […]
  • Fighting Big Pharma’s Excessive Drug Prices September 8, 2018
    By NEAL FRUMKIN The costs of prescription drugs are too damn high, forcing working families and retirees to choose between food, rent and life-sustaining medication. That was the opening line of a resolution submitted by Edward W. Hysyk, president of the Retirees Association of DC 37, Juan Fernandez, president of Amalgamated Professional Employees Local 154 […]
  • Union Celebrates Victory for Public Safety at City Hall Rally September 8, 2018
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Hours before New York City schools reopened for 1.1 million students, Dept of Education Local 372 and a coalition of grassroots groups and elected officials rallied outside City Hall to celebrate a major public safety victory after Gov. Cuomo ordered the return of traffic cameras in school zones. "School Crossing Guards […]
  • Ed Fund Launches Digital Credential Program September 7, 2018
    The union has launched a new initiative to make it easier for members to manage and share information about their professional credentials and skills development with their employers and other interested parties. Through a partnership with a New York City-based digital credential platform, called Credly, DC 37 will use "digital badges" to recognize members' knowledge […]
  • Help the Union Get Out the Vote September 6, 2018
    When hardworking public employees and union members ask how the politics of this country got to where they are now, much of the answer can be found in the midterm elections of 2010. That's when the progressive agenda of President Barack Obama was critically wounded by insufficient turnout and the extreme right-wing took over Congress […]


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