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  • Members Demand Greater Financial Help for NYC H+H May 25, 2018
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS At five annual meetings NYC Health+Hospitals held this spring, DC 37 leaders, members and public health advocates voiced concerns about the future of the largest public health care system in America. "We celebrate our success in convincing Governor Cuomo to protect and fund safety net hospitals, save MetroPlus from a $200 […]
  • Don’t Forget: We Vote May 24, 2018
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES Members and guests gathered at DC 37 May 18 for the annual Asian Heritage celebration, themed "We Vote, We Make a Difference," was appropriate in the run-up for this year's mid-term elections. Besides hearing a call to arms, the crowd enjoyed a fun evening of Asian food and cultural presentations. "Our […]
  • Update Your Beneficiary Record May 23, 2018
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES Every so often, a widow stops by the DC 37 Health & Security Plan to obtain a inquiry about a benefit of a deceased member. The benefit could be thousands of dollars from her husband's DC 37 Annuity Fund. Or a $10,000 death benefit. But when the widow asks about the […]
  • Union Honors EMS Week May 22, 2018
    By ALFREDO ALVARADO Thousands of emergency medical technicians around the country will be honored during National EMS Week for the critical work they do saving lives. The week of activities for the annual event begins May 20 -26. In New York City EMT Yadira Arroyo was one of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Arroyo, […]
  • EMS Workers Prevent Attack on Bronx Man May 21, 2018
    By ALFREDO ALVARADO Two DC 37 members jumped into action in the Bronx to protect a defenseless man in a wheelchair. Lt. Daniel Burgos and FDNY Paramedic Kevin Costello spotted a woman punching a 62 year-old man and trying to take his wallet. They quickly intervened to stop the attack until the police arrived. Burgos, […]
  • 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 […]


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