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  • Coverage of Low-Dosage Statins Changed to Comply with Obamacare June 22, 2018
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES Low-dose generic statins will be provided for free by members' health-care plans instead of the DC 37 prescription drug benefit. This change meets a requirement of the Affordable Health Care Act and goes into effect July 1. To fill statin prescriptions, members ages 40 to 75 need to present their health […]
  • Local Presidents Administer Exam for Parks Dept.’s Arborist Jobs June 20, 2018
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS The Dept. of Parks and Recreation tested 10 applicants hoping to join the agency's “delta force” of expert arborists who maintain and remove damaged and dead trees in the five boroughs. Dept. of Parks Climbers & Pruners Local 1506 President Ibn Mann and Mike Zeno, president of Parks Supervisors Local 1508, […]
  • Rookie of the Year Helps Find Where the Wild Things Are June 19, 2018
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS For New Yorkers who want to roam the wild, public parks are urban forests teeming with over 600 species of wildlife. Tracking the migratory and breeding patterns of birds, bats and beasts is Community Coordinator Karolina Janik, a self-described computer nerd who works at North Arsenal of the Dept. of Parks […]
  • Burning Down the House June 18, 2018
    By JEREMY JOHN On April 25, Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Trump administration, pulled the curtain back to what typifies the worst aspects of the regressive views shared by the alt-right extremists now in power since the November 2016 election. His proposed scheme, called the Make Affordable Housing Work Act, […]
  • City Honors Fallen EMT Heroine Yadira Arroyo June 18, 2018
    By ALFREDO ALVARADO Members of the FDNY stood in honor of their fallen comrade EMT Yadira Arroyo at the street renaming ceremony in her honor on June 15, in the Bronx. Her friends and colleagues joined her family and elected officials for a moving memorial tribute. The Local 2507 member was killed on the job […]
  • Tramp’s Tax Scam June 16, 2018
    So far, what critics said about the Trump tax plan is proving to be true: It's a scam. After its unveiling last year, opponents last described the proposal as a giveaway to corporations and the wealthy with crumbs for the rest of us. Earlier this year, House Speaker Paul Ryan urged his colleagues to talk […]
  • Mayor and City Council Adopt 2019 Budget June 15, 2018
    By ALFREDO ALVARADO The union scored several major victories in this years’ city budget process, including getting $16 million for public library operating expenses and $60 million in capital funding sought by DC 37 leaders and members. The New York City Council approved the $89.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2019 in a late vote […]
  • DC 37’s Disability Advisory Committee Moves Forward With New Leader June 14, 2018
    By ALFREDO ALVARADO The new chair of the DC 37 Health/Disability Advisory Committee, Local 372 President Shaun D. Francois I, welcomed members to their April 3 meeting at the union. Francois was appointed to chair the committee after Eileen Muller retired. Muller was also president of Brooklyn Library Guild Local 1482. One of the issues […]
  • It’s Time for a Contract Now June 12, 2018
    By HENRY GARRIDO We are pressing the city to work with us to wrap up negotiations for a new economic agreement that will affect 90,000 DC 37 members. There is no reason to prolong negotiations, which has occurred too often in previous talks. The local economy is strong and the city is in good shape […]
  • Caribbean Heritage Celebration Highlights Politics and Citizenship June 9, 2018
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS The contributions and heritage of Caribbean expats were celebrated June 5 at the union's annual Caribbean Heritage ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event was co-sponsored by Locals 420 and 768. "Like never before we are hearing from the Trump Administration and social media an increasingly amount of anti-union, anti-immigrant, anti-women speech," said Committee […]


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