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  • DC 37 Organizing Sets New Round of Lunch Time Info Sessions November 17, 2017
    The DC 37 Organizing Department has scheduled upcoming lunch time information events to thank members for their activism, strengthen the power of our collective voice and equip members with the tools necessary to move forward together. Volunteer Member Organizers like those pictured helped get out the vote to defeat the NYS Constitutional Convention and elect […]
  • Leading the Way: The Transformation of a Union November 16, 2017
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES The union has embarked upon an ambitious, multi-year program to improve services, amplify the voice of members, expand organizing, engage activists, and reach out to the communities where our members live. With this effort, the union seeks to lead the way for the city's labor movement, even as unions around the […]
  • Lifeguards Mark Four Years Without Drownings November 15, 2017
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS City Lifeguards in Local 461 and their Supervisors in Local 508 are credited for achieving an outstanding public safety record as they complete their fourth consecutive season with no fatalities or drownings at public pools and beaches while Lifeguards were on duty. "These first responders protect millions of residents and tourists […]
  • DC 37 Activists Help Re-elect de Blasio and Defeat the Constitutional Convention November 9, 2017
    By ALFREDO ALVARADO DC 37 helped Mayor Bill de Blasio win another four-year term with his landslide victory over his Republican opponent. "We should all feel elated," said District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido about de Blasio's victory. Voters throughout the state also soundly rejected a ballot proposal to hold a constitutional convention. "Union […]
  • When Terror Struck, DC 37 Members Responded November 7, 2017
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS DC 37 members were crucial first responders to the deadly rampage in lower Manhattan on Oct. 31 that claimed eight lives and sent eleven injured people to the hospital. Mayor Bill de Blasio called the incident "an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians." […]
  • New City Program Places Homeless with Host Families November 5, 2017
    By GREGORY N. HEIRES An innovative new city program backed by the union will help the homeless to leave their shelters to live with a host family. The city will run the program through its Pathways to Housing service, which addresses homelessness by combining housing with treatment for mental and physical health, substance abuse, education […]
  • A Union Mission to Puerto Rico November 4, 2017
    By HENRY GARRIDO Putting aside the Trump administration's lackluster response to the devastation from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, we all should be proud of the dedication of the government workers who are providing crucial humanitarian aid on the island. Thousands of federal, state and local public employees from around the country have volunteered for […]
  • Legislative Conference Explores Critical Issues Facing the Union November 3, 2017
    By ALFREDO ALVARADO The fight to keep pay loans out of New York, the financial crisis at the city's public hospitals, the federal budget's impact on New York City and the effect of a ruling by U.S. Supreme Court next year in the Janus v. AFSCME case were topics of discussion at DC 37's 42nd […]
  • Mayor de Blasio Speaks Out on the Millionaires’ Tax to Save Subways November 3, 2017
    Editor's Note: DC 37 members last week came out in support of Mayor Bill de Blasio's fight for a millionaires' tax to help fix the country's largest subway system. Also joining the fight was Vermont U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The mayor's remarks from the press conference at a lower Manhattan subway […]
  • Family Paid Leave Fight Examined in “Zero Weeks” Documentary November 1, 2017
    By ALFREDO ALVARADO Paid family leave is offered to workers all over the world from Iraq to Mexico and Brazil. Papua New Guinea and the United States are on a very short list of countries that don't offer the benefit to their workers. "Why is it that the rest of the world has figured this […]

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