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  • U. S. CITIZENSHIP WEBINAR TONIGHT SEPT. 22, 6PM September 22, 2021
    The DC 37 Municipal Employees Legal Services (MELS), the Building Service 32BJ Legal Services Fund,  CUNY’s Citizenship Now! Program and the Emerald Isle Immigration Center (EIIC) are jointly presenting a citizenship seminar tonight, Wednesday Sept. 22 at 6 pm on Zoom. Learn how to become a U.S. citizen and the benefits of citizenship. To join the Benefits […]
  • Local 983 Rangers Lead Tennis Fans to Safety September 21, 2021
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS As Hurricane Ida deluged Flushing Meadow Park, Local 983 Urban Park Rangers and City Seasonal Aides fought the cold, driving rains to lead U.S. Open fans to safety. “These brave members went above and beyond. They made outstanding rescues of people stranded in one of the worst storms on record,” said […]
  • DC 37 NEWS, UPCOMING EVENTS and SERVICES YOU CAN USE September 21, 2021
    DC 37 EVENTS: U.S. CITIZENSHIP WEBINAR SEPT. 22, 6PM The DC 37 Municipal Employees Legal Services (MELS), the Building Service 32BJ Legal Services Fund, CUNY’s Citizenship Now! Program and the Emerald Isle Immigration Center (EIIC) are jointly presenting a citizenship seminar on Wednesday Sept. 22 at 6 pm on Zoom. Learn how to become a […]
  • Leaving Absence: 9/11 Memorial Designed by a DC 37 Member September 20, 2021
    By MIKE LEE When you visit Leaving Absence, the memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, you are struck by its expression of poignancy and an overwhelming sense of creating a place for contemplation and healing. The memorial rests at the footprint of where the Twin Towers of the World Trade […]
  • Sen. Schumer, Charles: FEMA to Reimburse NYC H+H $880 Million for COVID September 20, 2021
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS In a victory for public hospitals, New York City Hospitals Employees Local 420 President Carmen Charles, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres secured an additional $620 million from FEMA to reimburse NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H) for COVID-19 care during the pandemic. “New York City’s public hospitals […]
  • U. S. CITIZENSHIP WEBINAR SEPT. 22, 6PM September 15, 2021
    The DC 37 Municipal Employees Legal Services (MELS), the Building Service 32BJ Legal Services Fund,  CUNY’s Citizenship Now! Program and the Emerald Isle Immigration Center (EIIC) are jointly presenting a citizenship seminar on Wednesday Sept. 22 at 6 pm on Zoom. Learn how to become a U.S. citizen and the benefits of citizenship. To join the […]
  • Local 983 Members Clean Up After Ida September 13, 2021
    BY DIANE S. WILLIAMS Torrents of rain poured down as remnants of Hurricane Ida tore through New York City, flooding subways and turning roadways and streets into rushing rivers on Sept. 1. The historic deluge dumped over three inches of rain in an hour and overloaded the city’s vast and aging drainage systems. It created […]
  • Never Forget: 20th Sept. 11 Remembrance September 10, 2021
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS This Sept. 11 marks the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Flight 93. District Council 37 remembers that horrific day and what New York’s public employees did to save thousands of lives. The union also recounts what its leaders did to protect staff […]
  • The LATEST NEWS, UPCOMING EVENTS and SERVICES YOU CAN USE September 7, 2021
    IMPACT of 9/11 TOXINS 20 YEARS LATER and the FEDERAL RESPONSE THURSDAY, SEPT. 9, 9:30 am to 12 pm and 2 to 3:30 pm FRIDAY, SEPT. 10, 9:30 am to 1 pm Join this live-stream, two-day event from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This program will bring together health professionals, legal experts, […]
  • IMPORTANT UPDATES on the NEW YORK STATE EVICTION MORATORIUM and the CDC FEDERAL EVICTION MORATORIUM August 27, 2021
    New York State lawmakers agreed on September 1 to extend sweeping protections against evictions. The state’s amended eviction moratorium, extended through January 15, 2022, is one of the most extensive protections put into place in the nation. Under the amended law, landlords can challenge a tenant’s declaration of hardship.  However, tenants are still encouraged to […]
  • The LATEST NEWS, UPCOMING EVENTS and SERVICES YOU CAN USE   August 24, 2021
    MELS NEW YORK EVICTION MORATORIUM The US Supreme Court issued an injunction suspending New York’s Eviction Moratorium. This means that tenants who filed a hardship declaration are no longer protected and landlords can now ask the court for the necessary permission needed to evict. This does not mean that tenants who owe rent or are […]
  • Local 1482 Member Awarded for Library Cleanup August 16, 2021
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS For singlehandedly cleaning up debris left from a huge July 4th celebration near Bay Ridge Library, a Local 1482 Library Custodian received an Outstanding Citizenship award from City Council Member Justin Brannan. An early morning July 5 Twitter post alerted Brannan to the mounds of trash littering the intersection of 73rd […]
  • MELS: Eviction Moratorium Update August 11, 2021
    In May 2021, Governor Cuomo signed a bill continuing the eviction moratorium to August 31, 2021.  Any tenant who has not served their landlord with a New York State Hardship Declaration form or filed the form in Housing Court can do so at any time before August 31, 2021 to secure coverage under the Act. […]
  • The LATEST NEWS, UPCOMING EVENTS and SERVICES YOU CAN USE   August 10, 2021
    EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES “Post-pandemic, it is important to prioritize your health and wellbeing. Be proactive. A lot of things can be caught early.”   – MSK Cancer Survivor DC 37 has partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) to help raise awareness about the importance of cancer screening and prevention. Screenings help detect cancer early […]
  • Alyce’s Story: Colon Cancer Survivor August 4, 2021
    She was being stubborn. Alyce knew her age and race put her at higher risk for colorectal cancer. But she did not want to have a colonoscopy, something she felt would be too uncomfortable. Still, her family encouraged her to schedule the procedure. “I’ll do it, if you do it,” said Alyce’s sister. Alyce could […]
  • PSU Use Rises as Union Responds to Members’ Needs August 3, 2021
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS When a DC 37 member lost multiple family members and coworkers to COVID-19, their deaths affected her deeply. She developed paralyzing anxiety and could not leave her home for fear of contracting coronavirus. Another member struggled with substance misuse that put his job at risk even as he helped fellow New […]
  • Schumer and L. 420’s Charles say: FEMA pay H+H $860M for COVID NOW!   July 28, 2021
    BY DIANE S. WILLIAMS In July, DC 37 leaders stood with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Congress member Ritchie Torres at Lincoln Hospital to demand $860 million in emergency reimbursements that FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, owes New York City Health+Hospitals. As New York City quickly became the epicenter of the COVID-19 […]
  • Women Moving Forward: Union’s Leadership Academy Class Graduates July 26, 2021
    By MIKE LEE The Lillian Roberts Women’s Leadership Academy graduated its third cohort on June 19. The LRWLA, normally an in-person, six-month program that requires participants to dedicate a full Saturday, once a month for the duration of the program, was held virtually due to COVID. Claire Menelas, Assistant Director of the DC 37 Ed […]
  • DOT Highway Repairers Help Staten Island Driver in Fatal Crash July 16, 2021
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Two fast-acting DOT workers helped rescue a driver from a burning SUV in a fatal crash July 10, on the Staten Island Expressway. The Department of Transportation crew was making road repairs Saturday around 8:30 a.m. on the Brooklyn-bound highway leading to the Verrazano Bridge. “The SUV was traveling in the […]
  • Local 983 Enrolls 1K+ New Parks CSAs July 16, 2021
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Local 983 is working around the clock to build union membership in a massive campaign to enroll 1,500 new City Seasonal Aides. The Parks Department hired the CSAs to clean up public parks across the five boroughs. “Our grievance reps are working 15-hour days in order to get these newest Parks employees […]


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Meeting Schedule

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Local 1655 Executive Board 6:00 pm
Local 1655 Executive Board
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 384 Executive Board 5:00 pm
Local 384 Executive Board
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm
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DC 37 Civil Service Committee 6:00 pm
DC 37 Civil Service Committee
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 375 Delegates 6:00 pm
Local 375 Delegates
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm
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DC 37 Women’s Committee 6:30 pm
DC 37 Women’s Committee
Sep 8 @ 6:30 pm
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Local 384 General Membership 5:00 pm
Local 384 General Membership
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm
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DC 37 Political Action Committee 6:00 pm
DC 37 Political Action Committee
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm
Please join us for our monthly DC 37 PAC meeting Thursday, September 9th at 6 pm, with guest speaker Lucia Gomez, NYC Central Labor Council, Political Director. Agenda: Chairman’s Report City Report Good and Welfare [...]
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DC 37 Health/Disability Advisory Committee 6:00 pm
DC 37 Health/Disability Advisory Committee
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm
Join us Next Tuesday September 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm. In partnership with Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus. Come and Attend Our Virtual ASTHMA WORKSHOP Via a Virtual Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83328433181?pwd=ZHNvbVc0Y1NBZ3RXcXdWOFFPVzU0dz09 Meeting ID: 833 2843 3181 [...]
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Local 1505 Executive Board 6:00 pm
Local 1505 Executive Board
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 436 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 436 General Membership
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1113 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 1113 General Membership
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm
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DC 37 Climate Justice Committee Meeting 6:00 pm
DC 37 Climate Justice Committee Meeting
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm
Meeting will be held online. If you want to join us and are not on the “Recipient” list, please email Jon Forster at 4unionnow@gmail.com to get the ZOOM link to be sent out shortly before [...]
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UPCOMING EVENTS

september

28sep(sep 28)6:00 pmDC 37 CLIMATE JUSTICE COMMITTEE MEETING

october

12oct(oct 12)6:00 pmBREAST CANCER WORKSHOP

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