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  • Ed Fund Now Providing Online Classes March 31, 2020
    The Education Fund office is closed, however we continue working to offer members their benefits. We are still accepting applications to our Spring 2020 cycle. Any changes, cancelations, and postponements within our programing will be sent to applicants. Tuition Reimbursement: Due to current events, the Tuition Refund Department will not be able to process applications […]
  • NY Housing Updates: Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium, COVID-19 Discrimination, NYCHA & Section 8 Rent Hardships March 30, 2020
    The Municipal Employees Legal Services (MELS) is operational and ready to serve you. Our offices at 55 Water Street are closed but we are working remotely. Call us with your housing questions and for legal representation at 212-815-1111. During the public health emergency caused by COVID-19:  There will be no evictions or foreclosures through June […]
  • NYBG Orchid Show’s Virtual Tour March 27, 2020
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS  While most of the city is shuttered because of COVID-19, DC 37 members in Quasi Public Employees Local 374 are hard at work behind the scenes  maintaining cultural jewels like the New York Botanical Gardens. They are the maintainers, the guards, the gardeners, and other workers responsible for keeping exhibits like […]
  • DC 37 Services Update: Also Important COVID-19 Information March 25, 2020
    DC 37 SERVICES: ALSO IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION DC 37 at 55 Water Street in Lower Manhattan is closed. However, your union continues to service members remotely. All DC 37 members can still reach union representatives—council reps, DC 37 staff and grievance reps — by email and mobile phone. Please check www.dc37.net for additional phone numbers for […]
  • The 109th Triangle Fire Remembrance Renews Focus on Worker Protections March 25, 2020
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Today marks the 109th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, a catastrophe that claimed the lives of 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women. That avoidable tragedy led to workplace safety standards and fire safety laws as public outcry brought a renewed sense of urgency to the labor movement. As union […]
  • Union Legal Services Are Available March 24, 2020
    By BILL WHALEN, Director and Chief Counsel, DC 37 Municipal Employees Legal Services The lawyers, legal assistants and clerical workers at MELS are continuing to serve members remotely. Our Screening Unit can be reached at 212-815-1111 and can connect you with an attorney.  New York courts are operating on an emergency basis. They are only […]
  • Important Information About Your DC 37 Health & Security Plan Benefits During COVID-19 March 23, 2020
    YOUR OPTUMRx PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT (All Active and Non-Medicare, Pre-65 Eligible Participants) Refill Too Soon. Effective immediately, in consideration of the COVID-19 situation, the DC 37 Health & Security Plan requested and OptumRx has agreed to immediately lift the “Refill Too Soon” restriction on covered drugs until further notice. Drugs with significant abuse potential (i.e. […]
  • DC 37 Contact Numbers March 20, 2020
    IMPORTANT: DC 37 COVID-19 INFORMATION DC 37 contact numbers DC 37 Hotline 212.815.7555 DC 37 Safety and Health 212.815.1685 Health and Security Plan Inquiry Unit 212.815.1234 H&S TTY (Teletypewriter) 212.815.1266 H&S Info for Retirees Toll-Free 1.877.323.7738 outside of NY/NJ/CT Personal Service Unit 212-815-1250  Education Fund 212.815.1700 Municipal Employees Legal Services 212.815.1111   DC 37 Divisions DC […]
  • NY Daily News: Not enough NYC municipal workers work from home, says union head March 20, 2020
    By MICHAEL GARTLAND City government is falling far short of the state’s edict that 75 percent of non-essential workers telecommute, prompting fears from union officials that scores of city workers are being needlessly exposed to the coronavirus. “City workers are not near 50% — not even close to that,” said Henry Garrido, head of DC 37, […]
  • Facebook Live Event with DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido March 19, 2020
    Please join us by going to the union’s Facebook page for this important event with District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido.
  • DC 37 at 55 Water Street Closed On March 18 March 17, 2020
    DC 37 at 55 Water Street, 22nd and 23rd floors, in Lower Manhattan will be closed Wednesday, March 18 for a deep cleaning. DC 37 members can still reach union representatives—council reps and grievance reps—by email and mobile phone. The DC 37 Education Fund at 75 Broad Street, and the West 45th Street locations remain […]
  • Mayor de Blasio Postpones Queens Borough President Special Election March 16, 2020
    In an abundance of caution due to the coronavirus outbreak, Mayor Bill De Blasio has postponed the March 24 special election for Queens Borough President. Once the Mayor reschedules the election, DC 37 will apprise Queens residents of the new date.
  • A Humble Engineer Keeps NYC’s Ferries Afloat March 16, 2020
    By PETE LEVINE With degrees in marine engineering, mechanical engineering and management, Local 375 of District Council 37 member Earl Baim might appear overqualified, at least on paper. However, Baim is a vital member of a very small team of Department of Transportation engineers responsible for the constant maintenance and construction of New York City’s ferry system. […]
  • Union Health Local Leaders Testify on Coronavirus, Health Care Funding March 16, 2020
    By MIKE LEE While the Coronavirus crisis continues to build, DC 37 leaders testified before a special joint hearing of the New York City Council’s Hospitals and Health Committees at City Hall, on March 5. The hearing, which lasted well into the early evening, focused on the city’s response to the impact of the virus, […]
  • Important Information About Your Prescription Drug Benefits UPDATED March 13, 2020
    IMPORTANT IN FORMATION REGARDING YOUR OPTUMRx PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT! All Active and Non-Medicare Eligible Participants COVID-19 Response Policy Effective immediately, in consideration of the escalating COVID-19 situation and to ensure that we meet the needs of our Participants during this crisis, the DC 37 Health & Security Plan requested and OptumRx has agreed to immediately […]


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Meeting Schedule

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DC 37 Retirees Association Housing Committee 11:00 am
DC 37 Retirees Association Housing Committee @ 125 Barclay St, New York, NY 10007, USA
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am
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Local 1655 Executive Board 6:00 pm
Local 1655 Executive Board
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 384 Executive Board 5:00 pm
Local 384 Executive Board
Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm
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DC 37 Civil Service Committee 6:00 pm
DC 37 Civil Service Committee
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1062 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 1062 General Membership
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 375 Delegates 6:00 pm
Local 375 Delegates
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm
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DC 37 Women’s Committee 6:30 pm
DC 37 Women’s Committee
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm
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Local 384 General Membership 5:00 pm
Local 384 General Membership
Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm
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Local 1087 General Membership 5:00 pm
Local 1087 General Membership
Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm
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Local 1505 Executive Board 6:00 pm
Local 1505 Executive Board
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 436 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 436 General Membership
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1797 Executive Board 9:00 am
Local 1797 Executive Board
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am
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DC 37 Asian Heritage Committee 6:00 pm
DC 37 Asian Heritage Committee
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1113 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 1113 General Membership
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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11jun(jun 11)5:30 pmDC 37 Disability Advisory Committee

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