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  • DC 37 NEWS, UPCOMING EVENTS and SERVICES YOU CAN USE December 1, 2021
    COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE HOTLINE To answer any outstanding questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine mandate agreement between DC 37 and the City, DC 37 has established a COVID-19 vaccine mandate hotline. Members can call this dedicated phone line to speak to a representative for assistance. The DC 37 hotline at 212-815-1100 is available Monday through Friday from 8 […]
  • Union’s Leadership Reelected November 29, 2021
    By MIKE LEE The unions’ Delegate Assembly re-elected Executive Director Henry Garrido and his leadership team during an online meeting held on Nov. 23. Along with Garrido, NYC Board of Education Employees Local 372 President Shaun D. Francois I was re-elected to serve his second term as DC 37 President. Also winning re-election was Treasurer […]
  • MELS Student Debt Webinar Now Online                            November 22, 2021
    DC 37 members joined the Municipal Employees Legal Services (MELS) Student Loan Webinar virtually on November 17, 2021. A recording and slideshow are now available online: Video replay:  https://bit.ly/3wWJHch Slides: https://bit.ly/3wYsxuM For more information on the free legal services the union provides, call the MELS Screening Unit at 212 815-1111 or email: MELSscreeningunit@dc37.net.
  • MID-NOVEMBER NEWS and BENEFITS YOU CAN USE November 16, 2021
    COVID-19 VACCINE HOTLINE To answer any outstanding questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine mandate agreement between DC 37 and the City, DC 37 has established a COVID-19 vaccine mandate hotline. Members can call this dedicated phone line to speak to a representative for assistance. The DC 37 hotline at 212-815-1100 is available Monday through Friday from 8 AM […]
  • 50th NYC Marathon Gets a Boost from Public Workers  November 10, 2021
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS DC 37 members helped prepare New York City for its biggest comeback event to date, the 50th NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 7. “We are honored to participate in making this 50th New York City Marathon one of the greatest events for our city. The marathon brings everyone together. I am […]
  • KIDS CAN GET THE PFIZER COVID VACCINE and $100, PLUS INCENTIVES November 8, 2021
    Children ages 5 and up are eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Kids getting their first vaccine dose at schools and city-run clinics and pop-up sites are eligible for a $100 debit card and other incentives. City employees may take up to four hours of excused leave per child for travel during scheduled work hours to […]
  • MSK LUNG HEALTH SCREENING IS EASY November 8, 2021
    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the #1 cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women in the United States. It causes more deaths each year than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined. During the early stages of lung cancer, most people have few symptoms, or none at all. With early lung […]
  • #LaborStrong2021: Union Support Key in Adams, Progressive Sweep in NYC Elections November 4, 2021
    By MIKE LEE A new morning dawned long before midnight, as the votes were counted throughout New York City. Shortly after 9 p.m., it was clear history was made. New York City voters, weary of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and beset with the issues of economic disparity, racial and ethnic inequities, voted overwhelmingly for pro-union […]
  • MELS Bankruptcy Webinar Now Online November 3, 2021
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS The virtual bankruptcy webinar held on Oct. 27 by MELS, the Municipal Employees Legal Services, is now available online. The MELS team of consumer lawyers shared their expertise and explained the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, protecting one’s privacy when filing for bankruptcy, garnishment and judgments, discharging debts, […]
  • DC 37 NEWS, UPCOMING EVENTS and SERVICES YOU CAN USE November 3, 2021
    MSK HEALTH SCREENINGS DC 37 and Memorial Sloan Kettering have partnered to help provide members and their families with quality preventive healthcare. Cancer screenings and preventive care visits are essential to good health and can save lives. Many health professionals fear that delaying screenings due to COVID-19 could cause more harm than good. Despite pandemic, […]
  • STUDENT LOAN FORBEARANCE UPDATE October 19, 2021
    The DC 37 Municipal Employees Legal Services, MELS, has provided the following update on student loan debt forgiveness: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Temporary Waiver: On October 6, 2021, the US Department of Education temporarily waived a number of the requirements borrowers who qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) must meet. The waiver period expires […]
  • Union Settles Illegal Transfer of TEA III October 8, 2021
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS The union settled a grievance filed on behalf of a Local 983 member, Gary Pearson, who the Police Department wrongfully transferred from the Queens Tow Pound, where he had worked for nearly 30 years, to the Manhattan Tow Pound. The settlement paid him a lump sum of $1,250. Pearson had 36 […]
  • Last Principal Parks Supervisor Retires October 7, 2021
    BY DIANE S. WILLIAMS After a 44-year career in the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), Local 1508 Principal Parks Supervisor Vincent Cascella will retire in October. “The highlight of my career has been helping others learn to do the job well and to see them move up to full-time parkies and […]
  • Voters to Answer Five Referendum Questions on November Ballot October 6, 2021
    On Nov. 2, New York City will hold a general election. In addition to New York City races, the following referendums will appear on the ballot. Below you will find a summary of each of the Constitutional Amendments. DC 37’s Executive Board voted on each on Sept. 14 after PEP Talk went to press. You […]
  • DC 37 NEWS, UPCOMING EVENTS and SERVICES YOU CAN USE October 6, 2021
    BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an ideal time to take action on your health. Here’s how Ariel took charge of hers: Ariel was a healthy, 38-year-old mother of two when she was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer. “We were all so surprised because I have no family history of […]
  • Union, College Leads to Promotion and Raise for Local 372 School Cook October 5, 2021
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS With help from DC 37, Staten Island school cook Patrick Marino graduated with honors from CUNY’s LaGuardia Community College in May. He earned an associate’s degree in Nutrition and Culinary Management, a program designed for Local 372 members working in food services. “I attended college when I was younger but I […]
  • Union, DOE, NYC Health+Hospitals Reach Agreement on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Employees October 4, 2021
    District Council 37 and the New York City Department of Education announced an agreement for nearly 20,000 DOE employees regarding the COVID-19 mandate, which initially had a deadline of 5 p.m., Friday, Oct.1. Under the new agreement, DC 37 members who have not provided proof of at least one dose of the vaccine will have […]
  • Local 983 Responds to Tow Pound Vandalism September 29, 2021
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS An irate motorist smashed the front windshields of 10 vehicles parked near the NYPD Bronx tow pound on August 26. At least half of the damaged vehicles belong to NYPD traffic agents that Local 983 represents. “I am flippin’ outraged. I don’t feel safe at work,” Faithlyn Manzano, an NYPD tow […]
  • Delayed Implementation of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate September 28, 2021
    Dear DOE Employees, I am writing with another update on the COVID-19 vaccine mandate in your workplace. Last night the mayor announced that the deadline to get at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has been extended to Friday, October 1, at 5 pm. As a reminder, to file for a medical or religious exemption, click here and […]
  • Get Vaccinated September 22, 2021
    Earlier this year, on Feb. 26, I received my first dose of the Moderna vaccine. This was one of the most difficult choices I’ve had to make recently as a father, a husband, and ultimately, for myself. It was a long struggle to come to this decision. I discussed the issue with my family, going […]


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Local 1655 Executive Board 6:00 pm
Local 1655 Executive Board
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm
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DC 37 Climate Justice Committee Meeting 6:00 pm
DC 37 Climate Justice Committee Meeting
Dec 7 @ 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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Local 384 Executive Board 5:00 pm
Local 384 Executive Board
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm
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DC 37 Civil Service Committee 6:00 pm
DC 37 Civil Service Committee
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 375 Delegates 6:00 pm
Local 375 Delegates
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm
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DC 37 Women’s Committee 6:30 pm
DC 37 Women’s Committee
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm
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Local 1505 Executive Board 6:00 pm
Local 1505 Executive Board
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 436 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 436 General Membership
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1113 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 1113 General Membership
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 957 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 957 General Membership
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm
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DC 37 Climate Justice Committee Meeting 6:00 pm
DC 37 Climate Justice Committee Meeting
Dec 21 @ 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

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07dec(dec 7)6:00 pmDC 37 CLIMATE JUSTICE COMMITTEE MEETING

13dec(dec 13)2:00 pmPlanning for Parental Leave

13dec(dec 13)6:00 pmMELS REAL ESTATE WEBINAR

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12jan(jan 12)6:00 pmMELS WEBINAR: MENTAL HEALTH 101 – “It’s okay not to be okay”

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