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  • Upcoming DC 37 Events November 23, 2020
    MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES LEGAL SERVICES MELS REAL ESTATE WEBINAR NOV. 30  The Municipal Employees Legal Services, MELS, will host a Real Estate Webinar on Monday Nov. 30, 5:30PM to 7:00PM. Housing experts will discuss: Retaining and Working With A Realtor; Seller Concerns; Purchaser Concerns; Financing; Home Inspections, and more. Please register at A Meeting ID […]
  • DC 37 Members Invited to Participate in Art is Life! November 18, 2020
    WorkWell NYC is launching its inaugural virtual exhibit,  Art is Life, and invites DC 37 members to participate at This platform gives city employees space to reflect on their experiences over the past few months as our community continues to struggle with the impact of a global pandemic, discrimination, and systemic racism. WorkWell NYC […]
  • Union Leaders Press for DOE Kitchen Upgrades  November 16, 2020
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS  In an ongoing effort to protect members during the COVID-19 pandemic, Board of Education Local 372 President Shaun D. Francois I visited essential workers to address the outstanding issue of substandard ventilation systems in public school kitchens across New York City in October. in August, Francois met with Mayor de Blasio and […]
    Because of COVID-19, many New Yorkers are facing financial hardship and are threatened with eviction. If you have received legal papers from your landlord, the lawyers at MELS are ready to fight for you! To protect your home and your rights, contact MELS at 212-815-1111 for legal representation or to answer your housing-related questions. MELS has a […]
  • Upcoming DC 37 Events November 9, 2020
    OPT IN to H+H OT PAY LAWSUIT ENDS TODAY NOV. 9 DC 37 and outside counsel are representing union members in an action against New York City Health + Hospitals (H+H) regarding their violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The lawsuit alleges that H+H is not including additions to gross (longevities, differentials, etc.) […]
  • Standing Together and Staying Safe November 6, 2020
    DC 37 Family, As you know, Americans have turned out in record numbers to stand with and for each other.  Communities across the country spoke in unison, and with one loud voice. We should do everything in our power to ensure our vote is protected and free from empty accusations. Mobilizations are taking place across […]
  • AFSCME Sues to Protect Health Workers From COVID-19, Flu, Ebola November 5, 2020
    By AFSCME STAFF SAN FRANCISCO – AFSCME and three other unions are taking the Trump administration to court to protect health care workers from getting infected on the job by COVID-19 and other dangerous diseases like the flu and Ebola. AFSCME, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA), and the […]
  • If not now, when? GOTV Nov. 3. Register for Today’s Training Now! November 2, 2020
    Union family,  We are one day away from casting the most important ballot of our lifetime. While it is likely that Joe Biden will win New York, there are critical Congressional and state races that are still in doubt!    Join Political Action on Election Day as we make a final push on behalf of […]
  • Local 299 Playground Associate Wins $10K Out-of-Title Grievance November 2, 2020
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS A Local 299 Parks Playground Associate won more than $10,000 in back pay after a DC 37 lawyer successfully argued his grievance for out-of-title work. Parks Department managers at the Roy Wilkins Recreation Center in Jamaica, Queens, regularly assigned Recreation Specialist tasks to Playground Associate Dwayne Stanley, but continued to pay […]
  • Lawmakers Bid to Halt Auctions of Self-Storage Customers’ Possessions During Pandemic November 2, 2020
    By ROSA GOLDENSOHN Hundreds of New Yorkers on the brink of losing belongings kept in self-storage could find relief under a new state bill to stop auctions during the COVID-19-spurred economic crisis. The Pandemic Self-Storage Act, proposed by two lawmakers after THE CITY’s report on looming auctions, would prohibit owners of the facilities from enforcing a […]
  • MELS Family Law Webinar Now Online October 30, 2020
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS  The Municipal Employees Legal Services, MELS, held a Family Law webinar Oct. 28 where about 90 concerned DC 37 members joined the online presentation. The top three issues discussed by the team of MELS lawyers and family law experts were: child support, visitation and ACS Child Protective Services intervention in the […]
  • The Time Is Now October 30, 2020
    Next Tuesday, the hour of decision will be here for millions of our fellow Americans. This Nov. 3 is Election Day. With all that has happened — particularly during the seven months of the COVID-19 pandemic in which tens of thousands have died, businesses have shuttered, and now 22,000 of our hardworking sisters and brothers […]
    Please join DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido TODAY, OCT. 29, at 6 p.m. on FACEBOOK LIVE! as he presents an up-to-the-minute discussion on the No Layoffs Agreement, and the latest developments in the union’s response that prevented layoffs and saved 22,000 municipal workers’ jobs. A question-and-answer session will follow. Click this link: See […]
  • City and DC 37 Reach a No Layoffs Agreement October 28, 2020
    District Council 37 and the City of New York Announce a No Layoff Agreement for Union Members through June 2021 District Council 37, the city’s largest public employee union, has reached a tentative no layoff agreement with the City of New York that would save the jobs of thousands of municipal workers through fiscal year […]
  • With Coney Barrett confirmation, Senate majority continues its ‘power games’ October 28, 2020
    By AFSCME Staff AFSCME President Lee Saunders is blasting the Senate majority’s rushed confirmation Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court as yet another example of “corrupt political power games.” While COVID-19 cases skyrocket and Americans continue to lose their lives and livelihoods, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his caucus “willfully turned […]
  • VOTE. VOLUNTEER. WIN! October 27, 2020
    DC 37 Family, Our efforts in Pennsylvania are paying off as the early vote numbers are off the charts! But we still have work to do. Georgia is now in play! Right now Biden and Trump are virtually tied in Georgia. Winning there will be a huge step toward victory for Biden. You can change […]
  • Upcoming DC 37 Events October 23, 2020
    Please take advantage of these union events and programs scheduled from now to mid-November. POLITICAL ACTION VOTING DEADLINES: Election Day is Nov. 3. Out of an abundance of caution during this COVID-19 pandemic, DC 37 urges you to vote by mail-in ballot. Click here for the full list of union-endorsed candidates: Absentee ballot request […]
  • 2020 General Election Endorsements October 22, 2020
    DC 37 urges you to vote early using your absentee ballot or you can vote on Election Day. DISTRICT      U.S. CONGRESS MEMBER 5. Gregory Meeks 6. Grace Meng 7. Nydia Velazquez 8. Hakeem Jeffries 9. Yvette Clarke 10. Jerrold Nadler 11 . Max Rose 12. Carolyn Maloney 13. Adriano Espaillat 14. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 15. […]
  • Special Event for DC 37 Members – Phone Bank with AFSCME President Lee Saunders!  October 22, 2020
    Don’t miss our special event this Saturday, October 24. Join President Lee Saunders of our international union, AFSCME, along with our brothers and sisters in labor from other states as we do our part to get out the vote for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and worker friendly candidates at all levels of government.  We’ll be […]
  • It’s Time You Get Your High School Equivalency Diploma October 21, 2020
    Do you need your High School Equivalency Diploma? You may be eligible for the TASC test waiver due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The test for the High School Equivalency Diploma is now called the TASC Test. The TASC, Test Assessing Secondary Completion, replaces the GED exam. It has five subtests: Reading, Writing,  Science, Social Studies […]

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Local 1655 Executive Board 6:00 pm
Local 1655 Executive Board
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 384 Executive Board 5:00 pm
Local 384 Executive Board
Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm
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DC 37 Civil Service Committee 6:00 pm
DC 37 Civil Service Committee
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 375 Delegates 6:00 pm
Local 375 Delegates
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm
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DC 37 Women’s Committee 6:30 pm
DC 37 Women’s Committee
Nov 11 @ 6:30 pm
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DC 37 Asian Heritage Committee 6:00 pm
DC 37 Asian Heritage Committee
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1113 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 1113 General Membership
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1087 General Membership 5:00 pm
Local 1087 General Membership
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm
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Local 1505 Executive Board 6:00 pm
Local 1505 Executive Board
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 436 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 436 General Membership
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 1797 Executive Board 9:00 am
Local 1797 Executive Board
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am
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