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  • 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 […]
  • Giving Back During the Pandemic July 9, 2021
    By MIKE LEE Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, DC 37’s essential workers stood tall in serving the public under the most difficult situations the city has ever faced. Communities throughout New York City suffered, both from the unprecedented health crisis and the economic dislocation that it created. Two-thirds of the union’s 150,000 workers were deemed essential […]
  • Union Wins $10K+ for Four Local 768 Therapists July 8, 2021
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS A group grievance filed on behalf of Licensed Creative Arts Therapists in Local 768 was settled in May. The union recouped about $10,000 in total retroactive pay owed to four Bellevue Hospital therapists who were not paid RIPs, recurring incremental payments, from 2017 to 2019.   “The local filed the group grievance […]
  • The LATEST NEWS, UPCOMING EVENTS and SERVICES YOU CAN USE   July 6, 2021
    9/11 WTC HEALTH WORKSHOP The DC 37 Safety and Health Department invites members to attend a virtual workshop with the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund on Thursday July 15, at 6:30 PM. Hear from experts Maria L. Lugo, Sr. Program Coordinator, World Trade Center Health Program, Clinical Center […]
  • SUMMER FUN at SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE! July 2, 2021
    DC 37 members get discounted admission to the Six Flags theme park in Jackson, New Jersey and can save over $40 on the gate admission. Just click the link below and enter promo code rewards2021 in the red box at the top right-hand corner that says “Enter Promo.” For Theme Park and Safari Drive Thru […]
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage Workers Hold Union Solidarity Event June 23, 2021
    Staff from the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, located in Lower Manhattan, held a solidarity demonstration on June 10, in support of the unionization effort currently stalled by Museum management. The demonstration was timed for when audience members arrived for an indoor concert by Sharabi, a Bhangra-Funk-Klezmer fusion group. […]
  • MELS ID THEFT WEBINAR JUNE 23, 5:30 PM June 23, 2021
    MELS will host an ID Theft and Scams webinar on Wednesday, June 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Learn how to spot and respond to IRS scams, Social Security scams, Internet scams, and investment scams. Learn how to respond to identity theft discovered through banking and credit transactions or fraudulent unemployment claims. Learn about the three most popular credit report security devices, […]
  • #DC37GETSVACCINATED June 20, 2021
    Raul Domenech, Local 1501 President  I am a Senior Attendant at the New York Aquarium, where I clean and maintain the grounds. As an essential worker, I come in contact with the public daily.  As a union leader, I want to set an example, so I decided to get the shot. I did my research. […]
  • COVID-19 Cases Expose Workers’ Comp Failures June 20, 2021
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Calling for immediate policy changes to fix the broken New York State Workers’ Compensation system, a coalition of unions joined the New York Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) and attorney Robert E. Grey on April 27, to say the Workers’ Compensation system has failed some 250,000 workers who got […]
  • What is Ranked-Choice Voting June 18, 2021
    When New York City voters go to the polls for the June 22 primary election, they won’t be casting their vote for one candidate per position, but instead multiple candidates. Ranked Choice Voting, which was approved by voters in 2019, took effect this year and will be used to elect the Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, […]
  • DC 37 Supports Eric Adams for Mayor June 15, 2021
    Eric Adams, raised in South Jamaica, Queens, is a lifelong New Yorker and the son of a DC 37 member. At age 15, he was beaten by police in the basement of a precinct house. Instead of giving into anger, Adams steeled himself to reform the NYPD from the inside. In 1984, after graduating second […]
  • #DC37GETSVACCINATED June 15, 2021
    Eddie Rodriguez, President, Local 1549  A friend of mine was very concerned about my health, so she made an appointment for me to get the COVID-19 vaccine. On Feb. 28, I got my first shot of the Pfizer vaccine and I took my second dose in March. I have hypertension and I am pre-diabetic. Due […]
  • DC 37 Supports Jumaane Williams for Public Advocate June 15, 2021
    New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams is an effective leader, a frontline fighter against injustice and inequality, and a guiding force for change. From Brooklyn of Grenadian heritage, Williams began his career as a community organizer and advocate for tenants’ rights after graduating with a master’s degree from Brooklyn College. In 2009, he was […]
  • DC 37 Supports Corey Johnson for NYC Comptroller June 14, 2021
    Corey Johnson has always been a fighter and a leader, entering public service as an activist advocating for equal rights and tenant protections. First elected to the City Council in 2013, Johnson became Speaker in 2018. As Speaker, he led efforts to protect tenants from eviction, and fought for criminal justice reform. During the COVID-19 […]
  • One of Us June 14, 2021
    We must make an important decision later this month. The Democratic primary is on June 22, and I urge all of you to vote. More than ever before, the upcoming primary election offers an opportunity for us to shed the failed policies of the past and decide the future of New York City—your city. I […]
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Men’s Health Awareness Month: Prostate Cancer Screening and Early Detection June 10, 2021
    Dear DC 37 Member, June is Men’s Health Awareness Month. For many men, the fear of prostate cancer is overwhelming. MSK Direct has developed prostate screening educational materials to encourage early prostate screening for males over age 45. Learning about the risk factors associated with developing prostate cancer, such as age, family history, and race/ethnicity […]
  • Celebrating Caribbean-American Heritage June 10, 2021
    Dear Brothers and Sisters: Summer is upon us and we are hopefully just a few more weeks away from the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been a struggle, but we are finally seeing the fruits of all the hard work and sacrifice that healthcare professionals have put into fighting this pandemic.  On behalf […]
  • OCB Sides with Local 1505 in IPP Win June 9, 2021
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS An impartial Board of Collective Bargaining determined that the City and the Parks Department Advocate’s Office violated the New York State collective bargaining law when it tried to dictate to Local 1505 and the union who could represent members. The Office of Collective Bargaining also shot down management’s attempt to modify […]


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Local 1655 Executive Board 6:00 pm
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Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 384 Executive Board 5:00 pm
Local 384 Executive Board
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DC 37 Civil Service Committee 6:00 pm
DC 37 Civil Service Committee
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Local 375 Delegates 6:00 pm
Local 375 Delegates
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DC 37 Women’s Committee 6:30 pm
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Local 1113 General Membership 6:00 pm
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Local 1505 Executive Board 6:00 pm
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Local 436 General Membership 6:00 pm
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29jul(jul 29)6:00 pmDC 37 H&S Workshop: COVID 'LONG HAULERS'

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