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  • UPDATE on HEALTHCARE ARBITRATION DECISION December 16, 2022
    December 15, 2022 Dear DC 37 family, As anticipated, a third-party arbitrator issued his decision today regarding your health benefits and the fund that pays for them. He verified that the Healthcare Stabilization Fund has run out of money, and directed the City and the Municipal Labor Committee (MLC) to finalize the terms of a […]
  • Join the Fight to Protect Our Union December 14, 2022
    By HENRY GARRIDO As we look toward 2023, we must stand together to tackle the challenges ahead that face our union and the livelihood of every New York City public worker. Those who mean to cause a division in our collective power are doing the greatest harm to all of us, including themselves. As a […]
  • Union Backs City Council on Healthcare Accountability Legislation December 7, 2022
    By MIKE LEE More than 100 union activists and healthcare advocates joined NYC Council Member Julie Menin and other elected officials to rally in support of the Healthcare Accountability and Consumer Protection Act. The Dec. 7 rally at City Hall is part of an ongoing campaign to reduce health care and hospital costs for working […]
  • DECEMBER NEWS, EVENTS and SERVICES YOU CAN USE November 29, 2022
    HELP US DEFEND PREMIUM-FREE HEALTHCARE DC 37 needs your help. We’re calling on the New York City Council to immediately update Administrative Code 12-126 to preserve premium-free healthcare benefits! How you can help: Take a minute to email your City Council member. It will go a long way in our fight for your healthcare and a new […]
  • MELS DIVORCE VIRTUAL WEBINAR November 22, 2022
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS MELS, the union’s Municipal Legal Services, held a virtual webinar on Nov. 2 on separation and divorce in New York State. More than 50 union members attended the event. Those interested in a recording of the webinar can view it here: http://bit.ly/3EyLs3V. MELS legal experts provided advice to members and retirees […]
  • DC 37 NOVEMBER EVENTS, SERVICES and NEWS YOU CAN USE November 1, 2022
    U.S. CITIZENSHIP VIRTUAL SEMINAR WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2 at 6 PM Interested in becoming a United States citizen? Learn about the benefits of becoming a U.S. citizen at a virtual presentation by the DC 37 Municipal Employees Legal Services (MELS), 32BJ SEIU Legal Services Fund, CUNY’s Citizenship Now! and the Emerald Isle Immigration Center at 6 […]
  • HELP US PROTECT YOUR PREMIUM-FREE HEALTHCARE BENEFITS October 31, 2022
    October 31, 2022 Dear DC 37 Family, As I shared with you last month, we’re doing everything we can to protect the benefits you have earned and deserve for serving our city. We’ve reached a critical point in the fight for your healthcare, and now we need your help. Here’s the bottom line: The money that […]
  • Health Care Workers Bonus Program From NY State (w/update) October 14, 2022
    DC 37 fought hard to create a fund for “essential pay” for members on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks in part to that effort, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the state set aside $1.2 billion in the budget to fund bonuses up to $3,000 for health care and mental hygiene workers at public and […]
  • Important Facts About COVID-19, Monkeypox, Legionnaires’ & Polio October 14, 2022
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS & MIKE LEE DC 37 is taking measures to protect members’ safety and health at work, with the Safety and Health Department compiling the latest information from the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) on COVID-19, Monkeypox, Legionnaires’ disease, and Polio. In August, the federal government followed […]
  • PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS WAIVER EXPIRES OCT. 31. VIEW the VIRTUAL PSLF WEBINAR on ZOOM THURSDAY OCTOBER 13 at 2 PM October 12, 2022
    As many as 250,000 New Yorkers are eligible for student loan forgiveness and 20,000 Department of Education employees are now eligible. Over 7,500 New Yorkers have already been forgiven an average of $63,935 in student debt. There’s a lot more money still on the table. You could be next! But time is running out! You must […]
  • U.S. CITIZENSHIP VIRTUAL SEMINAR WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2 at 6 PM October 11, 2022
    Interested in becoming a United States citizen? Learn about the benefits of becoming U.S. citizen at a virtual presentation by the DC 37 Municipal Employees Legal Services (MELS), 32BJ SEIU Legal Services Fund, CUNY’s Citizenship Now! and the Emerald Isle Immigration Center at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, on Zoom. This seminar will answer […]
  • DC 37’s MELS MEDICAID PLANNING WEBINAR REPLAY October 6, 2022
    The DC 37 Municipal Employees Legal Services (MELS) held a basic introduction to Medicaid Planning webinar on Sept. 21. Medicaid is the most extensive public health insurance program in the U.S. and pays for over half of all long-term care services provided to seniors. As a result, the Medicaid program has become the equivalent of […]
  • FDNY EMS Lt. Russo Brutally Killed Outside Queens Stationhouse October 4, 2022
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Local 3621 EMS Lieutenant Alison Russo-Elling, a 25-year veteran of the Fire Department of New York, was stabbed to death while on duty in a random and unprovoked attack less than a block from her worksite at Fire Station 49 in Astoria, Queens on Sept. 29. Lt. Russo was rushed to […]
  • Local 420 Wins $43,000 In Two Woodhull Grievances October 4, 2022
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS DC 37 and Local 420 recently won more than $43,000 in back pay in separate grievances filed on behalf of two Service Aides at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn. “It took a lot of patience and persistence to finally see these two grievances resolved in the members’ favor,” said Carmen Charles, President […]
  • Union-Backed Candidates Win in State Primaries October 3, 2022
    By MIKE LEE The second round of primary elections in New York on Aug. 23 was an exercise in the union’s strength, as DC 37-endorsed candidates swept to victory in primaries for the U.S. House of Representatives and New York State Senate. The additional primary was necessary because of a court challenge to the state […]
  • Local 372 Member’s Daughter Wins Union Plus Scholarship October 3, 2022
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS The daughter of a Local 372 member is the winner of a Union Plus Scholarship. Elise Slaughter was one of 27 winners nationwide. She is the daughter of NYC Board of Education Employees Local 372 member Michelle Louis-Juste Slaughter, a Parent Coordinator at the Knowledge and Power Academy in Far Rockaway, […]
  • Local 1501 Members Help Reopen New York Aquarium October 3, 2022
    By DIANE S. WILLIAMS The Wildlife Conservation Society reopened the New York Aquarium July 1, after completing a 10-year, $65 million renovation funded by FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Superstorm Sandy nearly wiped out the Coney Island aquarium, but Brooklyn’s aquatic science center is back, rebuilt, and better prepared for future storms. Local 1501’s […]
  • STAY CONNECTED with DC 37! OCTOBER NEWS, EVENTS and SERVICES YOU CAN USE September 27, 2022
    HEALTH CARE WORKER BONUS UPDATE DC 37 fought to create a fund for essential pay for members on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. The New York State Health Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus covers the vesting period from Oct. 1, 2021 to Mar. 31, 2024. The program pays bonuses of up to […]
  • When We Fight Together, We Win September 27, 2022
    The past two years brought us to this moment, where our collective power is more critical than ever in shaping the future of New York’s working class. Both rounds of the New York State primaries are complete, and with the strength of DC 37 behind them, dozens of pro-labor candidates are on the ballot for […]
  • MELS MEDICAID PLANNING WEBINAR WEDNESDAY SEPT. 21, 5:30 PM September 20, 2022
    MELS, the Municipal Employees Legal Services, will host a webinar, Basic Introduction to Medicaid Planning, TOMORROW, Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. Medicaid is the largest public health insurance program in the U.S. and it pays for over half of all long-term care services provided to seniors. For many individuals who require long-term care at home […]


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Meeting Schedule

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DC 37 Housing Committee 6:00 pm
DC 37 Housing Committee
Jan 2 @ 6:00 pm
Housing Committee meetings are suspended until further notice. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGooglePrint
Local 1655 Executive Board 6:00 pm
Local 1655 Executive Board
Jan 2 @ 6:00 pm
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DC 37 Pride Diversity Interest Group Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
DC 37 Pride Diversity Interest Group Committee Meeting @ Online
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm
The PDIG Committee Meetings are held every second (2nd) Monday of the month starting at 6:30 pm. Please click on the Ring Central links below to join the meetings. Monday, 12/12/22 – 6:30 PM https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1470540681?pwd=QkI5d1k0LytJSXAzWkZNSkw2ak5KUT09 [...]
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DC 37 Black History Committee 7:00 pm
DC 37 Black History Committee
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The DC 37 Black History Committee works to embrace our African American heritage, to pass the torch to our members and the black community at large. We are committed to encourage a mutually satisfying exchange [...]
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Local 1549 DOT/TLC Parks 5:00 pm
Local 1549 DOT/TLC Parks
Jan 11 @ 5:00 pm
The DC 37 Parks Committee meets every second (2nd) Wednesday of the month starting at 5 pm.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGooglePrint
DC 37 Civil Service Committee 6:00 pm
DC 37 Civil Service Committee
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm
The DC 37 Civil Service Committee meets every second (2nd) Wednesday of the Month starting at 6 pm.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGooglePrint
Local 375 Delegates 6:00 pm
Local 375 Delegates
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm
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DC 37 Political Action Committee 6:00 pm
DC 37 Political Action Committee
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm
MEETING NOTICE Please join us for our DC 37 PAC meeting on January 12th at 6pm. We will be joined by our Special Guest Speaker Senator Zellnor Myrie, representing the 20th Senatorial District in Brooklyn. [...]
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DC 37 Women’s Committee 6:00 pm
DC 37 Women’s Committee
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm
The DC 37 Women’s Committee will meet virtually on Monday, Nov. 21, at 6:00 PM on Ring Central. Register to attend at dc37local.com/wcm. For more information, please call Carmen Charles, Women’s Committee Chair at 646-302-9551.Share [...]
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DC 37 Caribbean Heritage Committee 6:00 pm
DC 37 Caribbean Heritage Committee
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm
The DC 37 Caribbean Heritage Committee meets every third (3rd) Tuesday of the month starting at 6 pm.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGooglePrint
Local 1113 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 1113 General Membership
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm
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DC 37 Climate Justice Committee Meeting 6:00 pm
DC 37 Climate Justice Committee Meeting
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm
Dear DC 37 Sisters and Brothers, Again, a Happy New Year to all! We are sorry we had to reschedule this meeting but the DC 37 Climate Justice Committee is meeting TONIGHT, JANUARY 17th, at [...]
DC 37 Black History Committee 7:00 pm
DC 37 Black History Committee
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The DC 37 Black History Committee works to embrace our African American heritage, to pass the torch to our members and the black community at large. We are committed to encourage a mutually satisfying exchange [...]
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Local 1505 Executive Board 6:00 pm
Local 1505 Executive Board
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm
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Local 436 General Membership 6:00 pm
Local 436 General Membership
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm
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DC 37 Citizenship Committee 6:00 pm
DC 37 Citizenship Committee
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm
DC 37 Citizenship Committee meets every third (3rd) Thursday of the month starting at 6 pm.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGooglePrint
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DC 37 Black History Committee 7:00 pm
DC 37 Black History Committee
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The DC 37 Black History Committee works to embrace our African American heritage, to pass the torch to our members and the black community at large. We are committed to encourage a mutually satisfying exchange [...]
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UPCOMING EVENTS

february

01feb6:00 pmBlack History Month Opening Ceremony

03feb(feb 3)6:00 pmBlack History Month SSEU Local 371

07feb(feb 7)6:00 pmMELS BANK FRAUD, INTERNET SCAM, ID THEFT WEBINAR

09feb(feb 9)6:30 pmBlack History Month Local 1930

14feb(feb 14)6:00 pmDISABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

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