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Union rallies for Human Services workers’ pay increase

In a compromise between the Governor and the State Legislature, the recently passed New York State budget provides Human Services Workers with a $3-an-hour increase, bringing current wages to $17 an hour this October. By Oct. 2024, there will be an additional $1 per hour raise to $18 an hour, with enforcement given to the New York State Department of Labor. Read more.

Tuition-Free Nursing School at SUNY/CUNY

Please click here for more information. New York State announced this week that applications for its 1000 Nurses for Our Future program are now being accepted. Free SUNY/CUNY nursing school tuition is being awarded to a thousand individuals statewide. The goal is to help address our nursing shortages, at a time when over nine thousand jobs for registered nurses are currently unfilled. The scholarships are open to individuals new to the field and to those already working in healthcare who may want to advance their credentials. New York State schools offer more than 70 fully accredited healthcare nursing degree undergraduate and graduate programs that include 17 different credentials. The scholarships will allow students to attend school either full or part-time. There are currently more than 9,300 openings for Registered Nurses in New York State.

ATTENTION MEMBERS OF LOCAL 389 PARTICIPATING IN THE LOCAL 389 WELFARE FUND

JM Pension Advisory Inc. Provides Notice of Data Security Incident

Rockville, Maryland — JM Pension Advisory Inc. (“JMPA”) is an independent consulting and pension administration firm located in Rockville, Maryland. JMPA announced today that it experienced a data security incident that may involve the personal and protected health information of some individuals. As such, JMPA will be sending notification of this incident to potentially impacted individuals and is providing resources to assist them. JMPA sincerely regrets any inconvenience that this incident may cause and remains dedicated to protecting all personal and health information.

What Happened:
On or about February 24, 2022, JMPA discovered that a hard drive sent via UPS containing DC37 Local 389 Home Care Employees Health & Welfare Fund (the “Local 389 Health Fund”) files was lost by UPS. JMPA has been working with UPS to locate the missing hard drive and identify what happened. JMPA concluded its initial investigation and determined the incident involved personal and protected health information of Local 389 Health Fund’s fund participants. JMPA has no evidence indicating misuse of this information. However, out of an abundance of caution, JMPA is providing notification to all potentially impacted individuals, regardless of the information not being subject to unauthorized access and/or acquisition.

What Information Was Involved:
The information contained in this folder may be limited to fund participant’s name, social security number, and limited health information.

What We Are Doing:
JMPA takes the security of sensitive information very seriously, and has taken steps to prevent a similar event from occurring in the future. Since the incident, JMPA has been working with UPS to locate the missing hard drive and has implemented new policies and procedures.

The notification letter to the potentially impacted individuals includes steps that they can take to protect their information. In order to address a ny concerns and mitigate any exposure or risk of harm following this Incident, JMPA has arrange d for complimentary credit monitoring services and identity theft protection services to all potentially impacted individuals at no cost to them for a period of twelve months. JMPA recommends that individuals enroll in the services provided and follow the recommendations contained within the notification letter to ensure their information is protected.

What You Can Do:
As a precautionary measure, JMPA recommends that individuals remain vigilant by closely reviewing their account statements and credit reports. If individuals detect any suspicious activity on an account, JMPA strongly encourages individuals to promptly notify their financial institution. In addition, individuals should report any fraudulent activity or any suspected incident of identity theft to law enforcement, their State Attorney General, and/or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). To file a complaint or to contact the FTC, you can (1) send a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Response Center, 600 Pe nnsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.; or (2) go to IdentityTheft.gov/databreach; or (3) call 1-877-ID-THEFT (877-438-4338). Complaints filed with the FTC will be added to the FTC’s Identity Theft Data Clearinghouse, a database made available to law enforcement agencies.

For individuals seeking more information about the incident, please call JMPA’s dedicated toll-free helpline at 1-800-405-6108 (toll free) during the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (excluding U.S. national holidays).

Sincerely,
JM Pension Advisory Inc.

Support the Fight for Fair Wages
Sign the JUST PAY PETITION

Our fight for fair wages continues. DC 37 is demanding a living wage for private sector homecare, healthcare and daycare essential workers and an end to government exploitation of the Human Services workforce.

If you were unable to attend the March 10 rally at City Hall, you can still make your voice heard. Please add your name to the petition to support our essential home, health, and daycare workers' fight for a livable wage, dignity and respect.

#JUSTPAY

DC 37 and a coalition of unions are demanding a living wage for DC 37's private sector homecare, healthcare and daycare essential workers and an end to government exploitation of the Human Services workforce. For too long unfair practices have resulted in poverty-level wages for Human Services workers under contract with New York City and state agencies. More than 66% of these workers are women and nearly 70% are people of color.

Tell City Hall and Albany not to balance their budgets on the backs of Black, Indigenous and communities of color and low-income neighborhoods. Please support our 17,000 union sisters and brothers in DC 37's nonprofit and private sector locals by calling on our leaders to…

  • Establish, fund, and enforce an automatic annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) on all human services contracts.
  • Set a living wage floor of no less than $21 an hour for all City and State funded human services workers.
  • Create, fund, and incorporate a comprehensive wage and benefit schedule for government contracted human services workers comparable to the salaries made by City and State employees in the same field.
FREE At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

Beginning Wednesday, January 19, 2022, you can order free rapid COVID-19 test kits through the government at the following website www.covidtests.gov.

A total of four test kits can be ordered per household.
Call 1-800-232-0233 to order the four boxes of free COVID-19 tests.
Feel free to share this information with your family members, relatives and friends.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
State –mandated workshops needed for certification.

GENERAL CLASSES
Preparation classes for NYSTCE certification exams and all other classes.

Spanish Classes, Spring 2022. Click here for more information.

For more information, click here.

ATTENTION HAPI MEMBERS: If you are a member losing employment at HAPI Inc. and choose to seek employment at Allen Home Care and stay in our Union, please CLICK HERE for more information or call (212) 219-0022.
To contact a representative, please call or email:
Sylvia Kemp, Tel. (646) 887-0023, Email SKemp@DC37.NET
Liana Malave, Tel. (646) 398-3102, Email LMalave@DC37.NET

Resources for DC 37, Local 389

President
Margaret Glover

Telephone Number
(212) 219-0022

E-mail
MGlover@dc37.net

Employee Benefits Guidebook

Who We Are
Local 389 currently has 7,000 members as it continues to grow and organize the nonunion home care service sector. Through contract negotiations, great success has been reached in elevating the wage and benefit package for members, including a life insurance and pension plan.

DC 37 is at your service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more information.

We Work As
Home care aides.

We Work In
Home care services.

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