Local 389 Home Care Employees
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.
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.
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.
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.
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State –mandated workshops needed for certification.
Preparation classes for NYSTCE certification exams and all other classes.
Spanish Classes, Spring 2022. Click here for more information.
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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
- Resources for members in DC 37 Non-Profit and Private Sector Locals
- Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health
- Empire Pandemic Response Reimbursement Fund
- FEMA COVID-19 Burial Aid Program
- Member Resources, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
- The AFSCME Free College Benefit
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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