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April 7, 2021

Freddi Goldstein
Tel. (973) 985-1458

Statement from Executive Director Henry Garrido on inclusion of early retirement incentive in state budget

“The brothers and sisters that make up District Council 37 are the unsung heroes of New York City. This last year, while many worked comfortably from home, DC 37 members kept the hospitals clean, watched your children in day care, and ensured the parks were safe so that New Yorkers could socialize outdoors. Many have kept this city running for decades. After their tireless dedication and round-the-clock essential services, it is not only fair, but also just, that they be allowed to retire early rather than face potential layoffs. I commend Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Heastie for putting working people first and thanking them for their sacrifice with action, not just words.”

District Council 37 is New York City's largest public employee union, with 150,000 members and 50,000 retirees.