2021 News Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2021
Statement from Executive Director Henry Garrido on mandatory COVID testing of city workers
“If City Hall intends to test our members weekly, they must first meet us at the table to bargain. While we encourage everyone to get vaccinated and support measures to ensure our members’ health and wellbeing, weekly testing is clearly subject to mandatory bargaining. New York City is a union town and that cannot be ignored.”District Council 37 is New York City's largest public employee union, with 150,000 members and 50,000 retirees.