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DC 37's Health & Security Plan launched the new DC 37 Delta Dental Benefit Plan on Tuesday, Sept.

DC 37 Retirees'  June 19 ad in The Chief salutes frontline workers. The DC 37 Retirees Association placed an ad in the June 19 issue of The

Message from the DC 37 Retirees President – Updated May 5, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As a result of COVID-19, the DC 37 Retirees Association office is officially closed until further notice. General membership meetings and committee meetings are also canceled until further notice. However, the Executive Board is conducting its monthly meetings remotely by teleconferencing. Below is an update on Association dues, and info on how to reach the Association and DC 37 services.

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As the coronavirus (COVID-19) emerges in the United States, many AFSCME members are and will continue to be on the front lines caring for and transporting those afflicted with the virus. Workers in emergency services, health care, child care, educational institutions and many others may come in contact with people who’ve contracted the coronavirus, putting themselves at risk.

The Retirees Association of DC 37, AFSCME, placed an ad in the Nov. 20, 2020, issue of The Chief-Leader in solidarity with retirees and remembering the association's late past presidents Rochelle Mangual, Stuart Leibowitz and Alma Osborne. To view the ad, please click on the artwork or link below.

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice president-elect Kamala Harris on Monday brought together business and union leaders, including AFSCME President Lee Saunders, for a virtual meeting to discuss an economic recovery agenda for the country.

Following the meeting, Biden warned of a “dark winter” ahead for the nation and highlighted consensus among the labor leaders and CEOs alike on the need to fund the front lines.

It was bad enough that the Trump administration failed miserably in its response to the coronavirus pandemic, ignoring the science and failing to come up with a national strategy.

It was pathetic and tragic when Republicans in Congress failed to summon the courage to support the everyday heroes who saved our communities by funding the front lines.

With so much at stake for working families in the 2020 election, AFSCME members across the country stood up to the challenge once again. Although the pandemic prevented us from putting thousands of boots on the ground as we normally do, AFSCME members still made a huge difference in key races across the country.

This past Saturday, you might have been cooking a late breakfast, planning a fun weekend activity or taking some quiet time with your family. But with 10 days to go until the most important election of our lifetimes, more than 200 AFSCME members were fired up and raring to go during a Pennsylvania volunteer kickoff Zoom call, one of many being held around the country as the Big Green Machine kicks into high gear.

It’s easy to say that the 2020 election is the most important of our lifetimes, but hearing this firsthand from AFSCME Retirees, many of whom have dedicated their lives to public service and making America a better place to live, shows the urgency to us all.