News

The New York State legislature and Gov. Cuomo have made changes to facilitate absentee ballot voting in the November 3 election.

As announced by DC 37's Health & Security Plan Trustees, the new DC 37 Delta Dental Benefit Plan began on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.

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.

DUES UPATE

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.

There are countless reasons against voting for Donald Trump in November. But this election isn’t just about Donald Trump. AFSCME President Lee Saunders explains why working people should cast their ballots for Joe Biden for president and Kamala Harris for vice president:

Nursing homes have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 40% of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have been linked to nursing homes. But according to a recent study, one factor that determines how fatal a COVID-19 outbreak will be is whether that nursing home is unionized.

Throughout my son’s long career at AFSCME, there have been countless times when I’ve seen Lee proudly wearing an AFSCME T-shirt. Often, these T-shirts feature slogans like “Rise Up” and “Never Quit.”

To Lee, these are much more than just slogans. They’re principles that guide him as president of AFSCME. As his mom, the meaning behind these phrases evoke a long and powerful legacy within our family.

Public approval of labor unions is at its highest level in 17 years, with nearly two out of three Americans (65%) expressing support of unions, according to the latest Gallup poll.

LOS ANGELES – In a union election victory 17 years in the making, child care providers across California have voted overwhelmingly to be represented by their union, Child Care Providers United (CCPU). A joint effort of UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 and SEIU Locals 99 and 521, 97% of voters chose to join CCPU.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday joined AFSCME President Lee Saunders and front-line public service workers from states experiencing surges in coronavirus cases to urge the Senate to approve at least $1 trillion in flexible aid to states, cities and towns.