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Following a court ruling, the city has announced that the NYC Medicare Advantage Pl

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

As a result of COVID-19, the DC 37 Retirees Association office is officially closed until further notice. In-person general membership meetings and committee meetings are also canceled until further notice. However, the Executive Board is conducting its monthly meetings remotely by teleconferencing and monthly membership meetings are being held remotely on Zoom. 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 COVID-19 pandemic arrived at a time when our nation’s health care workers were already experiencing burnout. The National Academy of Medicine, in a report from 2019, said that 35% to 54% of nurses and physicians in the United States had “substantial symptoms of burnout.”

Then things got worse.

For the second time, the DC 37 Retirees Website won a First Award for General Excellence (Website) from the Metro New York Labor Communications Council. The award was presented at Metro's 46th Annual Convention on June 3, 2022. The website also received a First Award in 2021.

CJ Alicandro (left) is pictured with a few of their colleagues. Photo credit: AFSCME Council 75.

CJ Alicandro (left) is pictured with a few of their colleagues. Photo credit: AFSCME Council 75.

American Red Cross (ARC) workers, including many AFSCME members, are rallying this week in cities nationwide to fight back against mistreatment from their employer and demand a fair contract. The protests are being held in Washington; Lansing, Michigan; Peoria, Illinois; Hartford, Connecticut; Pomona, California; and San Diego.

DC 37 Retirees were in the house at an April 24, 2022, rally in Staten Island supporting Amazon workers fighting for a union.

The Amazon Labor Union made history with a rank-and-file camapign at Amazon’s huge JFK8 warehouse when workers voted “Yes!” for the first-ever union at an Amazon facility.

Ballots are now being counted at a second Amazon Staten Island facility LDJ5, which employs some 1,500 workers – and DC 37 Retirees were among those who turned out to support the second organizing drive. Photos of the April 24 rally in solidarity with Amazon workers appear below.