The coronavirus pandemic won’t be controlled until states, cities, towns and schools – and particularly health departments – have the funding they need from the federal government, says AFSCME Retiree Sue Conard.

Conard should know. She spent 24 years as a public health nurse serving Wisconsin’s La Crosse County. One of her many areas of expertise? Immunization.

Aetna® and DC 37 Health & Security Plan are teaming up to bring informational telephone meetings to you. During these sessions, you’ll hear more details about the Aetna Medicare Rx® offered by SilverScript®. You’ll also get updates on the new DC 37 Health & Security Plan Delta Dental benefit and other information from the DC 37 Retirees Association.

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The U.S. Conference of Mayors has sent a letter to Congress that echoes what AFSCME has been saying for months: It’s long past time to robustly fund the front lines.

In his first days on the job, President Joe Biden has taken swift executive action to protect and empower public service workers, strengthen public services and help working people. On his first day alone, he signed 17 executive orders, memorandums and proclamations that showed the kind of bold leadership our country needs now.


Spring 2021 Education Classes will be offered online for members of the DC 37 Retirees Association in conjunction with the DC 37 Education Department. To register for these virtual classes, please fill out the application form, or register directly online, on the DC 37 website at 


AFSCME President Lee Saunders called the victories of the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s Senate runoff elections “a bold mandate for change.”

Here’s a crucial reason for working people to do all they can to help Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock win the Georgia Senate runoff elections in January – federal aid to states, cities, towns and schools.

If Ossoff and Warnock prevail, there will be a pro-worker majority in the U.S. Senate. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, as president of the Senate, will cast the tie-breaking vote when the chamber is deadlocked.

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.