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JUDICIAL PANEL CASE NO. 24-015

District Council 37 Retirees Chapter Administratorship

We're excited to share details about our Spring 2024 Retirees education program, brought to you through a Partnership with the DC 37 Education Department and the DC 37 Retirees Association. This program offers a variety of enriching experiences in education, recreation, and social engagement tailored for retirees like you. There's something to suit everyone's interests: health and fitness, history, computer/digital skills and language classes.

The DC 37 Retirees Association office is officially open. The hours are Monday to Thursday, 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an appointment is necessary for in-person meetings with office personnel. It is recommended that visitors wear a face mask during their visit to the office. To schedule an appointment, please call 212-815-1790 or send an email to retassn@dc37.net.

This is a repost of an April 29, 2020 article by Neal Frumkin that appeared on LaborPress.org

Roxie Nelson remembers her father, Ed Nelson, as a caring and passionate man who often put the needs of others before his own.

“When I was around him his phone was always busy, and he would take calls from people all the time,” she recalls. “He was always working to help somebody, whether it was at the union or friends or family. He would take care of people whenever they needed help.”

Editor’s note: The following is a story from the front lines of the fight against COVID-19, as told by a member in Washington state:

“My name is Kristina Johnson-Short and I am a social services specialist with the Division of Children, Youth and Families in Washington state. I’m a proud AFSCME member, a shop steward and president of AFSCME Local 1054 (WFSE). I am also a domestic violence survivor.

For those retirees who received their Medicare Part B Reimbursement from the NYC Office of Labor Relations (OLR) a direct deposit was made by OLR on Friday, April 17, 2020, to the same bank account that their pension check is deposited into. Paper checks will be sent out later.

Everyone should check the amount that was deposited against the amount that they actually paid for Medicare Part B in 2019 by comparing the amount received to the amount shown on their SSA 1099 for 2019.

Note: This information is excerpted from the "Tax Strategies" column by Barry Lisak that appeared in the April 10, 2020 edition of The Chief.

It’s become clear that relief bills Congress has approved thus far, including the record $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, won’t be enough to quell the health and economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

What other aid should Congress provide? AFSCME has recommendations.

AFSCME members working for the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) are hopping busy these days fulfilling a critical mission. They are helping Louisianans survive as the Bayou State’s economy buckles under pressure from the coronavirus pandemic.