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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.

New York City Council’s Committee on Civil Service and Labor will hold a hearing regarding Changes to Municipal Retiree’s Healthcare Plan on Thursday, October 28th at 1pm in the City Council Chambers located at City Hall, New York, New York.

The pandemic has led many of us to take stock of our lives and our goals. For AFSCME New Jersey member LaTrenda Ross, the pandemic ignited a long-held dream—starting her own life coaching business.

“I was thinking about revamping my whole entire life,” recalls Ross, a member of Local 2306. “I was looking out for things I want to do, things I haven’t been going after.”

More Americans approve of labor unions today than at any time since 1965, according to annual Gallup poll results released around each Labor Day.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents – 68% – approved of labor unions. That means a clear majority of voters views labor unions favorably. Among adults 18-34 years of age, 77% approve of unions. Support is also high among those with annual household incomes under $40,000.

The Retirees Education Courses Are Back for the FALL 2021 Cycle!

The DC 37 Ed Fund is accepting applications for online classes to be offered during the upcoming Fall 2021 cycle. Courses offered during the Fall 2021 cycle include Spanish, Health & Fitness, Black History, Jewish History, Computer Fundamentals, Intermediate ComputerTechnology, and Digital Literacy.

You must be a member of the DC 37 Retirees Association to register. Here's how:

  • The Council of Municipal Retiree Organizations (COMRO) has learned that Mayor de Blasio, the Municipal Labor Committee and the Mayor's Office of Contracts are in the process of awarding a highly lucrative contract to a major health insurance company to take over administering Medicare Part B benefits for over 250,000 New York City pension recipients on Medicare effective this July 1, 2021.
  • Yet nowhere in this process have they consulted with the 250,000 people and their families to determine how it will help or harm us. 

Workers Memorial Day 2021 arrives at a moment of the greatest urgency, when the front lines of the war against COVID-19 run through America’s workplaces.

Workers in health care and social service industries are a big step closer to having safer workplaces.

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R.1195) by a bipartisan vote of 254 to 166. The bill requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a standard to prevent workplace violence in health care and social service assistance settings.

On this National Library Workers Day, AFSCME library workers deserve to be recognized for the value they bring to our diverse communities and the vital services they provide anyone who asks for help.