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The DC 37 Municipal Employees Legal Services (MELS) held webinars on Family Law (Oct. 28, 2020), Real Estate (Nov. 30, 2020), and Student Debt (Dec.

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

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

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

The Governor signed legislation that allows all New Yorkers to vote by absentee ballot. He also mandated, by executive order, that the state Board of Elections mail a letter to all registered voters that explains how to request an absentee ballot application and outlines the deadlines for returning the ballot.

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.

AFSCME joined a virtual gathering of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, a movement that seeks to shift the moral narrative of our country and build power for poor and vulnerable people.

AFSCME praised today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that extends protections under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to millions of LGBTQ workers.

In a statement, AFSCME President Lee Saunders said such protections are long overdue and represent an important step in the fight for equality and justice for all workers.

"The murder of another unarmed black man is a grim reminder of the social and economic inequalities that are embedded in our society. As we analyze the wave of civil unrest erupting in so many American cities, these inequalities must be included in the discussion. Our communities and the people I represent demand better.  We demand more from our elected leaders, especially those in position to make meaningful changes to a system that continues to marginalize, degrade and injure communities of color.  

Economists of diverse backgrounds, who might otherwise disagree on a range of policy issues, spoke with a single voice on Monday on the need for Congress to provide robust aid to states, cities and towns.

Such aid, they said, is crucial in the midst of an economic crisis that is decimating state and local budgets and threatening essential public services that are critical to beating the pandemic and jumpstarting the economy.

As you may have heard, Governor Cuomo has made a series of changes that will impact this year’s primary elections. In an executive order, he has cancelled the special elections for Queens Borough President, and the 31st Assembly District.

The Governor has mandated, through executive order, that the state Board of Elections mail all registered voters a postage-paid absentee ballot application. While poll sites will remain open, an absentee ballot offers everyone the safest way to vote during the coronavirus pandemic.