Upcoming DC 37 Events

Please take advantage of these union events and programs scheduled from now to mid-November.

POLITICAL ACTION

VOTING DEADLINES: Election Day is Nov. 3. Out of an abundance of caution during this COVID-19 pandemic, DC 37 urges you to vote by mail-in ballot. Click here for the full list of union-endorsed candidates: https://bit.ly/34mZjZS

Absentee ballot request deadline is Oct. 27 You must request a ballot by Oct. 27 and return it by mail postmarked by Nov. 3, or return in person on Nov. 3 by 9:00 p.m. Early voting starts Oct. 24 – Nov. 1.

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GOTV PHONE BANK with AFSCME PRESIDENT LEE SAUNDERS OCT. 24

Can you volunteer to join AFSCME President Lee Saunders on Saturday Oct. 24 to phone bank with DC 37 members and make calls to the battleground state of Pennsylvania in support of the Biden/Harris ticket?
We provide you with a link to the AFSCME phone banking website where the names, numbers, and a script of what to say during the calls is provided. Click here to sign up! https://www.mobilize.us/afscme-pa/event/352012/.
You’ll receive a Zoom link to join the 10:30 a.m. ET virtual kickoff event, followed by the virtual phone bank from 11a.m. to 1 p.m.
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MELS FAMILY LAW WEBINAR OCT. 28, 5:30 to 7 pm

MELS, the Municipal Employees Legal Services, will hold a family law webinar for union members Wednesday Oct. 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on ZOOM. MELS lawyers will discuss child support, custody, visitation, adoption and guardianship, neglect, abuse and foster care, and more. Register at: www.dc37mels.com and you will get a meeting ID 24 hours before the event. For more information call MELS at 212.815.1111 or email: MELSscreeningunit@dc37.net.

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MSK DIRECT WEBINAR OCT. 28, 7PM

Cancers Below the Belt: Uterine and Colorectal Cancer in the Black Community
Please join Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Chief Health Equity Officer, Dr. Carol Brown, and Dr. Hans Gerdes, as they discuss “Cancers Below the Belt: Uterine and Colorectal Cancer in the Black Community.”
This webinar on OCT. 28, 7:00 to 8:15 pm., is hosted by MSK’s Health Equity Office and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Manhattan Chapter to address cancer disparities that exist due to racial, ethnic, cultural, or socioeconomic barriers.
Click here to register: https://bit.ly/31P1X9t and you can submit questions in advance.
DC 37’s partnership with MSK Direct provides members and their families with access to expert cancer care.
If you or a family member are impacted by cancer and would like to discuss treatment options at MSK, call the DC 37 dedicated MSK Direct phone line: 833-786-3365 or visit www.mskcc.org/dc37
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DC 37 EDUCATION FUND

FREE SOCIAL WORKER WORKSHOPS FOR LOCAL 768 MEMBERS

The District Council 37 Education Fund in conjunction with the National Association of Social Workers, New York City Chapter plans to host three (3) continuing education workshops during the month of December for eligible Local 768 licensed Social Workers:

CFT: Compassion-Focused Therapy (3 (CEU’s): Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Exposure Therapy 101: Cultivating Courage, Helping Our Clients & Ourselves Face Our Fears (3 CEU’s): Saturday, Dec. 12,  2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Fostering Calm, Coping and Resiliency in the Pandemic Storm (3 CEU’s): Thursday, Dec. 17, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

All workshops will be held online. If you are interested in attending any of these workshops, please enter the following link into your web browser and complete the online application: www.dc37edfund.org/socialworkdec2020

If you have any questions regarding the online applications or the workshops, please email: sjohnson@dc37.net, dtelemaque-peschier@dc37.net or kking@dc37.net.

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DC 37 EDUCATION FUND CUNY OPEN HOUSE NOV. 12

The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) is hosting a Virtual Open House for DC 37 members on Thursday, Nov. 12, 6 to 7pm. CUNY has a wide selection of offerings and credit-bearing courses and degree programs. Affordable tuition, scholarships and advisement are a few reasons many DC 37 members have taken advantage of these programs. To register, please RSVP to: http://bit.ly/dc37SLU

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YOU CAN GET YOUR HS EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA. LET DC 37’s ED FUND HELP

Do you need your High School Equivalency Diploma? You may be eligible for the TASC test waiver in effect through June 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The test for the High School Equivalency Diploma is now called the TASC Test. The TASC, Test Assessing Secondary Completion, replaces the GED exam. If you took and passed at least three subtests on the TASC and/or the GED exam, and/or Regents credits, you are in luck! You may qualify for the COVID-19 TASC test waiver in effect through June 30, 2021.

For more details, visit the union blog at www.dc37.net or email ppunch@dc37.net.

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OPT IN to H+H OT PAY LAWSUIT

DC37 and outside counsel are representing union members in an action against New York City Health + Hospitals (H+H ) regarding their violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The lawsuit alleges that H+H is not including additions to gross (longevities, differentials, etc.) in the base hourly rate when calculating the time and one-half overtime pay rate.

All dues-paying DC37 members who are in an FLSA covered title at H+H and worked over 40 hours in any week since July 2016 should opt-in. Forms were mailed in early September. If you did not receive the forms, and are a dues-paying DC 37 member that worked in a covered title, please contact outside counsel at 516-570-4343 to request forms.

The lawsuit is at its early stages and there is no guarantee of success. Each plaintiff must submit an opt-in form by Nov. 9.

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