Upcoming DC 37 Events

OPT IN to H+H OT PAY LAWSUIT ENDS TODAY NOV. 9

DC 37 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 DC 37 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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DC 37 POLITICAL ACTION

DC37’s Political Action Committee will host it’s monthly Virtual PAC meeting this Thursday Nov. 12, at 6PM with special guest Brian McDonnell, Political and Legislative Director for AFSCME NY, who will recap AFSCME’s national campaign to support the historic Biden-Harris victory. To join, register here:https://bit.ly/2U96pvl.

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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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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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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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MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES LEGAL SERVICES

MELS REAL ESTATE WEBINAR NOV. 30

The Municipal Employees Legal Services, MELS, will host a Real Estate Webinar on Monday Nov. 30, 5:30PM to 7:00PM. Housing experts will discuss: Retaining and Working With A Realtor; Seller Concerns; Purchaser Concerns; Financing; Home Inspections, and more.

Please register at www.dc37mels.com. A Meeting ID will be e-mailed 24 hours before the event. For more information, call the MELS Screening Unit at 212 815-1111 or email MELSscreeningunit@dc37.net

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MELS STUDENT LOAN DEBT WEBINAR DEC. 8

MELS will host a student loan debt webinar on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 5:30PM to 7:00PM.

Legal experts will share information covering:

  • COVID protections for student borrowers;
  • Income Driven Repayment Plans; Loan Consolidation;
  • Rehabilitation after Default, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and more. Register at www.dc37mels.com

A Meeting ID will be e-mailed 24 hours before the event. For more information, call the MELS Screening Unit at 212 815-1111 or email MELSscreeningunit@dc37.net

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