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NY Daily News Honors Women Leaders of DC 37

February 11, 2020 // 0 Comments

By MIKE LEE The New York Daily News focused on the role of African American women in the city’s labor movement, featuring DC 37 members. The Daily News article focused on Local 420 President Carmen Charles, Carletta Pogue-Brewer, Local 384 shop steward, and Local 1407 member Isa Clarke. As leader of the New York City Municipal Hospital Employees Union, Charles has served seven terms as president. While a nurse’s aide at Coler-Goldwater Hospital, she was inspired to become active in the union after encouragement from others. She told the Daily News, “There was one lady – I guess she saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself – and she was in leadership in the local at the time.” The local operates with the intense pace of hospital work, as she says “a 24-hour operation.” “I bring passion and a dedication to this job,” she said. The newspaper reported that [More...]

Stronger Together: DC 37, 1707 Unite

September 9, 2019 // 2 Comments

Private Sector Members Add to Union Power By GREGORY N. HEIRES and SARA HAAS New York labor history is being made this fall as District Council 1707, which represents 20,000 private-sector members, joins forces with District Council 37, the city’s largest public employees union. As a result, the six unions that made up DC 1707 — Locals 95, 107, 205, 215, 253, and 389 — will comprise a new, private-sector division  within DC 37, bringing DC 37’s total membership to 150,000. Each local union’s structure and leadership remain unchanged. “We are delighted to welcome these hardworking members, who provide vital services in the private sector to the city’s largest union of public employees,” said DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido. “This unification signals a new era in the fight for workers’ rights in New York.” “In unifying with our brothers and sisters at DC [More...]

DC 37 Offers Help to Workers Running for Political Office

September 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

  Do you have what it takes to run for political office? Will you be part of the change we need to fix the outdated and rigged system so working families can finally win? Our city needs more elected officials who understand the challenges working people face. DC 37 is leading the way, providing the tools, training and support for union members to run for political office. Join DC 37’s Emerging Leaders Candidate Training to learn effective campaign strategies and explore a wide range of topics that will prepare you to run and win! The first training session is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Oct. 5 at 125 Barclay St. in Room 1. Participating members must commit to all three Saturday classes of the training. The other sessions will be held  Oct. 19 and Nov. 2. Space is limited. You must register by Monday, Sept. 30, 5 p.m. to attend. Please contact Omi Harris by email  [More...]

DC 37 Hits a Grand Slam

September 3, 2019 // 1 Comment

By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Fifty lucky DC 37 members and retirees won tickets to a recent New York Mets game at Citi Field through an online giveaway at DC37rewards.com. The ticket winners joined DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido on the field Aug. 27 for the singing of the national anthem, along with Dilcy Benn, president of Local 1505, Don Nesbit, vice president of Local 372, and Director of Community Partnerships Raul Rodriguez, who coordinated the event. “This was a truly amazing night to have the home team, the New York Mets, take time to honor the union members who make New York City run,” Garrido said. The contest drew a tremendous response from more than 3,000 members and retirees who receive DC 37 Action Alerts and News emails and signed up for the chance to win. The first 50 people to respond were awarded two tickets each to the Mets vs. Cubs night game. Winners responded [More...]

DC 37 Welcomes Members In New Union-Represented Titles (Open House on Nov. 8)

October 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

By MIKE LEE Recently, DC 37 and the city agreed that the union will represent more than 900 public workers serving in positions categorized as managerial and not covered by the New York City collective bargaining Law. If you are one of the 900 workers whose job was reclassified as a new administrative title represented by the union, please join DC 37 for an open house. A meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the New York City Dept. of Small Business Services, on the 7th floor, 110 Williams St., in Lower Manhattan. You will learn about the benefit of being part of our union family and find out how DC 37 helps our members at the bargaining table and lobbying at City Hall and in Albany for adequate funding for public services for those most vulnerable in our communities. Find out how our union negotiates for decent wages, paid family leave, overtime, union [More...]

New Year, New Round of DC 37 Lunch Time Info Sessions

January 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

District Council 37 has scheduled a new round of 2018 lunch time information events to thank members for their activism, strengthen the power of our collective voice and equip members with the tools necessary to move forward together. Volunteer Member Organizers like those pictured helped get out the vote to defeat the NYS Constitutional Convention in 2017 and elect DC 37-endorsed candidates. Continuing to protect worker rights and safeguard the union, along with engaging the union’s membership for the challenges ahead, will be at the top of the agenda for upcoming workplace activist sessions in 2018. “Workplace info sessions are part of an effort to strengthen the union from the grassroots,” said Barbara Terrelonge, director of the DC 37 Organizing Dept. “With more active members, our union will be stronger, whether that involves our involvement in a contract fight, [More...]

DC 37 Organizing Sets New Round of Lunch Time Info Sessions

November 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

The DC 37 Organizing Department has scheduled upcoming lunch time information events to thank members for their activism, strengthen the power of our collective voice and equip members with the tools necessary to move forward together. Volunteer Member Organizers like those pictured helped get out the vote to defeat the NYS Constitutional Convention and elect DC 37-endorsed candidates. Continuing to protect worker rights and safeguard the union, along with engaging the union’s membership for the challenges ahead, will be at the top of the agenda for upcoming workplace activist sessions “Workplace info sessions are part of an effort to strengthen the union from the grassroots,” said Barbara Terrelonge, director of the DC 37 Organizing Dept. “With more active members, our union will be stronger, whether that involves our involvement in a contract fight, political activities, [More...]

DC 37 Organizing sets lunch time sessions and training for fall

October 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

The DC 37 Organizing Department has scheduled fall lunch time information events this fall to strengthen the power of our collective voice and equip members with the tools necessary to move forward together. At the top of the agenda: voting “NO” on the New York State Constitutional Convention to protect worker rights and safeguard the pensions of members and retirees, and engaging the union’s membership on this and other issues. In addition, the next general activist training is scheduled for Nov. 2 at DC 37 union headquarters. A second session will be scheduled about two weeks after the first session. To register for the training or for more information, call DC 37 Organizing at (212) 815-1095.  “Workplace info sessions and activist training are part of an effort to strengthen the union from the grassroots,” said Barbara Terrelonge, director of the DC 37 [More...]

Union sets fall 2017 lunch time info sessions and activist training

September 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

The DC 37 Organizing Department has scheduled lunch time information events this fall to strengthen the power of our collective voice and equip members with the tools necessary to move forward together. At the top of the agenda: voting “NO” on the New York State Constitutional Convention to protect worker rights and safeguard the pensions of members and retirees, and engaging the union’s membership on this and other issues. In addition, the next general activist training is scheduled for Nov. 2 at DC 37 union headquarters. A second session will be scheduled about two weeks after the first session. To register for the training or for more information, call DC 37 Organizing at (212) 815-1095.  “Workplace info sessions and activist training are part of an effort to strengthen the union from the grassroots,” said Barbara Terrelonge, director of the DC 37 [More...]

Union sets June 2017 workplace info sessions and Union Day

May 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

The DC 37 Organizing Department has scheduled workplace information sessions throughout June to strengthen the power of our collective voice and equip members with the tools necessary to move forward together. At the top of the agenda: voting “NO” on the New York State Constitutional Convention to protect worker rights and safeguard the pensions of members and retirees. The union will also hold a Union Day event on June 28 at Coler Rehabilitation & Nursing Center on Roosevelt Island, where members can learn more about union benefits and how to become active with the union. In addition, the next general activist training is scheduled for Sept. 6 at DC 37 union headquarters. A second session will be scheduled about two weeks after the first session. To register for the training or for more information, call DC 37 Organizing at (212) 815-1095.  “Workplace info [More...]