DC 37 Safety and Health Dept.

FEBRUARY NEWS and UPCOMING EVENTS

February 2, 2021 // 0 Comments

POLITICAL ACTION The DC 37 Political Action Committee Meeting will host a virtual meet and greet with NYC Comptroller candidates on Thurs. Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. Register for this members only event here:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsd-isqDMoH9DdX6Asddox-19K6uYPeRGw ###   SPECIAL ELECTION FEB. 23 DC 37 endorsed Selvena Brooks-Powers for City Council 31st District to represent the communities of Arverne, Brookville, Edgemere, Far Rockaway, Laurelton, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens. Can you volunteer to help get out the vote? Please call the Political Action Department at 212 815-1550 to volunteer for our virtual phone banks or sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFCmWoi7g1LvznWlBbM2SDx9g3qBGNtLbPJn8mHa8vTvxFWg/viewform ###   MELS  MATRIMONIAL WEBINAR on FEB. 18, 5:30 PM Are you considering getting a divorce? The union’s team of legal experts [More...]

COVID, WORKERS’ COMPENSATION and SHORT-TERM DISABILITY

January 27, 2021 // 0 Comments

By DIANE S. WILLIAMS DC 37 members who believe they have contracted coronavirus in the line of duty can apply for New York State Workers’ Compensation. A member has 30 days to file a Workers’ Comp claim for coronavirus and must submit medical documentation for their illness or injury. DC 37 members, especially those classified as essential workers, frontline workers, and healthcare workers, diagnosed with novel coronavirus — COVID-19 — must notify their agency. If a member tests positive for COVID-19, their employer may ask for medical documentation.  Your agency/ employer may cover an absence due to a medical diagnosis of COVID-19. Please check with your agency/employer for Time and Leave policy and guidance. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has extended the window to file a claim by an additional 30 days from [More...]

City Rolls Out COVID Vaccine and AFSCME Town Hall Jan. 12 at 6 p.m.

January 11, 2021 // 0 Comments

By DIANE S. WILLIAMS The City of New York and other employers where DC 37 members work are rolling out plans to distribute COVID-19 vaccines for their employees. New York City is currently vaccinating certain groups of people in phases determined by New York State starting with 1a classified frontline essential workers at hospitals and other health care facilities.  Additionally, Mayor de Blasio said New York City will open five vaccination sites on Monday, Jan. 11 for 1b classified workers, which includes some 1.3 million frontline essential workers who are police, firefighters, teachers, homeless shelter workers, correction officers, and persons age 75 and older. Inoculation is voluntary and free at worksites. The two FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines, manufactured by Pfizer-BioN Tech and Moderna, require two doses that are administered several weeks apart.  Your agency will notify you [More...]

Get Out the Vote, Climate Summit, Housing and Other Events

September 15, 2020 // 0 Comments

POLITICAL ACTION HELP GOTV IN PA To support Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris in the November general elections, DC 37 will be running a weekly phonebank beginning TOMORROW September 16 and every WEDNESDAY through Election Day. Our ability to secure crucial funds for jobs and public services and to protect our right to collective bargaining is at stake, and more. Can you volunteer with the DC 37 phonebank to call our union sisters and brothers in the battleground state of Pennsylvania? Volunteering for just a few hours is an easy way to make a big difference. Sign up today to call AFSCME members, retirees and their families in Pennsylvania. We’re in this TOGETHER! Sign up today! ### YOUR CENSUS 2020 RESPONSE SAVES JOBS AND SERVICES DC 37 needs your help in fighting for our city’s future. The 2020 Census count ends on Sept. 30. Undercounting New York City could cause us [More...]

Important DC 37 September Events

September 2, 2020 // 0 Comments

Join Local 983, DC 37, SSEU Local 371, other Unions and elected officials at the RALLY for JOBS and VITAL CITY SERVICES    WHEN: Thursday Sept. 3, 10 AM WHERE: Foley Square, Lower Manhattan Tell the Mayor and Lawmakers: ESSENTIAL WORKERS ARE NOT EXPENDABLE WORKERS! DO NOT BALANCE the BUDGET on the BACKS of CITY WORKERS! PROTECT THE WORKERS WHO PROTECT NYC IN EVERY CRISIS! STOP the LAYOFFS! Join the fight SEPT. 3 to SAVE 22,000 city jobs. Please Wear your DC37 Green Tee Shirt and Hat. EVERYONE Is Required to Wear Your Mask! NO EXCEPTIONS! #EssentialWorkers are #NOTExpendableWorkers  ### JOIN DC 37 on FACEBOOK LIVE WED. SEPT. 9 at 6 PM  Join DC 37 Executve Director Henry Garrido on Facebook LIVE Sept. 9 at 6PM as he gives up-to-the-minute information on the Mayor’s proposed layoffs of 22,000 city workers, and what DC 37 is doing to press the state Legislature and City Hall to save [More...]

DC 37 Members Diagnosed With COVID-19 to Apply for Workers’ Comp

April 15, 2020 // 0 Comments

By DIANE WILLIAMS DC 37 urges its members, especially those classified as essential workers, frontline workers, and healthcare workers, who have contracted and are diagnosed with novel coronavirus, COVID-19, to apply for Workers’ Compensation. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has extended the window to file a claim by an additional 30 days from the date of your injury or illness. The Workers’ Compensation Board has not changed its rules or application process. Any DC 37 member seeking to file a Workers’ Comp claim must notify their agency within 30 days of testing Positive for COVID-19 and provide medical documentation to substantiate their claim. Members must also file a C-3 form with the NYS Worker’s Compensation Board by telephone or electronically. DC 37 does not provide legal representation in [More...]

Coronavirus: DC 37 Workers on the Frontlines UPDATED

February 18, 2020 // 1 Comment

By DIANE S. WILLIAMS As the novel coronavirus emerges to threaten a global health crisis, DC 37 is protecting the workers who protect the health of New Yorkers at public hospitals and clinics and in emergencies. “This is a public health concern, and while there are few reports of patients infected with Covid-19, or coronavirus, in the US, there have been only a handful of confirmed cases in New York,” said DC 37 Safety and Health Director Deborah A. Williams. “But that can change.” “It was only a matter of time before the coronavirus would arrive in our area, and it has,” said DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido. “Since the outbreak began, we have been working diligently with H+H and other city agencies to ensure that our members are well prepared to provide the vital health care services to those afflicted by the virus, while also ensuring protocols are in place to [More...]