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Upcoming DC 37 Events

December 2, 2020 // 0 Comments

ReNEW Year Challenge for 2021 End the year strong, and start 2021 feeling good! WorkWell NYC invites DC 37 members to join the ReNEW Year Challenge, a 15-day mind and body program that starts Dec. 7-21. The challenge helps you reflect on all the positive things you can bring into the New Year 2021, and offers a personal daily step goal, journal prompts, mindfulness practice, and relaxation techniques that can help you prepare mentally and physically for the new year ahead. Please register now thru Dec. 6. The digital calendar is here: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/olr/downloads/pdf/wellness/wellness-wellnessanywherecalendar.pdf Visit WorkWell NYC: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/olr/wellness/wellnesshome.page ### MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES LEGAL SERVICES 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 [More...]

Upcoming DC 37 Events

November 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

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 ###   MELS STUDENT LOAN DEBT WEBINAR DEC. 8 MELS will host a student loan debt webinar on Tuesday Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m to 7 p.m.  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 [More...]

Upcoming DC 37 Events

November 9, 2020 // 0 Comments

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. ### DC 37 POLITICAL [More...]

Upcoming DC 37 Events

October 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

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. ### 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, [More...]

Special Event for DC 37 Members – Phone Bank with AFSCME President Lee Saunders! 

October 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

Don’t miss our special event this Saturday, October 24. Join President Lee Saunders of our international union, AFSCME, along with our brothers and sisters in labor from other states as we do our part to get out the vote for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and worker friendly candidates at all levels of government.  We’ll be conducting a virtual phone bank to make calls to union households in the battleground state of Pennsylvania.  This is your opportunity to have a big impact on this historic election!  Never phone banked before? No worries! Using the virtual phone bank is easy and convenient. 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. All you need to do is sign up at: https://www.mobilize.us/afscme-pa/event/352012/.  You’ll receive a Zoom link to join the 10:30 a.m. ET virtual [More...]

It’s Time You Get Your High School Equivalency Diploma

October 21, 2020 // 0 Comments

Do you need your High School Equivalency Diploma? You may be eligible for the TASC test waiver 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. It has five subtests: Reading, Writing,  Science, Social Studies and Mathematics. There are four pathways to get your equivalency diploma: The TASC test Approved 24 college credit program National External Degree Program (NEDP), and The Regents-HSE Examination Pathway The most popular pathway is the TASC test.  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. To qualify for the waiver, you must meet the following criteria: Enroll in an adult education preparation [More...]

Upcoming October DC 37 Events

October 13, 2020 // 0 Comments

POLITICAL ACTION VOTER INFO: 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. A full list of union-endorsed candidates is in the most recent issue of PEPTalk and www.dc37.net. 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 in person on Nov. 3 by 9:00 p.m. Early voting starts Oct. 24 – Nov. 1. Can you volunteer to join DC 37’s phonebank team to make calls to the battleground state of Pennsylvania in support of the Biden/Harris ticket? Click here to sign up! ### DISABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS OCT. 13 The DC 37 Disability Advisory Committee will meet Oct. 13, at 6 pm. Guest speaker Deborah Williams, director of the DC 37 Safety and Health Unit, will share the latest information on PPE, ventilation, training and [More...]

Updates and New Free Services for DC 37 Members

June 10, 2020 // 0 Comments

DC 37 has added more FREE services to help members during the COVID-19 pandemic. EMERGENCY COVID-19 CERTIFICATE for PUBLIC SCHOOL WORKERS, APPLY by SEPT. 1 Candidates seeking certain certificates and extensions may be eligible for the Emergency COVID-19 certificate, allowing them to work in public schools or districts for one year while taking and passing the required exam(s). You must apply on or before Sept. 1.  Learn more about how to earn the teaching certificate here.  DC 37 EDUCATION FUND  Summer HSE Classes: The DC 37 Ed Fund offers High School Equivalency Diplomas via online classes in July. Classes are offered in English and Spanish and the exam is available in English and Spanish. Classes include all five subject areas; a Math Only class is available for those who passed the other four subjects on the exam. To apply visit: [More...]

Spring 2020 DC 37 Education Fund Free Training and Benefits

May 6, 2020 // 0 Comments

Tuition Reimbursement: As DC 37 resumes its Tuition Reimbursement program, we thank you for bearing with us as we streamline the application process. There may be longer than usual processing time required. Thank you for your patience. Members should continue to mail in their completed reimbursement applications and supporting documents to: DC 37 Education Fund Attn: Tuition Refund 75 Broad Street, Suite 2204 New York, NY 10004 ### CUNY Counseling is here for you! While much has changed, Worker Education at the CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies (SLU) helps you reach your career and academic goals. CUNY-SLU’s experienced advisors are available for one-on-one phone sessions on: Academic requirements for specific jobs; Choosing a CUNY campus and major; Applying to and financing a CUNY degree; Certificate and non-credit options at CUNY, and Transferring previous credits, and [More...]

Ed Fund Now Providing Online Classes

March 31, 2020 // 0 Comments

The Education Fund office is closed, however we continue working to offer members their benefits. We are still accepting applications to our Spring 2020 cycle. Any changes, cancelations, and postponements within our programing will be sent to applicants. Tuition Reimbursement: Due to current events, the Tuition Refund Department will not be able to process applications until we return to our offices. However, we encourage members to continue mailing their completed applications and/or their additional documents to: DC 37 Education Fund Tuition Refund at either one of our office addresses (75 Broad Street, Suite 2204, NY, NY 10004 or 55 Water Street, NY, NY 10004). Online classes are now being offered to provide the members’ educational benefit. The following programs have officially changed to an online setting: Basic Mandarin at Queens College English As A Second Language- English [More...]