EDUCATION BENEFITS

DC 37 and CUNY EXPAND LABOR LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

May 24, 2021 // 0 Comments

By STEPHEN JOHNSON, DC 37 Education Fund Administrator DC 37 and the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) will fully fund a series of four Labor Leadership programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for DC 37 members. These free college courses will provide a comprehensive overview of union-side labor relations in the public sector. Students will gain the practical skills and knowledge necessary for effective leadership in collective bargaining, union administration, research, organizing, and labor law. SLU and DC 37 will cover full tuition costs for up to 100 members a year, an estimated $300,000 annually. This new Labor Leadership program is a stepping-stone for completing a bachelor’s and/or a graduate degree. A certificate or degree in Labor Studies is an important credential for career advancement in a range of civil service and non-profit institutions. [More...]

NEWS, UPCOMING EVENTS and SERVICES

March 8, 2021 // 0 Comments

POLITICAL ACTION INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY March 8: The Red Carpet for Justice Coalition and DC 37 needs your support for a campaign to get New York State to recognize International Women’s Day March 8 as a state holiday. Please add your name to our effort and sign the petition here: https://bit.ly/300HwVz. #IWD2021 #InternationalWomensDay ###   GET VACCINATED, AFSCME: As AFSCME members, we value our neighbors’ health and safety the same as our own. That means we have to show the way on the COVID-19 vaccine. Because this virus is so dangerous and contagious, we have an obligation to get vaccinated. That’s how we protect one another, and how we get to gather with friends and relatives again without fear. It’s been such a brutal year, but AFSCME and DC 37 have led every step of the way. Together, we will crush this virus and get back to normal. Be a hero – [More...]

DEADLINE EXTENDED: DC 37 Scholarships Available: Must Apply by May 1!

March 9, 2020 // 0 Comments

“What does Labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails, more books and less arsenals, more learning…” — Samuel Gompers, 1893 The DC 37 Education Committee is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for dependent children and grandchildren of eligible DC 37 members and retirees, and active members pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees from accredited colleges, universities, technical or trade schools in the U.S. Eligibility Requirements: The applicant or the applicant’s parent, grandparent, or legal guardian must be a union member, or a DC 37 Retirees Association member, in good standing for a year before the application deadline. Students must be either a) a graduating high school senior; b) currently enrolled as a college freshman or sophomore, or c) an active member pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. All applications must be postmarked by May [More...]