December 16, 2020 // 0 Comments

MELS COVID EVICTIONS MORATORIUM MELS attorneys can help members facing eviction. The CDC COVID extension ends Dec. 31. To speak with a MELS lawyer, call the MELS Screening Unit at 212 815-1111 or email: MELSscreeningunit@dc37.net. ### POLITICAL ACTION THE FIGHT IS NOT FINISHED, HELP GOTV in GEORGIA The presidential elections are over….but our fight is not finished. On Jan. 5, Georgia will vote the U.S. Senate runoff that can determine the course of our democracy and give Democrats the Senate majority. COVID deaths reached a grim toll, more than 300,000 have died and cases are skyrocketing. Everyday Americans are struggling. Our families need a cash stimulus package now. Workers need job security, safe workplaces and union protection. The best way to accomplish this is to get a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate. We really need your help! You can make a difference. Please [More...]

GOTV in Georgia

December 4, 2020 // 0 Comments

The presidential elections are over….but our fight is not finished.  Across the country COVID cases are skyrocketing and everyday Americans are struggling to get through an economic crisis that has been brought about by the global pandemic. Our families need a cash stimulus package now. Our families need leaders in office who will work toward solutions to the pandemic that are based on science and medicine. And, particularly in these times, workers need the security of safe workplaces and union protection.  The best way to accomplish this is to get a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate. The fate of our democracy will depend on the results of two US Senate runoff races in Georgia and we really need your help!  You can make a difference starting Saturday Dec. 5 (please see the link below for all dates and times) to volunteer alongside your union sisters and brothers on our DC 37 [More...]

The Time Is Now

October 30, 2020 // 0 Comments

Next Tuesday, the hour of decision will be here for millions of our fellow Americans. This Nov. 3 is Election Day. With all that has happened — particularly during the seven months of the COVID-19 pandemic in which tens of thousands have died, businesses have shuttered, and now 22,000 of our hardworking sisters and brothers in the New York City public sector are facing pink slips — this election is not simply a matter of choosing between two individuals running for President: this election is a battle for our survival, and to save the soul of our nation.  As our country reels from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our city faces huge economic and social challenges. What lies ahead is not just due to the human devastation wrought by the disease that has ravaged this country, however. It is the chaos and lack of moral aptitude we’ve seen during the last four years that has [More...]

Can You Help Phone Bank Pennsylvania for Biden/Harris 2020?

September 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

Sisters and Brothers, We are Just 40 days away from Election Day. Last week we kicked off our virtual phone banks to call AFSCME members in Pennsylvania in support of Biden/Harris 2020. Pennsylvania will go a long way in deciding the outcome of this election. If the events of the last 72 hours are any indications, change is needed in Washington, DC. Join the team and sign-up for a phone bank shift at [More...]

Did You Vote Today? Polls Close at 9 p.m.

June 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

Sisters and Brothers, We have only a few hours left until polls close at 9 p.m. TONIGHT.  If you haven’t done so, please go vote and be the change we want in our communities.  You can look up your poll site here. Here’s the list of the progressive, labor-friendly candidates DC 37 has endorsed this year.  Your vote will make the difference in the outcome of these races. Please make sure you are taking proper precaution when voting, and always practice social distancing. Poll site locator.   [More...]

DC 37 Needs You on Primary Day June 23

June 15, 2020 // 0 Comments

Primary Day is a week away and DC 37 members can make a difference by supporting these union-endorsed candidates, especially those who face critical races on Tuesday June 23. In bold are key races. QUEENS Queens Borough President Donovan Richards U.S. Congress  Gregory Meeks – CD 5 Grace Meng – CD 6 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – CD 14 State Senate James Sanders – SD 10 John Liu – SD 11 Mike Gianaris – SD 12 Jessica Ramos – SD 13 LeRoy Comrie – SD 14 Joseph Addabbo, Jr. – SD 15 Toby Ann Stavisky – SD 16 State Assembly Stacey Pfeffer Amato – AD 23 David Weprin – AD 24 Nily Rozic – AD 25 Edward Braunstein – AD 26 Daniel Rosenthal – AD 27 Andrew Hevesi – AD 28 Alicia Hyndman – AD 29 Brian Barnwell – AD 30 Vivian Cook – AD 32 Clyde Vanel – AD 33 Michael DenDekker -AD 34 Jeffrion Aubry – AD 35 Aravella Simotas – AD 36 Catherine Nolan – AD 37 Michael [More...]

Can We Count on You to Volunteer to Get Out the Vote?

June 8, 2020 // 0 Comments

DC 37 recently announced its endorsements for the June 23 primaries. While we’ve experienced significant challenges over the last few months, we still have an opportunity to elect strong candidates that will work on behalf of our members and the issues our union champions. DC 37 has endorsed a great group of pro-labor, progressive candidates who are committed to workers’ rights and community empowerment.  DC 37 urges you to vote early using your mail-in absentee ballot or you can vote at poll sites on Primary Day June 23 to support union-endorsed candidates. Please join our volunteers for the Political Action’s Get Out The Vote efforts and commit a few hours over the next few weeks to call and text union members in support of these candidates. Sign up here and a Political Action staff member will call you with further [More...]

Elect DC 37 Endorsed Candidates on Primary Day June 23

June 1, 2020 // 0 Comments

By DIANE S. WILLIAMS New York’s Primary Day is June 23 and we need your help to elect progressive, labor-friendly candidates. This election is proving to be extremely important as our federal and state governments grapple with growing budget deficits. There is power in our collective voice and this primary day we need to send a strong message: protect our public and private sector workers and invest in our communities! Can we count on you to spend a few hours each week helping us elect strong candidates? “At a time when New Yorkers have been hardest hit by COVID-19 and our members are essential workers at the forefront of this pandemic, we need to elect strong, labor advocates who can be counted on to stand up for working people,” said DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido. Following a rigorous interview process, the DC 37 Screening Committee has endorsed candidates for state [More...]

DC 37 Endorses NYC Congress Member Carolyn Maloney

January 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

District Council 37 has endorsed Rep. Carolyn Maloney in her Congressional re-election bid. “At a time of turbulence and tumult in Washington DC, where the Trump administration continues its assault on the rights of working men and women, we need strong labor advocates who can be counted on to walk the walk,” said DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido.  “Carolyn Maloney has always been such an advocate, a longtime supporter of pro-worker legislation.” Her record in the House of Representatives includes supporting the Family and Medical Leave Act, increasing the federal minimum wage, expanding workforce protections and providing American families with access to safe, affordable, quality child care. She has authored landmark legislation including the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and its reauthorization to make sure all those suffering health aliments [More...]