Message from President Michael Troman

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

I would like to assure everyone that I signed off on the contract last week. As a result, everyone will receive the 3% raise on time as originally scheduled, September 3, 2016.

Please make every effort to attend the special Delegate/Membership meeting on Wednesday, July 13, at 6:00 pm at DC37 (rooms 1 & 2) at which time we will discuss various contractual issues.

In Solidarity,

Mike Troman
President - Local 375

07/11/2016

LOCAL 375 SPECIAL DELEGATES/GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Date    :   Wednesday,  July 13,  2016
Time    :   6:00 P.M.
Place   :  125 Barclay Street
               New York, NY 10007
               Rooms 1-2

For more information please click here

Message from President Michael Troman

Dear Members,

I am committed to providing you with:
- Update regarding our Union’s activities, and
- Information that may affect you via this medium, the newsletter and the Local’s webpage.

June 10, 2016 - Participated in the CUNY contract talks, wherein a contract deal finally was reached after more than 6 ½ years.

June 15, 2016 – Local 375’s Delegate Body voted unanimously to accept the recent election re-run results.  A protest was filed and will be addressed separately.

June 16, 2016 – Local 375 supported DC 37 by providing testimony to the NYS Department of Labor against NYC DEP’s request for a “permanent” variance from Health & Safety regulations at its new shafts – part of NYC’s drinking water system.

Message from President Michael Troman

Dear Sisters and Brothers:
Our Local has gone through a very arduous election process requiring members to vote four times before the recent outcome announced by AFSCME and President Lee Saunders, overseer, Charles Lester.

Local 375 PELS Update

NEW YORK’S NEW SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE LAW

New amendments to the New York Domestic Relations Law and Family Court Act have changed the way New York’s courts are required to respond to requests for spousal maintenance as part of a divorce. In 2010, New York State enacted divorce reform including no-fault divorces, and at the same time enacted guidelines and formulas governing temporary (pre-divorce) maintenance awards.

Now, some five years later, following a study by the State Law Revision Commission, similar formulas have been adopted covering post-divorce maintenance awards. The previous law applied equal standards to divorcing parents with children paying child support, even if the maintenance payor was also the custodial parent.

Now the new law will use a different formula requiring less maintenance for a maintenance payor who is also the non-custodial parent paying child support.  The law has also clarified that maintenance is to be calculated prior to calculating child support; and in assessing child support guidelines calculations, maintenance is to be deducted from the payor’s income and added to the payee’s income. Under the 2010 law, temporary maintenance awards (pending litigation) would be in effect for the entire duration of the litigation.

Local 375 Annual membership meeting on Wednesday October 22, 2014

To All Members of Local 375,

The Local will hold its annual membership meeting on Wednesday October 22, 2014, preceding the Delegates meeting. Please make every effort to attend. Please click here for the flyer.

Professional Development Hours (PDH) workshops

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Attached please, find for your information (CLICK HERE), a copy of the application and course description for the Professional Development Hours (PDH) workshops to be offered during June 16, 2014 through July 21, 2014. This application will be published in the District Council 37 website (www.dc37.net/benefits/education/offerings/engineers.html).

For any further information contact me at 212-815-1698or dmedina@dc37.net .

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER REVIEW NEWS

PERC is pleased to announce Review Courses for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam on October 26, 2013 and Professional Engineering (PE) Exam on October 25, 2013. (PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS)

Legal Benefits (PELS)

PELS LEGAL SERVICES

Professional Employees Legal Services Plan (PELS) was established in 1982 through collective bargaining and has been assisting both active members and retirees of Local 375 with their legal needs since that time.

Legal services are provided to eligible Local 375 members and retirees, and their eligible family members in many areas of the law. (See the “Summary of Benefits” below.)

Services are provided by staff attorneys working exclusively for our legal plan participants and having offices at Local 375’s business address at 125 Barclay Street, Suite 600, New York, New York 10007. Although participants in the PELS plan may remain responsible for any out of pocket expenses related to their legal matters, NO ATTORNEY FEES ARE CHARGED by our staff offices for the legal services provided to PELS participants.  

The Plan is administered by a board of Trustees, comprised of elected officers and officials of Local 375, and the type and extent of those benefits provided are governed by legal plan documents established through collective bargaining. The Trustees appoint the Plan’s Director and General Counsel, who is an attorney, and who is licensed to practice law in the State of New York. The Director and General Counsel supervises and directs the day-to-day operations of the legal plan.

SUMMARY OF BENEFITS

The PELS plan was designed to assist its participants in many areas of law other than employment and business matters. The types of services provided include the following, some of which are limited to advice and consultation, but most of which entitle the plan participant to full representation:

1. Preparation of Wills;
2. Matters involving a participant’s debts of more than $1,000.00 in controversy, including personal bankruptcy filings and the defense of foreclosure proceedings interposed against a participant’s primary one-family residence;

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