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The DC 37 Education Fund is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2018 & Fall 2018 cycle.

The DC 37 Health & Security Plan instituted its generic-based prescription drug program two decades ago in response to the skyrocketing costs of presc

The union has launched a new initiative to make it easier for members to manage and share information about their professional credentials and skills development with their employers and other interested parties. Through a partnership with a New York City-based digital credential platform, called Credly, DC 37 will use “digital badges” to recognize members’ knowledge and competencies.

By NEAL FRUMKIN
The costs of prescription drugs are too damn high, forcing working families and retirees to choose between food, rent and life-sustaining medication.

No politician running for office today would openly advocate for more wealth inequality in our country, where the richest 1 percent of the population owns 40 percent of the wealth. Even candidate Donald Trump in 2016 promised to stand up for the “forgotten men and women of our country,” who feel betrayed by a rigged economic system that benefits a small minority at their expense. Yet every single day, President Trump and congressional leaders seem determined to do more to increase wealth inequality than to alleviate it; do more for corporations and the wealthy than for single parents working two or three jobs to make ends meet.

Like others around the world, I mourned the death last week of Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul set a new standard for enduring classic songs with both artistic and political impact, like her mega-hit “Respect,” which became an anthem for both the civil rights and women’s movements.

And that song is on my mind as we embark on a week of action dedicated to shining light on the stakes for women in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Flooding downpours did not stop members from attending the annual August housing fair at the union hall, where many met real estate professionals who offer mortgages, inspections, credit counseling, and other housing-related services.

DC 37 will be sending two busloads of members to Philadelphia for a rally and march to protest the repressive deportation practices of ICE.

The rally, spearheaded by Unite Here! with the support of many unions, is set for Wednesday, Aug. 15.

DC 37 members and retirees interested in attending the rally should call the Organizing Dept. at 212-815-1095 to reserve a seat. Read more...