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Today, the new paid family leave benefit is open for application in most agencies.

The DC 37 Education Fund is currently accepting applications for the Winter 2019 cycle.

When AFSCME members stand together, we have power in numbers. Together, we can defend our freedom to take our loved ones to the doctor when they get sick and retire with dignity some day. Together, we have the power to make our voices heard at work and in our democracy. That’s our AFSCME Agenda.

Public service workers across the country are losing their foothold in the middle class. So says an article in The New York Times this week that serves as a reminder of why labor unions are more needed now than ever.

Get the facts on Janus. A case before the Supreme Court threatens the rights of all public sector workers to organize and have a voice on the job.

DC 37 started bargaining talks with the city for a new economic agreement on Nov. 14 with both sides expressing hope to wrap up negotiations quickly.

“I can’t overemphasize that we need a contract now,” DC 37 Executive Henry Garrido told Labor Commissioner Robert W. Linn at the opening bargaining session. “Our members deserve a raise as soon as possible.” (please click here to read the full article)

“All labor has dignity.” - Martin Luther King

Hi! I’m Annette Brown, WOC Chairperson and I’m with members of the Women’s Organizing Committee. On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, the WOC visit the Fearless Girl site in lower Manhattan (Financial District). The Fearless Girl has brought so many people around the world to its site, every day when I go to the Union Office at 2 Broadway, I witness so many people, men and women standing proudly posing with the Fearless Girl in front of a camera!

Last month all members should have received a bargaining survey from Local 375. The results from this survey will drive our Local's participation in the upcoming negotiations process. For those of you that have completed and returned the survey, thank you. If you have not, please respond as quickly as possible.