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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.

Library supporters are gearing up for a rally on Friday to press the City Council to fund seven-day service and capital projects.

The rally on the steps of City Hall–supported by DC 37 and the advocacy group Invest in Libraries–is scheduled for 10 a.m. The theme of the coalition’s campaign is, “Invest in libraries, Invest in All New Yorkers!”

The group has two demands:

There’s a rally at City Hall on Feb. 15 at 11:30 for more funding and better conditions at NYCHA being held by Community Voices Heard. Please click here for flyer.

Earlier this month, Lilly Ledbetter recalled attending Barack Obama’s first inaugural ball in 2009. It meant a lot to her that former President Barack Obama chose her for his second dance of the night, after granting the first one, naturally, to his wife Michelle.

In 2016, DC 37 helped thousands of members get $10 million in refunds and savings on expensive tax preparation. If you (and your spouse*) earn less than the income ceilings below, or you are eligible for free or reduced lunch programs, you may qualify for this free tax filing assistance. (*Spouse's income must be included if you are filing jointly). Please click here for detail information.

An enthusiastic crowd gathered at union headquarters on Jan. 26 to support New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for a second term. 

Garrido praised de Blasio for implementing pre-K, promoting meaningful solutions to the affordable housing crisis and wrapping up virtually all of the outstanding contracts of the unionized municipal workforce. Read full story

Answering a groundswell call to action, DC 37 activists joined hundreds of thousands of pink-hatted protesters at the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.

The march was the largest ever in the United States, drawing over 500,000 people in Washington and 3.3 million around the country. Hundreds of thousands gathered in Manhattan and in 500 cities from Boston to Honolulu, and on all seven continents.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Jan. 5 announced a plan to boost the state’s tax-credit for child care, which will reduce the financial burden faced of an estimated 200,000 middle-class families across the state.

The enhanced tax credit will more than double the credit for families with incomes between $50,000 and $150,000.

The DC 37 Education Fund has signed an agreement with The City College of New York for the school to offer basic computer courses to DC 37 members.