January 2024: Union News, Events and Services


First-Time Homebuyer Workshop

Are you thinking of buying your first home but don’t know where to begin? The DC 37 Municipal Employees Housing Program is pleased to offer our virtual First-Time Homebuyer Workshop. Allow us to assist you on your journey to homeownership as we discuss the mortgage process, pre-approvals, debt-to-income ratios, PMI, FHA loans, conventional loans, and much more! Bring your questions and we’ll provide the answers. We hope to see you there! 

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024 at 11 a.m.
Register HERE.


MELS Tax Filing Tips Webinar

Tax season will be here before you know it. Join the DC 37 MELS team as we discuss tips and tricks to get you to the finish line early. We will discuss filing status, standard and itemized deductions, tax credits, and more! 

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024 at 6 p.m.
Register HERE.

For more information, call the MELS Screening Unit at (212) 815-1111 or email [email protected].

MELS Webinar Recordings

ICYMI - Recordings of last month’s webinars are available on the DC 37 MELS website. Watch the HOUSING WEBINAR and BANKRUPTCY WEBINAR now.


Your Union Political Action Fund Needs You!

There’s a lot on the line this year! The results of the 2024 congressional and presidential elections will determine the fate of workers and communities across the nation. In addition to our work to elect pro-worker candidates, the DC 37 Political Action Team is fighting for tenant's rights, reforms to the Tier 6 pension system, fair funding for city and state agencies, and a host of other crucial issues.

We need your help to make sure the voices of DC 37 members are heard. Your support for the PEOPLE Program, our DC 37 political action fund, will allow us to get leaders in office who will fight for worker’s rights over corporate greed. PEOPLE contributions are used to fund Get Out the Vote campaigns, lobbying for member issues, directly supporting pro-workers candidates, and other important activities that we are legally restricted from using dues money to conduct.  

Learn more about the PEOPLE Program HERE and sign up to contribute to PEOPLE by clicking HERE today!

2024 Voter Registration Deadlines

Are you and your family all set to participate in the 2024 elections? You may register to vote online HERE or check the status of your voter registration HERE.


Last Call for Winter 2024 Ed Fund Classes!

Don’t miss your chance to register for the Winter 2024 semester offered by the DC 37 Education Fund! Classes begin in January. 

You can check the website by clicking HERE for information on classes and schedules, or to register for a program.

CUNY Counseling Is Here For You

Now is the ideal time to plan for Spring 2024 enrollment at the CUNY college of your choice. Let Worker Education at the CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies (SLU) help guide you through the process of finding the best CUNY program to match your education and career goals.

 Expert advisors offer FREE one-on-one phone sessions on academic requirements for specific jobs; choosing a CUNY campus and major; applying to and financing a CUNY degree; certificate and non-credit options at CUNY, transferring previous credits, and more. Each session is free and catered to your specific goals and needs. Many dates are available to meet with an advisor before the Spring 2024 semester.

View the calendar and schedule your CUNY advisement session here. Need help finding a date/time that works for you? Email [email protected].

CISCO/COMPTIA+ Certification Program: Deadline to apply is Jan. 29!

The Education Fund in conjunction with CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) will offer CISCO and CompTIA+ certification courses to eligible DC 37 members. The majority of this program will be offered virtually, however, some sessions will be required at BMCC’s learning lab located at 25 Broadway in lower Manhattan. 

For more information and to apply, please click HERE.

Resume Writing And Interview Techniques

Both of these virtual workshops are still available and accepting applications. As a follow-up to attending the workshops, an appointment will be scheduled for each attendee to assist with updating their resume and conduct a mock interview with the instructor. 

To register for Resume Writing, click HERE
To register for Interview Techniques, click HERE.

 Test Prep Workshops

The Ed Fund Test Prep/Math and Test Prep/Reading workshops assist members in improving their test-taking skills in the two primary academic areas. These six-session workshops are not tailored to a specific exam but provide support through skill-building and strategies to improve your scores on competitive exams. Math/Test Prep will be offered on six consecutive Tuesdays starting Jan. 23; Test Prep/Reading will be offered on Thursdays beginning Jan. 25. 

Since these workshops are conducted virtually, a computer is needed to participate. 
To register for one or both, click HERE.

CPA Review

The Education Fund has an upcoming CPA Review class focused on the Auditing and Attestation section of the exam that will begin on Jan. 30.  

If you are interested in taking this class, you can complete an online application by clicking HERE.

Microsoft Office Certification Program At Hostos

The Microsoft Office Certificate Program will provide students with the technical skills needed in today’s workforce, covering basic computer and keyboarding skills as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 

To register, click HERE.

Retirees Education Courses For Winter 2024

The Ed Fund is currently accepting applications for classes for the Winter 2024 cycle. Apply online HERE or visit: https://www.dc37.net/benefits/education/deptclasses/retirees.

 For questions, please contact Manuel Gomez-Rosa at [email protected] or call (212) 815-1700.

Education And Career Counseling

Do you need guidance on selecting a class from our offerings, updating a resume, or need assistance reaching a career or educational goal? 

Contact an Ed Fund counselor HERE to schedule a virtual appointment.


DC 37 is proud to offer members and their families dedicated access to exceptional cancer care, support, and expert resources from the world's leading cancer specialists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). If you or a family member are impacted by cancer and would like to discuss treatment options at MSK, please call the dedicated MSK Direct phone line for DC 37 employees: (833) 786-3365 or mskcc.org/dc37