Real Estate Webinar

DC 37 MELS is hosting a Real Estate Webinar for members and retirees who are interested in buying a home, co-op, or condominium apartment. MELS real estate experts will discuss retaining and working with a realtor, seller’s concerns, purchaser’s concerns, financing and mortgages, home inspections, closings and much more. You bring the questions, we have the answers! 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 6 p.m. | Register HERE.

Bank Fraud, Scams, and ID Theft Webinar

DC 37 MELS presents Bank Fraud, Scams, and ID Theft. In this webinar you will learn how to spot and respond to: IRS scams, Social Security scams, internet scams, and investment scams. Experts will share how to respond to identity theft discovered through your banking and credit card statements or fraudulent unemployment claims. You will also learn about the three most popular credit report security devices, how they differ, and how to use them to your advantage. We hope you’ll join us for this informative webinar.  
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 6 p.m. | Register HERE.


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 a virtual First-Time Homebuyer Workshop twice this month. 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, May 4, 2024 at 11 a.m. | Register HERE.
Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 11 a.m. | Register HERE.

Affordable Housing Webinar

Finding affordable housing in NYC can be challenging. Let the DC 37 Municipal Employees Housing Program help! We are proud to offer you our first Affordable Housing Webinar in partnership with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). We will be joined by guest speakers Ana Ramirez and Shaheem Taylor, HPD’s Marketing Outreach Coordinators, as we discuss how to navigate the NYC Housing Connect portal, register an account, and submit an application to open housing lotteries. We hope to see you there! 
Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 11 a.m. | Register HERE. 


2024 Voter Registration Deadlines

Are you and your family all set to participate in the 2024 elections? Elections for President, Congress, New York State Senate, and New York State Assembly are happening this year! You may register to vote online HERE or check the status of your voter registration HERE.

To find out who DC 37 is supporting in your district, you can review the list of 2024 primary election endorsements HERE.

Rally With Us to Fight for NYC Parks!

Please join us, along with the Play Fair Coalition, for a rally to oppose budget cuts to New York City parks at Union Square Park on Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m. In addition to our demand to protect jobs for parks workers, we are fighting for safe, clean, and green parks for our city. The coalition will be celebrating parks and parks workers with raffles, games, prizes, dancing, and community resources! Register HERE today!

Support Your Union Political Action Fund! 

Have you signed up for PEOPLE yet? DC 37 members are making a difference in important races. PEOPLE contributions are used to do Get Out the Vote campaigns, lobbying around member issues, directly supporting pro-workers candidates, and other important activities that we are restricted from using dues money to conduct. 

Join at the MVP level of $8/month and get a free AFSCME PEOPLE hoodie! Become a PEOPLE contributor now by clicking HERE

Attend Political Action Committee Meetings 

Join us for our monthly Political Action Committee Meetings to find out more about what’s happening in City Hall and Albany. Meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. via Zoom. 
The next PAC meeting is on Thursday, May 9. To register, click HERE. 


Register For Spring 2024 Ed Fund Classes!

DC 37 Education Scholarship Now Accepting Applications!

The DC 37 Education Committee Scholarship application is currently available. You are eligible to apply if you are an active member, the child or grandchild of an active member, or the child or grandchild of a retiree who belongs to DC 37’s Retiree Association.

The deadline to submit a scholarship application is May 10, 2024.  
Scholarship winners will be announced by June 10, 2024. 

For more information on available scholarships and to submit a scholarship application, click HERE.

The DC 37 Green Jobs Training Program is Expanding! 

The DC 37 Education Fund is happy to announce the Green Jobs Training Expansion Program, a grant-funded training program for eligible DC 37 members to receive free, hands-on instruction in areas of need within the green economy and energy sector. 

Training courses include Energy Auditing, Multifamily and Commercial Building Analyst, Carbon Accounting, LEED Green Associate, Energy Benchmarking and Construction Management. These courses and more will prepare members for certifications and licenses offered and recognized by the Building Performance Institute, Urban Green Council and Association of Energy Engineers. 

If you are interested in more information on these courses and what this training can provide for you, please click HERE

Changes to Tuition Reimbursement Benefit 

Beginning with classes, courses and workshops taken on or after Jan. 1, 2024, eligible DC 37 members can now be reimbursed up to $1,500 by the DC 37 Education Fund as long as the requirements for reimbursement are met. Additionally, tuition reimbursement applications can now be submitted completely online. 

For more information on the changes to the reimbursement benefit, please click HERE.

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.

Retirees Education Courses For Spring 2024

The Ed Fund is currently accepting applications for classes for the Spring 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. 

DC 37 IS GOING BACK to 125 Barclay!

After five years of temporary relocation, we’re moving back to 125 Barclay this fall! The process will take place over the summer months as we reestablish departments and settle into our new union headquarters. Please be aware that DC 37 staff will no longer be located at 55 Water Street after Friday, May 17. 

In the meantime, we will set up a temporary member service center at 420 W. 45th Street in midtown Manhattan. Beginning Monday, May 20, you can walk in between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday to access staff who can assist you– no appointment necessary. Our phone numbers will stay the same and you can continue to dial 212-815-1000 during business hours to reach our member service line.

Health & Security Plan Benefits: Effective Monday, May 20, the Audiology Center will resume operations at the DC 37 Health Center located at 115 Chambers St. For all H&S inquiries and scheduling, please continue to contact the Inquiry Unit at 212-815-1234.

We can’t wait to welcome you to the new state-of-the-art DC 37 headquarters by September 2024. Sign up for Action Alerts, follow @dc37nyc on social media, and visit our website for further updates, and get ready to celebrate our grand opening– and DC 37’s 80th birthday!– later this year.