Member News

On February 1, 2019, AFSCME's Judicial Panel issued a decision on the three (3) protests filed in the Local 375 elections.

Your union is about more than winning raise. Through negotiations over many years, our union has built up a comprehensive benefits package, which serves as a model for unions around the country.

It is with sadness that Local 375 announces the passing of former Local President Louis G. Albano.  Lou served as President of Local 375 from 1980 to 1997.

Lou began his New York City career at the Transit Authority then moved on to the Board of Education where he rose through the leadership ranks of Chapter 14. In 1980, he was elected to his first term as president of Local 375.

We are under attack!!!  This year more than ever it is important that we have full membership support as we face opposition to our rights to Collectively Bargain!  We must send a   strong message, and our stance is "When you attack one of us you attack all of us"; When you attack one union you attack all unions!!!

The Clock is ticking on the NYC Budget! Join us on Friday, May 19th at 10am Steps of CITY HALL and urge city leaders to continue to Invest in Libraries, Invest in ALL New Yorkers! Please click here to see the flyer

Local 375 members participated in March for Climate, Jobs and Justice in Washington DC on April 29th. (Please click here for rally photos) Local 375, Ch. 7 (Parks) President Ricardo Hinkle spoke at the rally. He said, "we have heard the right wing in this country routinely demonize our country's public workers and question our work ethic.

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.

L375 Women’s Organizing Committee (WOC) celebrated Women’s History month on March 8, 2017. It was a great celebration to acknowledge all women of the past and present whom fought hard for women’s rights-to-vote, end violence, racial inequity and protecting environmental justice, LGBT, immigrants and worker rights.

WOC Chair Annette Brown said, “Women are like beautiful palm trees…we bend...but won’t break… Sisters Stand Strong in Solidarity and make that Change!”

Despite efforts to contain costs, sharply rising prescription drug prices continue to challenge the DC 37 Welfare Fund’s efforts to maintain the current level of benefits. Facing a projected $55 million-dollar budget gap in the Welfare Fund, and understanding that more money was urgently needed, Union leadership met with City representatives to find a solution.