Local 3599: NYC DEP Upstate Technical Professional Employees

The executive board of Local 3599 stands in solidarity with the black community, who have suffered and continue to suffer discrimination on both individual and systemic bases.  We encourage our members to be alert, educated, and actively anti-racist.  

District Council 37 and the City of New York Announce a No Layoff Agreement for Union Members through June 2021

DC 37 launched a campaign to highlight the invaluable services our members provide and demand the state Legislature take action to stop the proposed layof

This past Saturday, you might have been cooking a late breakfast, planning a fun weekend activity or taking some quiet time with your family.

Ronell S.H. Bridgemohan was part of the East-of-Hudson Water Quality Field Team before leaving City service to pursue a Master's degree in Florida.  Unfortunately he has contracted neisseria meningitidis (ie. that scary disease that can cross the blood-brain barrier that they warn you about when you’re going to college!).  Through the goodness of the universe, he survived with his vibrant personality intact, however, complications included septicemia and multiple organ failure; heart, lung, kidney, liver. 


Vasopressors and purpura fulminans caused severe damage to his legs, feet and hands. He is currently undergoing daily wound care and limb salvation treatment while still continuing to pursue his graduate education! Despite vigorous wound care and multiple surgeries, doctors were forced to amputate several fingers and part of his left foot leaving him unable to walk.


To aid in his recovery and re-institute his independent mobility we’re collecting donations for his ongoing health care and to get prosthetics.  Please help if you can, it's what we do!

DC 37 has launched a campaign to highlight the invaluable services our members provide and demand the state Legislature take action to stop the proposed layoffs of 22,000 city workers.

Please visit www.dc37everydayheroes.com to watch the video and click the link to email your elected officials and urge them to support the various job-saving proposals under consideration.

We are at a critical juncture. It is vital that the state Legislature take action to save the jobs of members, who as essential workers have already sacrificed so much during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Please share this message with coworkers, family, friends — anyone who is willing to stand with us! We are essential to New York City. Layoffs are simply not an option. Visit: www.dc37everydayheroes.com to email your legislators.

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