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On April 28th, the membership of Local 3599 approved the first annual budget since since the local was established.  

On April 19, 2021 Governor Cuomo signed into law Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2021, which provides the City of New York and the NY Board of Education, also known as the NYC Department of Educati

The Mayor has announced via press conference that staff will start to return to work in May.  The Mayoral Agencies were asked to submit their return-to-work plans by April 5th.  DC37's Executive Di

The Local 3599 executive board met with DC37 Health & Security administrators on Thursday January 14th to receive a briefing on the status of the DC37- Delta Dental partnership.  The DC37 administrators offered a powerpoint presentation, which can be viewed here.  In addition, the administrators strongly encourage all members to use the resources available on the DC37 dental page which can be viewed here: 

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Effective January 1, 2021 the DC 37 Health & Security Plan will make the Delta Dental PPO Network the preferred and replacement plan for the current GHI In-Network Dental Plan. The Delta Dental PPO Network is a vastly expanded network of general dentists and specialty dentists.


All Watershed members who currently have the GHI In-Network Dental Plan will keep this plan until December 31, 2020 when it will be replaced on January 1, 2021 by the Delta Dental PPO Network Dental Plan.

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

District Council 37, the city’s largest public employee union, has reached a tentative no layoff agreement with the City of New York that would save the jobs of thousands of municipal workers through fiscal year 2021. 

Workers Memorial Day 2021 arrives at a moment of the greatest urgency, when the front lines of the war against COVID-19 run through America’s workplaces.

Workers in health care and social service industries are a big step closer to having safer workplaces.

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R.1195) by a bipartisan vote of 254 to 166. The bill requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a standard to prevent workplace violence in health care and social service assistance settings.

On this National Library Workers Day, AFSCME library workers deserve to be recognized for the value they bring to our diverse communities and the vital services they provide anyone who asks for help.