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IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING DAILY HEALTH SCREENING!  DCAS has updated Time & Leave Guidance, effective 12-29-21.

If you are a new employee, there are TWO very important steps to ensure you are receiving the appropriate Local 3599 membership benefits:

First, you must enroll with DC37 HERE.  Your local is 3599.

Second, you must complete the DC37 Health & Security Plan Form.

The new NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan for retirees will take effect Jan. 1, 2022.

Please review all relevant information on DC37's Retiree Associaton page.

Statement from Executive Director Henry Garrido on NYS Supreme Court action regarding the Mayor’s vaccine mandate for Department of Education employees

“We just learned the Supreme Court has issued a temporary restraining order effectively pausing the Mayor’s mandate that Department of Education employees get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by September 27. This decision follows a similar decision regarding State healthcare workers made earlier today.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HENRY GARRIDO CALLS ON MAYOR DE BLASIO TO DELAY “RETURN TO WORK” FOR 80,000 NON-ESSENTIAL WORKERS

 

In an op-ed printed in the New York Daily News, Garrido warns bringing people back to the office too soon could move the city backwards in the fight against COVID-19

 

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

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 Director and Senior staff are in discussions with the Mayor's Office, and we have been notified that DC37 Research and Negotiations will be meeting with the NYC Office of Labor Relations. The DEP OLR&D has also scheduled labor/management meetings with the unions including Local 3599.