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The Local 1549 Administratorship team will continue to update you on the progress of the case.

On January 18th, 2023, the unseen heroes of the Local 1549 PCT/SPCT NYPD 911 Communications Chapter were honored at 1 Police Plaza in New York City. Over 100 Local 1549 members were honored for their dedication to keeping our city safe.

Amongst the heroes was Jessica Collazo who was awarded Dispatcher of the year for handling the shooting that occurred April 12th, 2022 at the 36th Street subway station in Sunset Park during rush-hour.

Local 1549 Members:

Happy New Year. I hope everyone had a safe holiday season.  

After careful consideration and review by the administratorship team, Local 1549 applied for and received a waiver from the 2023 dues increase. Minimum dues are determined by a process adopted and included in the AFSCME Constitution in 1978. Based on that process, the minimum dues for 2023 increase is $1.55 per member per month for full-time members. 

Dear DC 37 family,

As anticipated, a third-party arbitrator issued his decision today regarding your health benefits and the fund that pays for them. He verified that the Healthcare Stabilization Fund has run out of money, and directed the City and the Municipal Labor Committee (MLC) to finalize the terms of a Medicare Advantage Plan offered by Aetna to prepare for its implementation.

The New York State Paid Family Leave benefit is expanded to include care for siblings as eligible dependents for leave. The PFL benefit is 12 weeks. The maximum weekly paid benefit is $971.61 or $1,943 bi-weekly. The contribution rate dropped from .511% of payroll to .455% of payroll. This union-negotiated benefit is available to nearly all DC 37 members, including members in the six nonprofit and private sector locals.

The income thresholds for Child Care Facilitated Enrollment have increased to 300% of Federal Poverty Levels (FPL) and now have much lower co-pays. The increase means more DC 37 members may be eligible for subsidized daycare programs for working families in New York City and Suffolk County, Long Island. 

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