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Local 1549 is excited to offer all members two different scholarship programs: one for members, and one for the children & grandchildren of members.

Join us for the New York City Labor Day Parade on Saturday, September 9th! RSVP by emailing [email protected].

We need volunteers to reach out to our membership by phone about the parade. Please sign up when you RSVP!

Want to get more involved with supporting your coworkers? Get appointed to a 1549 committee by filling out this form for yourself or someone you'd like to appoint: PDF icon committee_appointment_request_form.pdf

Turn in the form to [email protected]

We are receiving questions on how to proceed with the current air quality problem in the City when it affects you at the worksite. We are working with DC 37 in drafting some guidelines and will update you on this matter. Please keep yourself and your family safe, wear masks, hydrate and limit your activities outdoors.  

OLR has informed DC 37 of the following changes to the Contract Pay Dates schedule:

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 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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