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The DC 37 Education Fund has partnered with the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) to expand higher educational opportunities to develop the next generation of union leaders. The Education Fund will cover tuition for four courses (up to 16 credits where applicable) in certificate and degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, excluding books and a one-time application fee required by CUNY. Eligible members may opt to participate in one of the following tracks:

WorkWell NYC is excited to announce the 2023 Art is Life exhibit  “We Are NYC”. For this year’s Art is Life exhibit, City employees are invited to share artwork that celebrates and reflects on the diversity and complexity of New York City.

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

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.

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.

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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