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.

More than 100 union activists and healthcare advocates joined NYC Council Member Julie Menin and other elected officials to rally in support of the Healthcare Accountability and Consumer Protection Act.

The Dec. 7 rally at City Hall is part of an ongoing campaign to reduce health care and hospital costs for working families by the Coalition for Affordable Hospitals, of which DC 37 plays a significant role.

District Council 37 is New York City’s largest municipal employee union, serving more than 150,000 active members and 89,000 retirees. Our members are New Yorkers who are proud to serve this great city. We do not take healthcare lightly. DC 37 is very proud to provide premium-free healthcare benefits to our members, retirees and their beneficiaries for life.

Did you know that New York state's union members may be eligible for the paid family leave program? The program covers child bonding, family caregiving, military exigency, and more. Check out today for more information and see how you qualify!

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