President's Report - March 2022

Date: March 15, 2022 --  See This Report For:

  •   On Feb. 11, the City issued termination notices to 1000 City workers due to lack of compliance with vaccine mandate. List included 4 Local 154 members. Another group of 500 workers in the same situation is expected to receive notice in March. 
  • *City has deployed outreach teams, including Local 154 members, to help homeless population in subway system. Union has met with DOHMH to discuss situation. 
  • DC 37 asks Mayor to negotiate Remote Work Policy. Union supports remote work bills S5536/A457 in Albany. 
  • Current Tests in DCAS Calendar:  Associate Human Rights Specialist & Public Record Aide 
  • Judge Frank rules that Medicare Advantage + can be implemented, and that the Senior Care plan should be offered to retirees free of charge. The City is filing appeals, and not implementing Medicare Advantage + due to the impact of the ruling.
  • Mayor Adams orders City Agencies to issue a plan to eliminate the gap (PEG), including budget cuts of 3% but he did not include layoffs. 
  • *Updated .20% RIP, Annuity and Longevity payments (Pages 4)
  •  Wage and Retro Payment issued in January 2022 at School Construction Authority (SCA) 
  • *Union requested DCAS to include the following tests for Local 154 Titles, in the 2022-23 Exam Calendar: Public Records Aide TC 60215; Public Records Officer TC 60216; Associate Public Records Officer TC 60217; Special Consultant TC 51001; Administrative Claim Examiner TC 10044.