President's Report Nov. 2020 & Early Retirement Bill

This Report includes:

  • *Reopening a safe workplace
  • *City Budget & No Lay-Off agreement
  • *Early Retirement Bills in State Legislature - New Bill S9041/A11089
  • *Delta Dental – New Dental Network for DC37 members
  • *Social Services .20% addition to gross update
  • *Clerical Unit .20% addition to the gross update
  • *DC37 Constitution Amendments
  • *Local 154 Exec. Board’s resolution on Black Lives Matter

The pandemic has led many of us to take stock of our lives and our goals.

More Americans approve of labor unions today than at any time since 1965, according to annual Gallup poll

Workers Memorial Day 2021 arrives at a moment of the greatest urgency, when the front lines of the war against

  1. Highlights

          Contracts Update

                      - Economic Bargaining / Health Care Savings

                      - Transit Settlement on Additions to the Gross

           Janus v. AFSCME in Supreme Court

           Civil Service Examinations

                                June 2021 Report Highlights

  • * Returning to the Office / Opening a safe workplace / COVID 19 Vaccination/Mask Usage (Pages 4, 5)
  •  *Update: 2021 Early Retirement Bills in State Legislature – Updated 6/30/21 (page 6)
  • *Updated .20% RIP, Annuity and Longevity payments
  • Bargaining with School Construction Authority (SCA) (page 7)

In May 2021's report:

  • Safe Reopening
  • Update on Early Retirement Incentive (latest on June 10, 2021)
  • Update on Unit Contract - Longevities, RIPs, Annuities

Workers in health care and social service industries are a big step closer to having safer workplaces.

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R.1195) by a bipartisan vote of 254 to 166. The bill requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a standard to prevent workplace violence in health care and social service assistance settings.

On this National Library Workers Day, AFSCME library workers deserve to be recognized for the value they bring to our diverse communities and the vital services they provide anyone who asks for help.

Managing the Return to the Office in the Age of COVID-19, revised March 15, 2021 


  •                    PRESIDENT’S REPORT
  •                        March 31, 2021
  •                    See This Report For:
  • * Reopening a safe workplace / COVID 19 Vaccination
  • * Governor Cuomo grants public and private sector workers excused time for the                COVID19 vaccine.  
  • *Layoffs off the table until June 2022
  • *Update: 2021 Early Retirement Bills in State