Local 375 Proposed Amended Constitution

Dear members,

A committee of seven (7) local presidents worked with the Administratorship to improve the Local 375 Constitution. The primary purpose of these changes is to revise or remove conflicting provisions in the current constitution, revise or remove unenforceable provisions in the current constitution and to streamline governance. You the membership will decide if the amended constitution makes sense and allows Local 375 to move forward. A constitutionally required set of meetings and an opportunity for all members to vote on the amended constitution has been scheduled. Both meetings are at DC 37; 125 Barclay St. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, May 30th from 9-11 am in Room #9. This meeting is specifically scheduled to accommodate members that work 2nd shift. It will include a reading of the amendments and an opportunity to vote on them. The second meeting will also be on May 30th from 5-9 pm in Rooms #2,3 & 4. Voting will begin at 5 pm, the reading of the amendments will begin at 6 pm. Ballots from both meetings will be combined to determine an outcome.

Click here for a red-line version of the proposed amended constitution.

Message from the Administration

Dear members,

In the next few weeks you will be able to actively participate in the future of Local 375. AFSCME’s 43rd International Convention will be held July 16-20, 2018 in Boston, MA. Local 375 will be sending ten (10) delegates to participate. Nominations for those delegates will take place on Thursday, May 17th at 6 pm in Room #1 at DC 37. If there are more nominees that positions, AAA will administer a mail ballot election to determine the delegates. Please take this opportunity to help determine who will best represent your interests at the convention.

Additionally, a committee of seven chapter presidents has been working with the Administratorship to amend the Local 375 Constitution. The primary purposes of these amendments are to revise or remove conflicting provisions in the current constitution, revise or remove unenforceable provisions in the current constitution and to streamline governance.

The adoption process will be as follows. All meetings will be held at DC 37; 125 Barclay St., New York City. The daytime meetings are scheduled specifically to accommodate 2nd and/or 3rd shift members.

FIRST READING
These meetings will introduce the amendments and allow questions and discussion. Copies of the amendments will be available.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 6-8 pm, Room 664-669 (Local 372 Meeting Room)
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 10 am-12 pm, Room #9

SECOND READING/VOTE
These meetings will include a second reading of the amendments, an opportunity for questions and discussion and a membership vote. Ballots will be combined from the two meetings to determine ratification. Copies of the amendments will be available.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 9-11 am, Room #9
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 5-9 pm, Room #2,3,4

Please Attend DC 37 Town Halls Scheduled for May

The union is under attack. Our collective future is at stake.
As the nation waits for the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Janus v. AFSCME District Council 31, DC 37 and you — the members — have many questions about the future of your union after the ruling by the court, which could go against us. Read more...

Local 375 – A member driven organization – Democracy, Power, Transparency

The delegates to international conventions have called on every local, council and affiliated union to examine their structure and process to ensure that they are working in the most efficient and modern way. Because of that examination, Local 375 is undergoing a restructuring at the request of the membership. Several chapter executive boards have petitioned the international union to request a new autonomous local union be chartered to best represent their membership and build power at the workplace and at the bargaining table. This request has been echoed and reaffirmed by these chapter memberships through hundreds of cards being signed by its members across their chapters and by participation and voting at their chapter meetings. In the end, these members want a union that best represents their collective interests.

 While some chapters of local 375 have elected to petition for an autonomous union, others have elected to remain within local 375. All of these wishes are being met. Based on overwhelming membership requests, five new local unions have been chartered and are expected to be free-standing, autonomous locals by the end of April 2018, remaining affiliated with AFSCME District Council 37.

Local 375 continues to exist. Those chapters remaining will form the new Local 375. The Administratorship will continue to work with local 375 members to build a powerful union in the workplace and at the bargaining table.

JOSEPH E. COLLINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IS OPEN

The scholarship is open to high school seniors whose parent or legal guardian is an active member of the Civil Service Technical Guild, Local 375. To be eligible, the student must be graduating from high school in June of 2018 and planning to enter college or university in the fall. Please click here to Download the application or Contact the Guild office at: 212-815-1375.

Applications must be postmarked by: MAY 4th, 2018.

Local 375 WOC Celebrating Women's History Month

Local 375 WOC Celebrating Women's History Month on Mondaly, March 26, 2018 @ 6 PM. (Please click here for flyer)

Members participated at Working People’s Day of Action in NYC

Civil Service Technical Guild - Local 375, DC 37, AFSCME, AFL-CIO members joined thousands to support unions at the Working People’s Day of Action in NYC on Saturday, February 24, 2018. (please click here for photos)

DC 37 WC: First Annual 'Women's Forum'

In celebration of International Women's Day, the DC 37 Women's Committee (WC) presents its First Annual "Women's Forum." (Please click here for flyer)

WORKING PEOPLE'S DAY OF A ACTION

ON FEBRUARY 24, join thousands of working people and our allies and stand up for our freedom to come together in strong unions and fight (please click here for flyer). Fight for equitable pay. Fight for affordable health care, quality schools, vibrant communities and a secure future for all of us. Demand an end to a system that's rigged against working people.

RSVP that you will be there at Foley Square - 11 AM - Feb. 24

The Facts About the Janus Case

A U.S. Supreme Court case called Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 threatens our union and all working families. This case, which will come before the Supreme Court in February, represents a huge threat to our union. As a local leader, you are critical to how we defend and protect our union, our members and public services in the face of this threat. (Please click here for full story)

What's At Stake

A warning on infrastructure. President Trump plans to release his infrastructure plan soon, and it could very well make our nation’s fragile infrastructure even worse. Between privatization, outsourcing, and the likelihood of costs being shifted to strapped state budgets, there could be even less money available for making our road and bridges more safe and secure — and less accountability for the use of public funds for these projects.

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