Protect Your Prescription Drug Benefits

Despite efforts to contain costs, sharply rising prescription drug prices continue to challenge the DC 37 Welfare Fund’s efforts to maintain the current level of benefits. Facing a projected $55 million-dollar budget gap in the Welfare Fund, and understanding that more money was urgently needed, Union leadership met with City representatives to find a solution.

In January, 2017, the Union and the City reached a tentative agreement to extend the 2010-2017 Economic Agreement by two (2) months and twenty-three (23) days. If the tentative agreement is ratified, the City will increase its contribution to the Welfare Fund by an additional $200 every year on behalf of each member and retiree. This additional contribution will be pro-rated for part-time employees.

This agreement MUST be ratified by the membership. The American Arbitration Association (AAA), an independent monitor, is conducting the ratification vote. Ballots will be mailed out by February 17th and are due back by March 10th.

Members who have not received a ballot by February 23, 2017 may request a duplicate ballot by calling the American Arbitration Association (AAA) at 1-800-529-5218 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays (Monday through Friday).

If the agreement is rejected, the Welfare Fund will likely need to make significant reductions to your current benefit level.

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Runoff election results for AFSCME Local 375 Chapters 11 and 25

The runoff election results from January 17, 2017 for Chapters 11 and 25 are final and posted below. Please click on the link to see the results.
Chapter 11 - DDC - Infrastructure
Chapter 25 - NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA)

2016 Chapter Election Results

Below are the Local 375 Chapter election results from Saturday December 17, 2016 provided by the American Arbitration Association. To view a chapter's results, click the link for that chapter. If a run off is noted and necessary, the date for that runoff will be established later this week.
Chapter 2 - Transit Authority (TA)
Chapter 4 - Department of Design & Construction - Structures - (DDC)
Chapter 5 - School Construction Authority (SCA)
Chapter 7 - Department of ParksParks and Recreation

AFSCME Local 375 Administratorship Appeal Response Letter

Dear Brothers Troman and Feder and Sister Moriates:

This is to advise you that on December 16, 2016, the International Executive Board considered your appeal of the administratorship placed over AFSCME Local 375. Each of the International Vice Presidents was given a complete copy of the materials you submitted for their review. Please click here for full letter

Excused absence for Breast and Prostate Cancer screenings

City of New York employees will now be entitled to excused leave to undertake a screening for breast or prostate cancer.

Effective July 21, 2016, employees of the City of New York are entitled to take an excused absence for prostate cancer screenings. Chapter 96 of the Laws of 2016 was enacted on July 21, 2016, amending Civil Service Law § 159-c to include New York City's employees among public employees entitled to take excused leave for prostate cancer screenings.

Effective September 25, 2016, New York City employees will be entitled to take an excused absence for breast cancer screenings. On June 12, 2016, Chapter 74 of the Laws of 2016 was enacted, amending Civil Service Law §159-b to include employees of the City of New York among public employees who are entitled to receive excused leave for breast cancer screenings. Please click here for full information

Professional Development Hours Workshops for Engineers and Registered Architects

Scheduled seminars throughout the D.C. 37 Education Fund provide licensed Professional Engineers and Registered Architects the opportunity to earn Professional Development Hours for license renewal. Engineers are required to have a minimum of 36 development hours as part of the renewal process; 18 of which must be in an interactive classroom setting. These seminars are open to licensed engineers and architects only. (Application form)

Judicial Panel Decision on the Local 375 Administratorship

On August 29, 2016, International President Lee Saunders placed Civil Service Technical Guild, Local 375, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, under an administratorship pursuant to Article IX, Section 37 of the AFSCME International Constitution. ...The matter was referred to the Judicial Panel for hearing pursuant to Article IX, Sections 39 and 40 of the International Constitution.

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DECISION

Based upon the above findings, it is the decision of this administratorship hearing board that President Saunders acted appropriately when he imposed an emergency administratorship upon Civil Service Technical Guild, Local 375, AFSCME, AFL-CIO.

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AFSCME Local 375 Stipend Policy

 

AFSCME Local 375
Stipend Policy
Policy Revision Date- September 21, 2016

 
Effective immediately, NY Local 375 delegates must be present at the beginning of the meeting and remain through the business portion of the meeting to receive the $40 stipend. Delegates are required to sign in before and at the end of each meeting. Beginning with the October 2016 delegates meeting, stipends will be paid by the Local directly to the delegates on a quarterly basis.

Effective January 1, 2017, the stipend for the Local 375 delegate meeting will be reduced to $20 per meeting. In lieu of a stipend, delegates may be reimbursed for actual parking expenses to attend the delegate meeting up to $40 for each meeting. A completed Reimbursement Voucher Form with the original parking receipt attached must be turned in to the Local 375 office no later than the last day of the next month following the meeting. Any delegate who receives the reimbursement for parking will not receive the $20 meeting stipend.

Stipends for all ad hoc and standing committee meeting attendance are suspended. The local may provide a meal or refreshments on a case by case basis. Requests for either should be made by the committee chair to the administrator.

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