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08 Oct, 2014, 17:48 ET District Council 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts Announces Her Retirement Effective December 31, 2014

Today, DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts announced her retirement ending 60 years of service to the labor movement having served 13 of...


17 Sep, 2013, 18:10 ET DC 37 Proudly Endorses Bill de Blasio for Mayor

Today District Council 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts announced the union's support of Public Advocate Bill de Blasio...


07 Aug, 2013, 09:30 ET District Council 37, Community & Elected Leaders Demand City "Keep Immunization Clinics Open"

Union leaders, community groups and elected officials slam City's plan to close Immunization Clinics in the Bronx and Queens calling DOHMH move "a...


11 Jun, 2013, 15:49 ET DC 37 Demands Federal Investigation of City's Flawed 9-1-1 System

 District Council 37, AFSCME, Executive Director Lillian Roberts has called on the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to investigate...


29 May, 2013, 10:20 ET District Council 37 Endorses NYC Comptroller John Liu for Mayor

 On May 28, the 300-member Delegate Assembly of District Council 37, New York City's largest public employee union representing 121,000 active...


22 May, 2013, 10:18 ET DC 37, NYC Clerical-Administrative Employees Local 1549 and Council Member Peter Vallone Speak Out on Inadequate Staffing at NYC's Busy 911 Emergency Call Center

 On Wednesday, May 22 District Council 37, New York City's largest public employee union; NYC Clerical- Administrative Employees Local 1549,...


16 May, 2013, 17:45 ET Mayoral hopefuls speak at DC 37 / Community Mayoral Forum

 On Thursday, May 16, District Council 37, New York City's largest public employee union along with two New York AFSCME affiliates —...


24 May, 2012, 06:42 ET DC 37, New York's largest public employee union, endorses City Council member Charles Barron for Congress in Brooklyn's 8th C.D.

DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts calls Council member Charles Barron a leader, a champion for workers' rights and an outspoken advocate for...


23 May, 2012, 16:07 ET District Council 37, City's Largest Public Employee Union, Endorses Five Candidates For June 26 Primary

 District Council 37, the city's largest public employee union with 121,000 members and 50,000 retirees, voted overwhelmingly to endorse the...


23 Nov, 2011, 13:16 ET District Council 37 Holds Congressional Briefing on the Impact of New York City's Use of Federal Funds on Jobs & Services

A key focus of the briefing was the billions of dollars in federal funds received by NYC and the city's recent shift to private contractors...


21 Nov, 2011, 06:30 ET District Council 37 Holds Congressional Briefing to Discuss the Impact of Federal Funds on Jobs & Services

DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts hosts a forum with the NYC Congressional delegation, other elected officials, labor and community...


06 Oct, 2011, 15:37 ET DC 37 & Local 372 Hold City Hall Press Conference Oct. 7 at NOON Denouncing Imminent Layoff by NYC DOE of 700+ School Support Staff: "Save our Schools! Save our Communities!"

The following is being released today by District Council 37: What:   On Friday, Oct. 7 at noon, District Council 37 and NYC Board of...


05 Oct, 2011, 15:55 ET DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts Expresses Support for "Occupy Wall Street" Protestors in Light of 700+ Layoffs at NYC's Department of Education

"From Madison, Wisconsin to Ohio, from Florida to California and right here in New York, public workers and all workers have begun to fight back...


15 Sep, 2011, 17:17 ET DC 37 Urges Governor Cuomo to Sign Bill Restoring NYC OTB Retirees' Health Insurance

The state Assembly and Senate passed a bill to restore NYC OTB retirees' health insurance; The union is pressing Governor Cuomo to sign the bill...


27 Jun, 2011, 17:06 ET Statement by DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts on the Mayor's Budget

The following is being released today by District Council 37: While we are still analyzing the details of the budget, it is clear that the...


14 Jun, 2011, 07:00 ET District Council 37 to Hold Massive June 14 Fightback Rally at City Hall to Say: "No Layoffs, Contracting Out and Service Cutbacks in Our Communities!"

The following is being released by District Council 37: What: On June 14, District Council 37, the city's largest public employee union, will be...


13 Jun, 2011, 11:20 ET DC 37 Report Cites Millions in NYC Uncollected Revenue That Could Eliminate Need for Service Cuts and Layoffs

Testimony by fiscal policy experts, elected officials, labor and community advocates at recent DC 37 hearing form basis for findings....


13 Jun, 2011, 09:29 ET District Council 37 to Hold Massive June 14 Fightback Rally at City Hall to Say: "No Layoffs, Contracting Out and Service Cutbacks in Our Communities!"

The following is being released by District Council 37: What:  On June 14, District Council 37, the city's largest public employee union,...


04 May, 2011, 13:40 ET Disabled Department of Finance Staff Targeted for Layoff File Lawsuit in New York Supreme Court Charging Violation of City's Human Rights Law

District Council 37, which represents workers, says DOF layoffs disproportionately impact the disabled On Monday, May, 2, 2011, 37 employees of...


26 Apr, 2011, 07:30 ET District Council 37 Hearing Examines Mayor Bloomberg's Failure to Collect Revenue Needed to Maintain City Services

Mayor Bloomberg claims that the city budget deficit demands massive cuts in city services. Yet DC 37 has identified millions of dollars in...


31 Mar, 2011, 14:57 ET District Council 37, Parks Advocates, Elected Officials Blast Cutbacks at NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation

Union leaders, community groups and elected officials slam City plan to convert full-time Parks workers into part-time, seasonals, close public...


31 Mar, 2011, 06:00 ET District Council 37 Press Advisory

The following is being released today by District Council 37: What:  District Council 37, its locals representing more than 1,500 NYC Parks...


11 Mar, 2011, 14:39 ET AFSCME NYC Stands with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer to Protect Public Child Care and Working Families

Urges the City Council to fight against Mayor Bloomberg's plan to cut 16,500 children from Day Care AFSCME District Council 1707, District...


01 Mar, 2011, 10:34 ET Public and Non-Profit Employees Fight for a Better New York for All

The following is being released today by District Council 37: Nearly 2,000 members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal...


25 Feb, 2011, 07:00 ET District Council 37 Hearing to Examine Mayor Bloomberg's Budget Proposals

The following was released today by District Council 37: From Wisconsin to New York, elected officials are attempting to balance budgets on the...