Please take advantage of these union events and programs scheduled from now to mid-November.
VOTING DEADLINES: Election Day is Nov. 3. Out of an abundance of caution during this COVID-19 pandemic, DC 37 urges you to vote by mail-in ballot. Click here for the full list of union-endorsed candidates: https://bit.ly/34mZjZS
GOTV PHONE BANK with AFSCME PRESIDENT LEE SAUNDERS OCT. 24
MELS FAMILY LAW WEBINAR OCT. 28, 5:30 to 7 pm
MSK DIRECT WEBINAR OCT. 28, 7PM
DC 37 EDUCATION FUND
FREE SOCIAL WORKER WORKSHOPS FOR LOCAL 768 MEMBERS
The District Council 37 Education Fund in conjunction with the National Association of Social Workers, New York City Chapter plans to host three (3) continuing education workshops during the month of December for eligible Local 768 licensed Social Workers:
CFT: Compassion-Focused Therapy (3 (CEU’s): Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Exposure Therapy 101: Cultivating Courage, Helping Our Clients & Ourselves Face Our Fears (3 CEU’s): Saturday, Dec. 12, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Fostering Calm, Coping and Resiliency in the Pandemic Storm (3 CEU’s): Thursday, Dec. 17, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
All workshops will be held online. If you are interested in attending any of these workshops, please enter the following link into your web browser and complete the online application: www.dc37edfund.org/socialworkdec2020
DC 37 EDUCATION FUND CUNY OPEN HOUSE NOV. 12
The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) is hosting a Virtual Open House for DC 37 members on Thursday, Nov. 12, 6 to 7pm. CUNY has a wide selection of offerings and credit-bearing courses and degree programs. Affordable tuition, scholarships and advisement are a few reasons many DC 37 members have taken advantage of these programs. To register, please RSVP to: http://bit.ly/dc37SLU
YOU CAN GET YOUR HS EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA. LET DC 37’s ED FUND HELP
Do you need your High School Equivalency Diploma? You may be eligible for the TASC test waiver in effect through June 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The test for the High School Equivalency Diploma is now called the TASC Test. The TASC, Test Assessing Secondary Completion, replaces the GED exam. If you took and passed at least three subtests on the TASC and/or the GED exam, and/or Regents credits, you are in luck! You may qualify for the COVID-19 TASC test waiver in effect through June 30, 2021.
OPT IN to H+H OT PAY LAWSUIT
DC37 and outside counsel are representing union members in an action against New York City Health + Hospitals (H+H ) regarding their violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The lawsuit alleges that H+H is not including additions to gross (longevities, differentials, etc.) in the base hourly rate when calculating the time and one-half overtime pay rate.
All dues-paying DC37 members who are in an FLSA covered title at H+H and worked over 40 hours in any week since July 2016 should opt-in. Forms were mailed in early September. If you did not receive the forms, and are a dues-paying DC 37 member that worked in a covered title, please contact outside counsel at 516-570-4343 to request forms.
The lawsuit is at its early stages and there is no guarantee of success. Each plaintiff must submit an opt-in form by Nov. 9.