Health-Care Reform Upheld

The Supreme Court today upheld the health-care reform package pushed by the Obama administration. 

The Union is looking forward to working within the law to improve health-care benefits for the members. 

Vote Tuesday

There are a lot of primaries tomorrow, so get out and vote, Tuesday, June 26.

Also, the last day to register to vote in the NYS primary election is August 17. The last to register to vote in the general election is October 12.

Saunders, Reyes Win AFSCME Election

SSEU Local 371 would like to welcome the new AFSCME President Lee Saunders and Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes, who were elected today at the union's national convention in Los Angeles.

Election Decision

Today, the Delegates at the AFSCME Convention overwelmingly voted to accept the Appeals Committee report to uphold the SSEU Local 371 Officers Election. This appeal was the final stop in the protest of the election.

AFSCME Elections

The nation's largest union of state and local government workers - the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) currently holds elections for the positions of the President and the Secretary Treasurer. Results of these extremely important elections will be announced later today. Please, stay tuned!


The Assault Bill is PASSED!

The Union is pleased to announce a monumental victory. The State Assembly and State Senate have passed the Assault Bill. It now heads to the governor's desk for his signature.

Time's Running Out: Pass the Assault Bill

The State Legislative session closes June 22, so the Union is urging members to make a final push to call their representatives in the State Assembly to pass the Assault Bill, which would make assaulting social service workers a felony, bringing us in line with transit workers and traffic enforcement agents. 

Nocera: Turning Our Backs on Unions

New York Times columnist Joe Nocera had a great piece about the role of unions in America, and how society has turned its back on the main vehicle for the middle class in this country. 

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Social Service Employees Union Local 371
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