Union Secretary-Treasurer Juan Ortiz went on DC 37's television show last month to talk about the struggle taking place at the New York City Housing Authority. Check it out here:
SSEU Local 371 along with DC 37 continues to work on the flu vaccination issue in the Health and Hospitals Corporation. Due to a State mandate handed down prior to the flu season being declared everyone working in the hospitals having any kind of direct contact with patients is required to have the flu shot or wear a mask in designated areas.
AFSCME President Lee Saunders released the following statement in regards to Detroit's bankruptcy proceedings:
Today, the death of Nelson Mandela marks the passing of a true warrior. President Mandela was a true fighter for justice. A man of compassion, courage, and as President Barak Obama said, ”A man for the Ages”. His story, life and legacy serves as a beacon of hope for all of us in the struggle. As Reverend Al Sharpton stated, ”we were touched personally by his life”.
The Black Heritage Committee meeting set for Thursday, Dec. 5 has been cancelled. Stay tuned for further details.
Reminder: The AFSCME Judicial Panel hearing regarding charges against Vice President of Grievances and Legal Services Lloyd Permaul will take place Thursday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. at the Millennium Hilton Hotel at 55 Church Street, in lower Manhattan. All AFSCME members are eligible to attend.
On Thursday, Dec. 5, union members and community activists will gather at Foley Square in lower Manhattan at 4 p.m. to make demands for the 99 percent, putting forth a new agenda for the city.
For more details, see here.
DC 37 Fights Back Against NYCHA Layoffs of Vital Social Services Workers on Union’s Radio Program
TUNE IN to AM 1600 WWRL for District Council 37’s “DC 37 Works for You”
on Saturdays, November 30 and December 7, from 3:00-3:30 p.m.