Coverage of Charles Ensley Scholarship

The Union's effort to create a scholarship in the name of former President Charles Ensley is getting more attention. Check out this article here

Using City Surplus for Union Contracts

Mayor Bill de Blasio has indicated that the City should use its surplus for contracts with City unions. 

Meeting with FSU, Feb. 5

The Union will meet with administration officials at FSU on Feb. 5 to discuss issues revolving around case loads, policy changes and new initiatives. Location delegates will be notified in regards to the meeting. 


AFSCME Finds Permaul Guilty of Seven Charges

The AFSCME Judicial Panel announced Jan. 22 that Vice President of Grievances and Legal Services Lloyd Permaul was guilty of the seven charges filed against him. Mr. Permaul, who has been suspended since Sept. 12, 2013, was found guilty of falsifying time sheets, submitting falsified documents and not adhering to SSEU Local 371 Executive Committee policies. 

Labor Relations Classes This Spring

The Murphy Center at CUNY and Cornell University's School for Industrial and Labor Relations have a few more spots open for four spring classes. Details on the classes and how to register are below: 

Issues in Labor Organizing- Thursdays 6:00-9:20 (Instructor: Maria Figueroa) Location: Cornell ILR

Union VP Speaks to NY1

Union Vice President for Research and Negotiations spoke to Courtney Gross of NY1 about the latest tragedy at ACS. Below is the article published at '' :

Free Courses at Silberman School of Social Work

Our good friends at the Latino Leadership Institute sent us information about some exciting new courses at the CUNY Silberman School of Social Work. Check it out: 

What: FREE 5 Week Public Policy Course

When: Saturday, 10 am to 12 pm

Where: CUNY Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 Third Ave.

CASA/Lombardi Update

As members know, workers in the CASA and Lombardi programs are dealing with the state’s plan to outsource elderly homecare to private companies, and the Union continues to be successful in ensuring that this doesn’t result in layoffs.

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