Welcome to Local 983

President Joe Puleo

Telephone Number 212-815-1983
Fax Number 212-815-1727

Brothers and Sisters, Welcome to Local 983's new website!

On our site, you can download forms, contracts and get benefit information, you can look up contact information for union representatives including shop stewards; you can read the latest media covering the hard work of our members and union issues at In The News: To find out what we do and who we represent click on About Us.

You can also learn about up coming meetings on our Calendar page. We’ll also be putting up photos of Union events, both celebrations and struggles in our Events page.

So please go up to the site's navigational bar on top and click away.

We hope the sisters and brothers of our local, as well as visitors interested in who we are and what we do, will find the site both useful and informative. We have tried to make it easy for our members to find your benefit information and forms.

If you ever have any questions or need assistance, feel free to contact the union office. Our number is 212- 815-1983.

Bachelor's Degree Program


Working people deserve and value what they've fought for: higher pay, better working conditions, more vacation and sick leave, affordable health care, a voice on the job and countless other advantages.

Education is now one of the most valuable benefits a member can receive, which is why AFSCME is excited to offer an online, low-cost bachelor’s degree completion program for you and your family. It will cost just a fraction of what you’d pay without your union membership and will work with your busy schedule.


AFSCME is partnering with Ohio’s Central State University, a regionally accredited, public land-grant university established in 1887. Members, retirees and their eligible family members can complete an online bachelor’s degree at a huge discount. Rates will vary depending on the level of federal or employer grants a student qualifies for and may even be completely free, but they won’t be more than $190 per credit hour, which is only a third of the national average.*

Visit bachelorsdegree.afscme.org to get more information on eligibility, how to apply for aid and more.

Classes begin March 9, so apply now and take advantage of the union difference.


In solidarity,

Genevieve Marcus

*The student's final out of pocket cost is based on CSU’s current tuition and fee schedule. In the event of a future tuition and/or fee rate change, advance notice will be provided.


District Council 37 : DC 37

District Council 37

Protect Your Rights And Benefits! We want you to be part of New York City’s largest public employee union, with 125,000 members and 50,000 retirees.


Local 983 Events Calendar

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Tue Mar 03 @ 5:00PM - 06:00PM
Executive Board Meeting
Tue Mar 03 @ 6:00PM -
Shop Steward Meering
Fri Mar 13 @ 8:30AM - 01:00PM
Play Fair Rally
Mon Apr 06 @ 5:00PM - 06:00PM
Executive Board Meeting
Mon Apr 06 @ 6:00PM -
General Membership Meeting

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