Local 983 Newsletter - Spring 2019
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By DIANE S. WILLIAMS
Sisters and brothers in today’s labor movement are invited to lean in at a special International Women’s Month event presented by the DC 37 Women’s Committee as Local 420 President Carmen Charles hosts an evening of conversation with Hazel Dukes, president of the NAACP NY Conference, on Friday, March 15 at union headquarters from 6 to 8 p.m.
Ms. Dukes blazed trails in New York suburbs fighting poverty, housing discrimination and racial bias. She cracked the glass ceiling as the first woman president of a statewide chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and was the first black woman to head NYC OTB. Ms. Dukes is a longtime ally and advocate on issues important to DC 37 and labor unions.
Unabashed and unapologetic, Hazel Dukes is a vibrant octogenarian who continues to fight for access to better education, quality health care and vital public services for all New Yorkers.
Yesterday, over 150 advocates joined the Play Fair Coalition on the Steps of City Hall to ask the Mayor and City Council to commit $100M in additional expense funding to the City budget for parks.
City parks make up 14% of NYC’s land, but last year the agency only received 0.59% of the total City budget. This disparity in the City budget for NYC Parks has existed for over a decade. It is incredibly challenging for NYC Parks to staff, maintain, and secure our parks with this level of funding. Increasing NYC Parks’ budget by $100M (only 0.1% of the proposed City budget) will accomplish so much and impact the lives of millions of New Yorkers.
Yesterday’s rally was a successful start to the Play Fair campaign. Now, we need you to help us reach your elected officials with this message. Join us in asking City Hall to increase the Parks Department’s expense budget by $100M in FY20 and direct that funding to support much needed maintenance and operations needs citywide.
11 am to 2 pm
District Council 37
125 Barclay St
New York, NY 10007
The DC 37 Citizenship Committee, City Council Member Margaret Chin and CUNY Citizenship Now invite you to attend an event for FREE Citizenship Application Assistance
at DC 37 union headquarters at 125 Barclay Street, in Manhattan, on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m.
Members and the community must call 646-664-9400 to get an appointment and to be prescreened. Experienced Lawyers and immigration professionals will assist you with your application.
You must meet the following requirements:
What to bring:
Please note: Although this counseling session is free, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services requires a $725 fee in order to file for citizenship. Call 646-664-9400 to see if you qualify for a fee waiver, and please do not bring any form of payment to the counseling session.
This article is posted on the DC 37 Blog an online publication of District Council 37, AFSCME, which represents 121,000 public service workers in New York City and the surrounding areas.