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.

Self-Care Tips During COVID-19


The Personal Service Unit (PSU) of DC37’s Health and Security Plan would like to offer some Self-Care Tips to use during this challenging time: 

  1. Social distancing does NOT mean emotional distancing. Continue to reach out to friends and family for support and, if you can, video chatting can help you feel an increased connection.
  2. For those working from home, try to create structure within your day to keep regular meal times, wake and bed times, and get dressed for the day (comfortable wear is fine).
  3. Reduce or place a time limit on your news consumption. Avoid watching or reading the news before bed. Instead, try to watch something light or humorous.
  4. Maintain healthy boundaries. It is ok to set limits and say “No” to others when things feel a bit unmanageable.
  5. Focus on your emotional and physical wellbeing. Try your best to eat healthy, balanced meals, exercise, or try a mindfulness exercise like meditation or deep breathing.
  6. Tap into your creative side: Write, paint, draw, cook, bake, pick up an old hobby or try a new one. Engaging in repetitive movements such as knitting, crocheting or coloring can also be effective self-soothing in moments of distress.
  7. Find something you can control. In this time of uncertainty, focusing on tasks, such as organizing a closet, drawer, shed or garage, can make you feel grounded.

The Personal Service Unit (PSU) is here to support you. To speak with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for confidential tele-counseling, please call (212) 815-1250 or (212) 815-1260. 



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Local 983 Events Calendar

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Sat May 16 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
Family Day
Tue Jun 02 @ 6:00PM -
General Membership Teleconference

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