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.



Tuition Reimbursement: As DC 37 resumes its Tuition Reimbursement program, we thank you for bearing with us as we streamline the application process. There may be longer than usual processing time required. Thank you for your patience. Members should continue to mail in their completed reimbursement applications and supporting documents to:

DC 37 Education Fund

Attn: Tuition Refund

75 Broad Street, Suite 2204

New York, NY 10004


CUNY Counseling is here for you! While much has changed, Worker Education at the CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies (SLU) helps you reach your career and academic goals. CUNY-SLU's experienced advisors are available for one-on-one phone sessions on: Academic requirements for specific jobs; Choosing a CUNY campus and major; Applying to and financing a CUNY degree; Certificate and non-credit options at CUNY, and Transferring previous credits, and more.

Each session is free and catered to your specific goals and needs. Schedule your CUNY advisement session at: CUNYDays.eventbrite.com.


Digital Badges: The DC 37 Ed Fund uses digital badges for authentication and credentials. A digital badge validates an earned skill so members can connect to promotions and job opportunities. To learn more, please click here.


Basic Education Courses: English as a Second Language will be offered online in conjunction with Queens College. Registration is open for ESL Reading & Writing; ESL Listening & Speaking, and English for Success. Each course is 15 sessions starting May 27 through mid-July, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Register online.


Workforce Development for Professional Engineers and Registered Architects: Online Professional Development Hours, Webinars for Professional Engineers and Registered Architects will be offered in May and July. Register online.


Labor Education: Due to the coronavirus pandemic the following Spring courses have been postponed until further notice:

Conflict Resolution

Advanced Grievances

General Shop Steward- Thursdays  

Public Speaking, Saturdays General Shop Steward.

Applications are still being accepted online and as soon as Fall course registration is available, all applicants registered for Spring will be automatically invited to the next offering.



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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