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One hundred Court Reporters, Interpreters and clerical workers in Local 1070 wrapped up 2017 with a two-day job skills seminar at union headquarters in December.

Some 200 court employees in the office clerical title series represented by Local 1070 will get upgrades and annual salary hikes thanks to an agreement negotiated by local leaders and the state Off

DC 37 started bargaining talks with the city for a new economic agreement on Nov.


In Family Court, a parent’s battle for justice requires relief by child support, custody, protection from domestic abuse, separation or even divorce. When children are at the center of these bitter family breakdowns, New York State provides child care in the courthouse.

Public service workers across the country are losing their foothold in the middle class. So says an article in The New York Times this week that serves as a reminder of why labor unions are more needed now than ever.

The DC 37 Education Fund is currently accepting applications for the Winter 2018 cycle.

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that the city is on track to build and protect 200,000 affordable homes by 2022 — two years ahead of schedule — and is taking on a new goal of 300,000 affordable apartments by 2026.

The city has secured 77,651 affordable homes, enough for more than 200,000 New Yorkers, since de Blasio took office, according to the mayor’s office.

The city also boasts more housing for low-income New Yorkers than ever before, and more protections to keep New Yorkers in their homes.

New York State Sen. Marisol Alcantara is the co-sponsor of the Union Membership Process bill before the New York State Legislature.

The bill would require employers to process authorization cards to deduct union dues from wages and simplifies the process for a worker to join a union.

It would require employers to notify the union within 30 days after the hiring of new employees and allow a union representative to meet with them.