AFSCME supports a proposal in Congress to ease the financial burden on child care professionals who provide meals and snacks.

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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.

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