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Presidents Message

From Your Executive VP

From Our Treasurer

ECEC’s: Unique and Essential

Respiratory Therapists Alleviate Staffing Crunch

Sanitarian Assault Bill Signed

What Is The Role Of Our Union?

Membership Briefed On DSRIP

Cornell Labor Studies Graduates

Contract Enforcement is Everyone’s Responsibility

Challenging A Performance Evaluation

Career Training Tops Union Survey

Why Become A Steward?

From our last General Membership Meeting:

AFSCME imposes dues increase of 80 cents per month (about 37 cents per bi-weekly check). Click here for the letter authorizing the increass:  AFSCME Dues Increase

The union is taking steps to organize around cutting down student loan debt.

For the latest click here Student Debt

Pay  Orders

Under our collective  bargaining agreement (the 2010-2017 Memorandum of Agreement), our pay increased by 2.5 % effective September 3, 2015. Here are the pay orders for 9-3-15 Pay Orders – Health Services and 9-3-15 Pay Orders – Social Services. Check your pay stub or contact a Union Representative to make sure your pay is correct.

Read the latest from our Executive Director, Henry Garrido, here.

DC 37 to offer workshop on Student Debt — Click here for the flyer Student Debt Workshops FINAL

New Team Ready to Work for Our Members

EB Portrait

With the Local 7 68 election completed after the final runoff resulted in the election of Charlton Smith as 2nd VP and Lorraine Bailey to the Executive Board, we are a unified team ready to get to work and serve the health care workers we represent.

Health Services Signed Contract March 3, 2008 to March 2, 201

Read the new Health Services Contract here.

At our last meeting on June 18, the Election Committee gave its report on the runoff election. Charlton Smith was declared elected as 2nd Vice President, with Lorraine Bailey declared elected for the remaining contested seat on the Executive Board.

Your full team is now in place, including Fitz Reid as President, Anthony Scruggs as Executive Vice President, Michele Wilson as First Vice President, Charlton Smith as 2nd Vice President, Adama Paddyfoote as Treasurer, and the following as at-large members of the Executive Board: Albert Leung, Lorraine Bailey, and Benita Joseph.

Brother Reid discussed income inequality: union gains are still negative because of the increasing cost of living. The one percent of the one percent continue to profit from massive gains, while the middle class is being eroded.

Bailey and Abraham sworn in
Brother William Abraham is sworn in as Sergeant-at-Arms, and Sister Lorraine Bailey is sworn in as an Executive Board Member.

New EB Full Meeting
The first working meeting of your new Executive Board was held immediately upon the conclusion of the General Membership Meeting on June 18th.


Brother Anthony Scruggs, our new Executive Vice President, discussed service and his determination to move the union to greater heights.

After the meeting, Brother Reid addressed members concerns informally.

Here are the new Pay Orders for our titles, as per the new contract: 2010-2017 Memorandum of Agreement; Social Services Pay Order 2011-2014; Blue Collar (Supervisory) Pay Order 2011-2014; Health Services Pay Order 2011-2014; Blue Collar (Non-Supervisory) Pay Order 2011-2014

Video Updates from Our Meetings

Brothers and Sisters,

As you know, the membership of our Local and DC 37 has approved the 2010-2017 contract agreement by a very large majority.

Here is the complete agreement, for your review and your reference: DC37MemorandumOfAgreement2010to2017.

Here is the schedule for your retroactive back pay: Pay Dates for Rate and Retroactive Monies. The checks are going out in October.

Here are the pay orders for our various bargaining units: Pay Orders Blue Collar, Pay Orders Health Services, Pay Orders Social Services.

Here is the City’s memo which describes how the lump sum is to be paid out: OLR Interpretive Memorandum No 102 (8-26-14).

Here are Examples of Salaries and Back Pay showing the back wages which would be paid under this proposed agreement and the raises going forward.


Fitz Reid President Local 768 DC 37 AFSCME AFL-CIO

Health Services Local 768 is New York City’s third-largest Union of health care workers. Our approximately 4,000 members work primarily for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, and the Offices of the five New York City District Attorneys. We bring a better quality of life to the 8.4 million New Yorkers and to the millions of other commuters who are here on a regular basis. We also are ready to serve the estimated 50 million tourists who come to New York each year.

Local 768 DC 37 is headquartered at District Council 37, which is located at 125 Barclay Street in lower Manhattan. We’re at room 768, and reachable via telephone at 212-815-1000.  You can e-mail President Reid at: president@local768.org