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Ballots will be mailed by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) to your home address that is on file at the DC37 Headquarters on ThursdayMay 11, 2017.  If you have not received your ballot by Wednesday, May 17,  2017, you must call AAA at 1-800-529-5218 to request a ballot. Ballots must be returned to AAA no later than 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday May 31, 2017. The ballots will be counted at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, and the results will be posted on the Local's web site that afternoon.  All Inquiries about the ballot must be address to AAA. Read more >>>

Due to a tentatiave agreement that the state bargaining committee and the Office of Court Administration (OCA) has agreed to, the following city members lunch time meetings will be re-scheduled:    May 2, 2017 - 265 East 161st Street, 198 East 161st Street , 215 East 161st Street and 900 Sheridan Avenue;   May 3, 2017 - 162-24 Jamaica Avenue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 All state members lunch meeting will stay the same.

After numerous of bargaining sessions, your bargaining  committee has shook hands with the Office of Court Administration (OCA).  Below you will find highlights of the agreement. There will be a special state members only general membership meeting on May 4, 2017, at 125 Barclay Street at 6:00 p.m. in Rooms 1 and 2, to discuss the agreement in full details. You will be receiving a meeting notice in the mail soon.  If you have any questions, please have them ready for the May 4th meeting. Please bring your state employee I.D. to this meeting. Read more >>>

Court Reporters May 18th chapter meeting has been changed to June 15, 2017.  Please mark you calendar.   

At the budget hearing in Albany on January 30, 2017 New York State's Chief Administrative Judge Marks stated that the courts has been reduced by 2,000 employees since 2013 and that the courts will be hiring 200 employees throughout the entire state of New York, now that doesn't add up.  Honorable Judge Marks also stated that hiring practices over the last few years has brought the number of vacancies to 1,500 positions less than what the staffing was in 2013. Assemblyman Graf is asking you to write a personal letter, email and call your State Assembly Office and your State Senator Office to express the lack of personnel staff in the courts.  It's time to write that letter, it's time to let them know how hard you have been working for the Unified Court System, it's time to let them know about the backlog, it's time  Read more >>>

If your total combined prescription drug co-payment is greater than $50.00, Local 1070 State members or retirees will be eligible to receive a reimbursement for the calendar year 2016. You may receive up to a maximum of $150.00 reimbursement per family.  For example, if your Explanation of  Benefits (EOB) states that you paid $200.00 for the year 2016 in drug co-payments, you will receive a reimbursement for $150.00. Please complete the attached application form and mail it along with your EOB statement to DC37 Health and Security, 125 Barclay Street, Room 300, NY NY 10007. No application will be process without the attached Explanation of Benefits (EOB) statement. Read more >>>

SISTERS AND BROTHERS:

IN PREPARATION FOR THE CITY AND STATE BARGAINING, THE LOCAL IS ASKING THE MEMBERS (YOU) TO PLEASE BE HANDS ON WITH ANY SUGGESTIONS AND OR DEMANDS YOU MAY HAVE IN REFERENCE TO YOUR CONTRACT.

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