Local 1549 - NYC Clerical Administrative Employees


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 On Saturday, February 3, 2018, Local 1549 will conduct its annual Advocacy & Political Action Training. Read more >>>

 Local 1549's "Members in the Know" Newsletter, September 2017, is now available online.  

To view the newsletter follow the resource link below.

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In this thoughtful article, Local 1549 2nd Vice President Ralph Palladino reflects on recent hate-filled events in this country, and explains why he chose to 'march against hate' on this year's Labor Day. Read more >>>

 Join Local 1549 and DC37 in celebrating the opening of Latino Heritage Month with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at DC37 headquarters, 125 Barclay St., NY, NY.

Labor Day Parade - Sat. Sept. 9, 2017

 Join Local 1549 and DC37 leaders and members at the 2017 Labor Day Parade on Sat., Sept. 9, 2017.  DC37 members will assemble ar 8:30 a.m., at W. 44 St., betw. 6 & 7 Avenues, in Manhattan.  Please wear DC37 Green Tees.

DC37 Scholarship Deadline is July 15, 2017

 This is a reminder that the deadline for applications for DC37 scholarships is Friday, July 15, 2017.

For information or to download an application, click here.

 In the DC37 Public Employee Press (July-August 2017), on the Local 1549 swing page (pg. 2), L1549 2nd V.P. Ralph Palladino reflects on his family history and shares his thoughts on the issue of immigration. Read more >>>

 In the DC37 Public Employee Press (July-August 2017), Local 1549 members are urged to call their Congress Members. Read more >>>

 Local 1549's annual All White Affair will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017, starting at 6 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now for $15 each.  No tickets will be sold at the door. Read more >>>

 The Local 1549 Shop Stewards in the Know Newsletter, Vol. 8 No. 1, Summer 2017 is now available online. Read more >>>

 Local 1549 and the DC37 Clerical Division have welcomed a number of new members in 2017, in the NYPD and the 3-1-1 Call Center. Read more >>>

Online Member Satisfaction Survey: The President Wants to Know

 The President wants to know what the members of Local 1549 are thinking.  This is your opportunity to tell the local what you feel the union is doing right and what you feel the union could do better.  The survey takes less than 3 minutes.  To take the survey, click HERE.

 The Spring 2017 edition of the Local 1549 Members in the Know newsletter is now available online.  

To view the newsletter, please click on the link below.

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 On Jan. 11, 2017, Local 1549 and DC37 held orientaion for a new class of NYPD Police Communications Technicians. Read more >>>

Political Action Meeting - Mon. Mar. 6th, 2017

 The Local 1549 Political Action Committee meets at 6 p.m., on Mon., Mar. 6, 2017, at DC37 HQ, 125 Barclay St., NY, NY, Room 10.  Topics are:  Union Childcare Coalition and NY Immigration Coalition.  All Local 1549 members are invited to attend.

 Local 1549 deeply regrets to announce the passing of 3rd V.P. Alvin Williams' mother, Helen Williams-Rivera.  Arrangement are as follows: Read more >>>

 Local 1549 is offering training, to all Local 1549 members, in investigating, writing, preparing and presenting grievances. Read more >>>

 In "Red Storm," Local 1549 member Vanessa Y. Reed tells her story.

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sister Reed will have a book signing at the Brown Memorial Baptist Church...

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 Local 1549's swing pages in District Council 37's Public Employee Press for December 2016-January 2017 are available for viewing by clicking here.   Read more >>>

 All Local 1549 members are urged to attend the Local's Political Action Advocacy Training on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Read more >>>

 Local 1549's Member Newsletter for Fall 2016 is now available online by following the link below. Read more >>>

 The Local 1549 Women's Committee is conducting a coat drive in an effort to help other union members in need.  All donations are greatly appreciated. Read more >>>

 The Local 1549 Recreation Committee Holiday Party is Saturday, December 10, 2016, at DC37 HQ, at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $10 each.  For information on purchasing tickets, click on the the link below. Read more >>>

 On Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, donations of needed items will be collected at two Brooklyn locations to help Haitians who have been devastated by Hurricane Matthew. Read more >>>

 On Wed., Oct. 26, 2016 Mr. Darol Tucker, a Local Taxpayer Advocate from the Taxpayer Advocate Service addressed the L.1549 Executive Board. Read more >>>

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Local 1549 will be holding Special General Membership Meetings at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. for the second reading and vote on proposed changes to the Local 1549 Constitution:  Article IV, Section 3. Read more >>>

 On Friday, August 12, 2016, the Local 1549 Recreation Committee held its annual All White Affair, with more than 300 participants. Read more >>>

 On Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, Local 1549 members and their families Made Strides Against Breast Cancer. Read more >>>

 Local 1549 Second Vice President Ralph Palladino offers his 'viewpoint' on the Presidential Election in the DC37 Public Employee Press. Read more >>>

The October 2016 Local 1549 Swing Page in the Public Employee Press highlights why we need to elect Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States and Local 1549's high marks in its independent audit. Read more >>>

AFSCME Pro-Hillary Video Featuring Local 1549 Second VP Ralph Palladino

An AFSCME video supporting Hillary Clinton for President features Local 1549 Second Vice President Ralph Palladino. Read more >>>

Local 1549 held its Women's History Month celebration on Saturday, March 26, 2016.

In addition to a performance by the Local 1549 choral group, under the direction of Exec. V.P. Alma Roper, there was praise dancing and a great adult & children's fashion show featuring many Local 1549 members and their families.

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 Local 1549 sorrowfully reports the recent passing of Ms. Delsie Butler, former Assistant Director of the DC37 Clerical Division.

Arrangements are as follows:

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On Friday, August 12, 2016, Local 1549 hosts its 6th annual All White Affair.  Put on your white outfit, join the fun and bring your own white bag!

Tickets are $15 each and are limited - first come, first served.

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 The DC 37 Organizing Dept. will hold training sessions for union activists in May and June 2016 on the theme Strengthening the Power of Our Collective Voice. At the training, members will learn about their many union benefits — but also how to engage, educate and empower their co-workers at the workplace. Read more >>>

On Sat., June 18, 2016, L1549 is holding a Bus Outing to the Sands Casino & Indoor Outlets in Bethlehem, PA.  Read more >>>

On Fri., May 27, 2016 L1549 will be holding it's Amateur Night/Karaoke Night at DC37 Headquarters, Room 1. Read more >>>

New 'Shop Stewards In the Know' Newsletter Available

 The newest edition of Local 1549's "Shop Stewards in the Know" newsletter (Vol. 7, No.2 - Spring 2016) is published.  To view the newsletter on line click here.

Local 1549 has sets the dates, during April and May, for its annual Town Hall meetings in the five boroughs of New York City. Read more >>>

Lee Clarke, Special Assistant to the President of Local 1549, recently received two great honors for her heroic efforts in extending the Zadroga Act for 75 years. Read more >>>

 On Saturday, March 26, 2016, Local 1549 will host its Women's History Month Luncheon Celebration featuring fashion, gospel and entertainment.  The program starts at 12 noon and admission is $5 per person.

For information on purchasing tickets, click on the link below.

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 In the early morning of Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, more than 100 activists and staff of Local 1549 were provided with the skill and information needed to fight for improved services in New York City. Read more >>>

Passing of President Rodriguez's Son

It is with profound sadness that Local 1549 announces the passing of Jason 'Reavey' Rodriguez, son of Local 1549 and DC37 President Eddie Rodriguez.

Arrangements are as follows:

Wed., Jan. 27, 2016
3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Ortiz Funeral Home
4425 Broadway (betw. 189-190 Sts.)
NY, NY  10040
(212) 942-3700

Last Viewing/Burial:
Thurs., Jan. 28, 2016
Last Viewing:
Ortiz Funeral Home, 4425 Broadway, NY, NY 10040
Please call the Funeral Home at 212-942-3700 for the time of viewing.
Followed by burial at Ocean View Cemetery, 3315 Amboy Rd., S.I., NY 10306


The AFSCME Judicial Panel Hearing scheduled for Jan. 28, 2016, has been POSTPONED.  Additional information will be posted when available.  Thank you.

 Local 1549's annual Political Action and Advocacy training is scheduled for Saturday, January 30, 2016.

All Local 1549 members and activists are urged to attend.

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The United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in the Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association case.

The following is reprinted from the AFSCME website and tells you what you need to know about this critical case and how it could affect you.

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 A dues increase of .80 per month (.40 cents per paycheck), mandated by our International Union AFSCME, will go into effect on January 1, 2016.  This increase is mandated by Article IX, Section 6 of the AFSCME Constitution, and was not initiated by Local 1549. Read more >>>

Eddie Rodriguez has been reelected as President of Local 1549 with a decisive 80% of the vote.  The ballot count took place on November 18, 2015 at the offices of the American Arbitration Association (AAA).   Read more >>>

 On Saturday, October 18, 2015, Local 1549 officers, staff, members and their families were 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Read more >>>

Election Results Report - Mon. Nov. 30, 2015

All L.1549 members are urged to attend a General Membership meeting on November 30, 2015 at 6 p.m. at DC37 HQ, 125 Barclay St., NY, NY 10007, in rooms 3 and 4.

The American Arbitration Assn. and the L.1549 Election Committee will report on the results of the recently concluded election for L. 1549 officers, DC37 delegates and Central Labor Council delegates.


 DC37 is offering a members-only Student Debt Workshop on Saturday, November 21 and Monday, November 23.  Space is limited and online registration is required. Read more >>>

 The Child Care Facilitated Enrollment Project is "Helping Working Families Afford Quality Care."   Read more >>>

Save Energy! Save Money!

On Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., at DC37 headquarters, 125 Barclay St., Rooms 3 & 4, the DC37 Climate Justic Committee will be hosting a Home Energy Forum.  Learn ways to reduce energy use in your apartment or home.  

The latest "Union Strong" edition of the Local 1549 Shop Steward Newsletter is now available online by clicking here.

Local 1549 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

 On 9 a.m., on Sunday, October 18, 2015, Local 1549 will be Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in four (4) boroughs.  The meeting sites are as follows:  (1) Brooklyn - Prospect Park, in front of the Public Library on Flatbush Ave. & Eastern Pkwy. (2) Manhattan - Central Park, E. 72 St. & 5th Ave. (4) Bronx - City Island at Orchard Beach (entry stairs) and (5) Staten Island - Midland Park.  Please wear a previous year's Local 1549 Making Strides shirt or any other Local 1549 or union shirt.  Thank you.

 On Saturday, September 12, 2015, a large Local 1549 contingent joined thousands of union, political, civic leaders as well as thousands of workers in a display of solidarity and strength at the 2015 Labor Day Parade. Read more >>>

 On Friday, August 14, 2015, Local 1549 hosted its annual All White Affair, and the more than 500 attendees had a great time and were already looking forward to the 2016 edition. Read more >>>


DC 37 members covered by the 2010-2017 Economic Agreement are due a wage increase of 2.5 percent on base wages and recurring increments effective September 3, 2015. The following increase of 3 percent is due Sept. 3, 2016.

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The Summer 2015 (Vol. 6 No. 3) edition of the "Local 1549 Shop Stewards...In the Know!" newsletter is available online by clicking here. Read more >>>

 Local 1549 members and their families are invited to participate in the 34th Annual Dominican Day Parade on Sun., Aug. 9, 2015. Read more >>>

The AFSCME Shop Steward Handbook is now available for viewing or download on the Local 1549 website. Read more >>>

Local 1549 joined labor, civic and community groups in calling for justice for Eric Garner and transformation of the justice system... Read more >>>

Local 1549 and DC37 members and retirees are asked to participate in a Rally to Demand Justice for Eric Garner and Transformation of the Justice System, on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Read more >>>

Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon publicly praised the staff at Bellevue Hospital following a recent hospital stay. Read more >>>

Pres. Eddie Rodriguez recently submitted a letter to the editor of the New York Daily News regarding the city budget and civilianization of the NYPD.

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On Wed., July 1, 2015, Local 1549 leaders joined City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Council Member Vanessa Gibson (Chair of the Public Safety Committee) and other elected officials, community leaders and spiritual leaders in speaking on the city budget and the NYPD.

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On Monday, June 22, 2015, Local 1549 leadership joined the DC37 Organizing Dept. for a lunchtime meeting at NYPD's Police Headquarters, at 1 Police Plaza. Read more >>>

On Sunday, June 14, 2015, Local 1549 and DC37 contingents joined thousands in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Fifth Avenue. Read more >>>

 Local 1549 joins City Council members on steps of City Hall for press conference calling for civilianization of the NYPD. Read more >>>

Senior Police Administrative Aide Latreva Mumford, a Local 1549 member working in Police Headquarters, observed a uniformed member of the Department collapse while both working in One Police Plaza. Read more >>>

On Monday, May 4, 2015, Pres. Eddie Rodriguez joined other local leaders and key staff, in welcoming a class of 68 newly hired NYPD Police Administrative Aides, at the NYPD Police Academy.

Joining Pres. Rodriguez in addressing the class were Exec. V.P. Alma Roper, 3rd V.P. Alvin Williams, Secy. Treas. Gerald Johnson and Recording Secy. Carmen Flores.

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