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    12:53pm

    Library supporters are gearing up for a rally on Friday to press the City Council to fund seven-day service and capital projects.

    The rally on the steps of City Hall–supported by DC 37 and the advocacy group Invest in Libraries–is scheduled for 10 a.m. The theme of the coalition’s campaign is, “Invest in libraries, Invest in All New Yorkers!”

    The group has two demands:

    • an $24 million increase for daily operating to ensure that every City Council district has a library open seven days a week, and
    • an additional $150 million to continue addressing $1.1 billion in capital needs.

    Last year, the city’s three public library system received support from the City Council to guarantee a permanent funding floor for six-day service. Now, the library systems seek additional funding to meet the public’s demand for seven-day service.

    The coalition is carrying out a letter-writing initiative to push for its demands. It urges patrons to write Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, invest in librariesMajority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Finance Chair Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and their council member.

    The libraries began their effort to secure more capital funding two years ago. The campaign has won $300 million in support, but that funding has already been dedicated to projects. The additional capital funding would be used to address chronic flooding, faulty air conditioning and heating systems, overcrowding, outdated electrical systems, broken elevators and insufficient space.

    Source: DC37.net

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    12:24pm

    The Clock is ticking on the NYC Budget!
    Join us on Friday, May 19th at 10am Steps of CITY HALL and urge city leaders to continue to Invest in Libraries, Invest in ALL New Yorkers! Please click here to see the flyer

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    12:17pm

    Local 375 members participated in March for Climate, Jobs and Justice in Washington DC on April 29th. (Please click here for rally photos)

    Local 375, Ch. 7 (Parks) President Ricardo Hinkle spoke at the rally. He said, "we have heard the right wing in this country routinely demonize our country's public workers and question our work ethic. But, after 23 years on the shop floor, I can tell you our people are hard-working, conscientious, and committed to serving the public while demonstrating the highest level of Ethics. Yes, Ethics, a concept sorely missing during the failed "reign of error" of Donald Trump.

    Hinkle added, "Trump has a self-serving and dystopian vision of America's future with dirty energy,  smoggy skies,  polluted waters, hotter temperatures and frequent flooding. Continued fossil fuel addiction would bring more human exploitation, wealth concentration, land consolidation, habitat degradation and environmental devastation."

    Hundreds of thousands of people marched in the rally. People were holding signs like "Good planets are hard to find," "Make Earth Great Again!," "May the forest be with you," and "Reduce, Reduce, Recycle, Resist," "The oceans are are rising so are we!" etc.

    Local 375 Ch. 25 (NYCHA) President Joshua Barnett and Ch. 38 (HPD) President Elizabeth Eastman also marched for Climate.

    Founder of the DC 37 Climate Justice Committee, former Local 375 1st VP and  Grievance Rep. Jon Forster also helped organize and participated in the March along with many other Local 375 and DC 37 members. He said, "The United States must very quickly undertake an economic shift to renewable energies on a scale that we have not seen since World War II, if we are to avoid slipping into far more catastrophic conditions.  We can still do this and preserve our democracy, while creating good, union jobs, but as the marchers routinely chanted, we must do this NOW!"

    He added, "We marched for environmental justice and the recognition that climate change discriminates and disproportionally impacts low-income communities and communities of color. "

    Climate Crisis is growing and rapidly becoming one of the most significant concerns of our time. It will affect everyone in this world. Sea levels will rise by 6 to 10 feet by 2050, devastating many of our most vulnerable communities.

    The Trump Administration has attacked our environment through more than 20 executive orders and legislative actions in only less than 100 days.

    Trump Administration is attacking our environment every day, as he eliminates regulations on the coal, oil and gas corporations and rolls back the efforts of President Barack Obama to limit the burning of fossil fuels and protect the only earth we have.

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    12:10pm
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    Last month all members should have received a bargaining survey from Local 375. The results from this survey will drive our participation in the upcoming negotiations process. For those of you that have completed and returned the survey, thank you. If you have not, please respond as quickly as possible. This is your opportunity to identify your personal priorities. Even though the survey has a return date, you are still encouraged to complete it and submit it. Responses will have value right up to when the process begins. If you need another copy of the survey, please contact the office at 212-815-1375. Additionally, completed surveys can be scanned and submitted via email to [email protected]*
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    Last month all members should have received a bargaining survey from Local 375. The results from this survey will drive our Local's participation in the upcoming negotiations process. For those of you that have completed and returned the survey, thank you. If you have not, please respond as quickly as possible.
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    This is your opportunity to identify your personal priorities. Even though the survey has a return date, you are still encouraged to complete it and submit it. Responses will have value right up to when the process begins. If you need another copy of the survey, please contact the office at 212-815-1375. Additionally, completed surveys can be scanned and submitted via email to [email protected]*
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    Also please take the DC 37 Survey on Upcoming Contract Negotiations. *Please click here to read about DC 37 Upcoming Contract Negotiation Survey.* [1]
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    [1] https://dc37blog.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/take-the...
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Thursday, May 4

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    11:24am
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    11:03am
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    No person otherwise eligible for membership in this union shall be denied membership, on a basis of unqualified equality, because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or political belief.
     
    No person otherwise eligible for membership in this union shall be denied membership, on a basis of unqualified equality, because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or political belief.
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    11:02am
    Changes to Body
     
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    No person otherwise eligible for membership in this union shall be denied membership, on a basis of unqualified equality, because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or political belief.
     
    No person otherwise eligible for membership in this union shall be denied membership, on a basis of unqualified equality, because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or political belief.
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