What’s New….

Local 1549 Holiday Party Tickets Available

Tickets are on sale now for Local 1549’s Annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 15, 2018, starting at 6 p.m.

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Everyone is welcome to attend.  Tickets are $10 per person and are available between 12 noon and 6:30 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at DC37 headquarters, 125 Barclay St., NY, NY, 10007, Room 764.

This is a B.Y.O.B.B. party, but set-ups (ice & cups) and beverages (soda, beer, wine, juice..) will be available for purchase.

We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information, click here.


The DC37 Citizenship Committee, City Council Member Margaret Chin and CUNY Citizenship are sponsoring a FREE Citizenship Application Assistance Day at DC37, on Saturday, January 12, 2019.   For more information, click here.
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Union Strong Newsletter Summer 2018

To Download or read the Special Local 1549 Union Strong Newsletter (Summer 2018), click here.




Local 1549 2nd Vice President Ralph Palladino, in an article titled, “Why I Marched Against hate on Labor Day,” shares his thoughts on immigration and hate motivated events. This article originally appeared shortly following Labor Day in 2017
To read the full article, click HERE.



In this article, 2nd V.P. Ralph Palladino shares his insights on the subject of immigration.
To view the article, click here.


Public Employees are Not Leeches

In this article, which appeared in a Local 1549 newsletter, 2nd V.P. Ralph Palladino addresses misconceptions about public employees and public service.

To view the article, please follow the link below:
Public Employees are Not Leeches article


Harlem Mothers SAVE

On Monday, May 7, 2018, at 6 p.m., the Local 1549 Political Action Committee will meet at DC37 headquarters, 125 Barclay St., Room 1.
The main topic is ‘THE FIGHT AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE AND SUPPORT FOR GUN CONTROL.’  The guest speaker will be Ms. Jackie Rowe-Adams, President of Harlem Mothers SAVE (Stop Another Violent End).
There will also be an update on the NYC budget.  All members are urged to attend.  Refreshments will be served.
Rules and applications for the Local 1549 Scholarship programs, for members and members’ (grand)children, are now available.  To download, click here.

The leadership of Local 1549 would like your ideas.  To tell us what we are doing well and what we can do better, please complete the Local 1549 online Member Satisfaction Survey.  For more information, click here.

Local 1549:  Moving Forward Together

Previous Posts….
Local 1549 All White Affair – August 10, 2018
Local 1549 Welcomes Police Administrative Aide Class – Thursday, February 5, 2015
Join DC37 and Local 1549 in the fight for $15 on Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Local 1549 Welcomes New Police Communications Technician Class Wednesday, February 11, 2015
L1549 Women’s History Month Luncheon a Huge Success – Pics & Video – March 28, 2015
City Council Member Ben Kallos speaks at Local 1549 Political Action Meeting – March 2, 2015
Women’s History Month Honoring Sister Lillian Roberts – Saturday, March 28, 2015
AFSCME’s Laura Reyes & NYC Public Adv. Letitia James headline Women’s History Month Celebration
Wed, March 25, 2015
Black History Month Finale featuring AFSCME Pres, Lee Saunders – Friday, Feb. 7, 2015
Photo Gallery:   L1549 Polit. Act. Training – Saturday, January 24, 2015
Meet the New Local 1549 Chapter Chairpersons
Brooklyn Transit Police Civilians Honored on October 24, 2014
Henry Garrido assumes role of DC37 Executive Director upon Lillian Roberts’ Retirement
Local 1549 holding annual Advocacy Training for Local 1549 members on Jan. 24, 2015
Visit the new Local 1549 ‘Good and Welfare’ Page
-Ebola Fact Sheet from 37 Safety & Health Dept.
Local 1549 Retiree/Activist Belinda Dixon featured in Dominic Recchia campaign ad.
Local1549 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on Sunday, October 19, 2014
Local 1549 hosts BYOBB Holiday Party on December 13, 2014
Dial-A-Teacher Homework Help available in ten languages
First Book Project Volunteers Needed – Oct. 24 & 25
L.1549 at the African-American Day Parade on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
Local 1549 ‘In the Know’ Shop Steward Newsletter – Fall 2014
NY AFSCME Labor Faith and Community Outreach Calendar of Events and Important Dates
-Local 1549 at the Labor Day Parade on Sept. 6, 2014
Workers’ Compensation Workshop on Sat., Sept. 27, 2014
People’s Climate March – Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
African-American Day Parade – Sun. Sept. 21, 2014 – DC37 Exec.Dir. Lillian Roberts is Grand Marshal
-Provisions and Information regarding Citywide Contract Ratified by Members – August 5, 2014
President Eddie Rodriguez Issues a Statement Regarding the Budget Agreement and Civilianization
Voice of Russia:  NYC Lawmakers Debate How To Fix City’s 911 System
Local 1549 Leaders Testify Before NYC City Council regarding City’s 911 System
-President Rodriguez’s letter to the editor of the NY Daily News, re. civilianization in NYPD
Victory for laid-off disabled workers
Lawsuit arrests NYPD overtime abuse
-Union hosts orientation for newly hired 911 operators and dispatchers
Local 1549 members needed as Volunteer Member Organizers
Are you paying ‘dues’ without being a member??
Hey, What is a Union Anyway?
Labor Day Parade is Saturday, September 6, 2014
L. 1549 Hosts 4th Annual “All White Affair” on Fri., Aug. 15, 2014
-NYPD 911 to be featured on NY1’s ‘The Call’ on May 19, 2014 at 9 p.m.
DC37 holding agency fee payer lunchtime meetings, May 22, 2014, at two HRA locations.
-Volunteers Needed on Primary Day – Tuesday, June 24, 2014
DC37 Agency Fee Payer Meeting – 150 William St. – June 12, 2014
Civilianization Press Conference at City Hall – June 6, 2014
Local 1549 and DC37 Instrumental in Charles Rangel Re-election Victory – June 24, 2014
DC37 Agency Fee Payers Lunchtime Meeting on Mon., May 19, 2014

Human Services Survey ButtonLocal 1549 Members in Human Services, please click here to participate in an anonymous survey about service delivery, practice, and working conditions in the human service sector.  This is a survey by, for, and about human service workers.  Results can be used to advocate for positive change.  Thank you. 

For more information, click here.


  1. may i suggest the piece What is a Union Anyway…be added to the dues and paying dues pieces above….

  2. I like the interactive use of the new web page. There is a lot of up to date information and is easy to access. Great job, looking forward to the next updates.

      1. need a listing and description of the Local’s Committees…especially standing committees

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