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Pres. Rodriguez makes case for more Eligibility Specialists in letter to the NY Daily News

Local 1549 President Eddie Rodriguez made the case for the hiring of more Eligibility Specialists in the Thursday, September 26, 2019 edition of the New York Daily News’ Voice of the People.

Read Pres. Rodriguez’s remarks below:


undefinedLocal 1549 Members Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

On Sunday, October 20, 2019, Local 1549 members will join thousands of walkers, in all five boroughs, in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

If you’d like to walk with your fellow Local 1549 members, the meeting time is at 9 a.m. at the following locations (Please wear one of your Local 1549 shirts from a previous Making Strides Walk) :

Manhattan: E. 70th St. & 5th Ave.
Brooklyn: Surf Ave. & W. 17th St. (Stadium Side)
Queens: Flushing Meadow Park
Bronx: City island at Orchard Beach (Entry Stairs)
Staten Island: Midland Beach

Join L.1549 in Supporting the Student Climate Strike & Rally on Sept. 20th

The leadership and delegates of Local 1549 have voted to endorse and support the “Labor Solidarity For the Future of Our Kids” actions and rally on September 20. All members are urged to participate and attend this important rally. Bring Family, Friends and Co-Workers. Thank you.

March with L.1549 in the African American Day Parade

March with Local 1549 in the annual African American Day Parade on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Local 1549 will assemble at 12:30 p.m. at the corner of W. 112 St. & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., Manhattan. If you have the black, red & green Local 1549 t-shirt, please wear it. Thank you.

LOCAL 1549 political action committee ALERT:

The Local 1549 Political Action Committee Meeting for September will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 6 p.m., in room 1 at 125 Barclay Street, NYC. Topics are the U.S. Presidential Race and a report from the National Conference of State Legislators. Refreshments will be served. All members are urged to attend.

Tickets on Sale for All White Affair – Friday, August 16, 2019

Local 1549 All White Affair 2019

Tickets are on sale for the Local 1549 Annual All White Affair on Friday, August 16, 2019.

For more information, see flyer above.

L.1549 Political Action Meeting – Mon., June 3, 2019

The Local 1549 Political Action Meeting is Monday, June 3, 2019, 6p.m., at DC37 headquarters, 125 Barclay St., NYC, Rm. 1.

Topics of discussion include:
–The fight for Affordable Housing.
–The importance of immigration.
–The NYC & NYS Budget Fights.

All members are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.


L1549 Endorses Jovia Radix in City Council district 45 Special Election – Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Volunteers needed!

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, there will be a special election in New York City’s 45th City Council District. Local 1549 has endorsed Jovia Radix in that special election.

If you would like to volunteer to help Ms. Radix on that day, even before or after work, please contact Oscar Alvarado in the Local 1549 Business Office at 212-815-1057.

Thank you.

Union Offers Free Citizenship Services


The DC37 Citizenship Committee is offering a 12 session course “Free Civics Classes for Green Card Holders.” The Committee is also offering free & confidential Legal Immigration Services on June 12, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, click on the following links:

“Free Civics Classes for Green Card Holders”

Free & Confidential Legal Immigration Services – June 12, 2019


Union Offers Free Sr. Police Administrative Aide Exam Test Prep Class

Multiple sessions offered

Local 1549, with the DC37 Education Fund, is offering a free preparation class for all Police Administrative Aides who are taking the upcoming Senior Police Administrative Aide promotional civil service exam.

Scheduled dates for the class are as follows:

Thurs., April 18, 2019, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Mon. April 22, 2019, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday, May 13, 2019, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

To Register click here or visit www.dc37edfund.org/spaa.

L1549 members Newsletter for March 2019 now available on-line

Local 1549 Members Newsletter March 2019

The leadership of Local 1549 appreciates your involvement.

The Local 1549 Members in the KnowNewsletter, March 2019, is available by clicking HERE. Additionally, a list of critical issues in the budget fight is available (click here) and ways to get involved in influencing politicians regarding these issues is detailed in the newsletter.

Issues that require a call to Action (Ideas on how to help are in the Members Newsletter)

Thank you.





Union Strong Newsletter Summer 2018






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.



Palladino Immigration

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 Button



Local 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.


5APR 2019






    1. The Web page is in the process of being upgraded. It will be up and running shortly, until then check out the Local 1549 Facebook page.

  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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