Dear [DC37] Delegates,
As promised during our meeting Tuesday night, I want to provide an update on our negotiations with the City regarding the vaccine mandate.
Last night, a judge in Richmond County denied the PBA a temporary restraining order on the mandate. A date to hear the case has been set for November 12, but as we know that is after the City’s deadline of Friday, October 29.
This morning, District Council 37, along with other Civilian Unions within the MLC, had a bargaining session to discuss the implementation of this mandate. This was a follow up to the session we held on Monday.
Unfortunately, the Mayor and his administration are being completely unreasonable on the timeline for implementation. The Mayor is insisting on maintaining the deadline of Friday, October 29 for vaccination and will not extend the deadline for religious and medical exemptions, which was yesterday at 5pm. At this time, because of the Mayor’s intransigence, we do not have a deal.
To The Members of Local 768,
This coming Wednesday July 7, 2021, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City of New York will hold a Ticker Tape Parade to honor the essential workers of this great City. The Leadership of Local 768 has decided to decline participation in this parade.
On Feb 26th, AFSCME Judicial Panel Chairperson Carla Insinga issued her decision on the protests filed against the results of the election held on Nov 30th, 2020:
The AAA processed the vote by mail election. Members were provided with a "reasonable opportunity to vote." No evidence was presented by the protestants where alleged violations would have affected the outcome of the election. Therefore, all items of the election protests filed by [three members] are hereby dismissed. The results of the Local 768 election completed on November 30, 2020 are upheld in their entirety.
Click here to view the full report of the AFSCME Judicial Panel
Dear Sisters and Brothers of Local 768,
On behalf of the newly elected officers, and, as the newly elected president of Local 768, in the spirit of transparency I am here to inform you that three protests to the election results were filed.