Locally, we are working hard
to strengthen our community associations. They are the building blocks of our
organizing efforts in neighborhoods throughout the city and are essential to addressing
critical issues affecting union members and their families.
What is a DC 37 Community Association?
A DC 37 Community Association is a group of DC 37 members, retirees, their families
and friends who meet quarterly (once every 3 months) in their own community to
share common concerns and plan action. The union sponsors these associations to
help solve local problems and to build organization in the local community.
What kinds of issues are discussed at community
A broad range of topics
is addressed at meetings. The association's steering committee chooses the topic
with input from the general membership. Community problems such as crime, drugs,
transit, housing, and educational services are frequent topics. Politicians and
agency representatives are invited to these meetings to hear our members' and
community residents' problems and answer their questions. The community associations
are involved in voter registration and electoral activities.
have the community associations accomplished?
The community associations throughout the city have done many things that have
made a positive impact. They have registered voters, consult with community partners
and act as liaisons for the union. Most importantly, they have established a strong
union presence in the community, as well as in the workplace.
can I get involved?
DC 37 has community associations
with a regular meeting schedule for the areas listed below. The meeting schedule
is also listed in the Public Employee Press, or you can call Political Action
at (212) 815-1550 for details.
Staten Island North Shore
Staten Island South Shore