Overcrowding at the Jobs Centers

The latest issues of The Chief-Leader featured SSEU Local 371 officers taking the City to task for not adequately staffing jobs centers, a long-standing complaint from Union members. Read it below:


Overcrowded, With OT Soaring

Local 371: Job Centers Deluged, Staff Needed




CCSW Scholarship Deadline is April 30, 2012

Applications are now being accepted for the 2012-2013 academic year for the Committee of Concerned Social Workers Scholarship and the Sol Gorelick Scholarship. The one-time grants—$2,500 this year—have been awarded to more than 75 members through the years.

Provide for Food Bank

The Union is asking members who are coming to the Union Office for a meeting or any other reason bring non-perishable food items for our holiday food drive. City Harvest will handle the Union’s donations.

Update in the Bell/Adams Case

The Union would like to thanks all of our members who came out Nov. 16 to support our former members Chereece Bell and Damon Adams, who are unfairly being prosecuted in the tragic death of Marcella Pierce, who was under Administration for Children’s Services’ supervision.

CityTime, Contracts Under the Microscope

City Limits magazine has a special issue devoted to the CityTime program, the wasteful private contract that has resulted in multiple allegations of criminal activity on the part of the City’s private contractors.

HHC Shows How Bad Medicaid Cuts Would Be

The Health and Hospitals Corporation released a study of how Congressional cuts to Medicaid would affect the public hospitals system. It isn't pretty. See the whole report here:

Senator Jose Serrano to Launch Jobs Website

The Union urges members to check out the lawmakers new initiative.

For Immediate Release: 
November, 3, 2011
Damaris Olivo| (212) 828-5829 |
Carol Caceres| (212) 828-5829 |        

Anthony Wells Goes to Washington

Joe Biden

SSEU Local 371 President Anthony Wells was chosen as a representative of the New York American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees community for a labor panel at the White House Nov. 2 with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden to discuss the Jobs Bill. Wells said, "It was a huge honor to be in the presence of this President.

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