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:

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.

Snow Day Arbitration

The arbitration case between the Union and the City over docked pay and sick days for the December snow day has been moved to Feb. 2, 2012.

Any workers who worked that day or used Access-a-Ride and are willing to submit their testimony are encouraged to contact Vice President of Grievances and Legal Services Lloyd Permaul. 

WSJ reports on Medicaid Redesign Plan

The Wall Street Journal reported on some issues inside City and State government that relate to the Medicaid Redesign team plan that would cause devastating cuts to CASA.

State Pushed to Help A Union
Wall Street Journal, Oct. 7, 2011 
By Jacob Gershman

Welfare Fund Important Disclosure Notice of Non-Creditable Coverage

From the Welfare Fund Office:

Disclosure Notice of Non-Creditable Coverage
Important Notice From the Social Service Employees Union Local 371
Welfare Fund About Your Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare 

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