Bellevue childcare group says thanks
On behalf of the Bellevue Childcare Committee, Id like to thank the
many union leaders and locals that supported our fundraising event on Oct. 30.
The event helped raise over $21,000 to fund the first 24-hour childcare center
in New York City, which will be located in Bellevue Hospital.
will soon be completed and will service employees, patients and community residents.
Union members from DC 1707 will staff the center.
Thanks to: DC 37 and
Administrator Lee Saunders; L. 768 and President Helen Greene; L. 2507 and President
Patrick Bahnken; L. 375 and President Uma Kutwal; L. 1549 and Deputy Administrator
Delsie Butler; Retirees Association and President Alma C. Osborne.
addition, we must thank other unions such as CIR, NYSNA, DC 1707 and CWA Local
1180 for their support.
I would also like to thank Local 420 Bellevue
Chapter Chair Jesse Payton, DC 37 Public Policy Director Debbie Bell and
former Political Action Department staffer Andy Inglesby for their participation
Thank you all for supporting affordable, quality childcare.
For the Committee
to quit smoking
Tell Ms. Callards,
who wrote a leter to the editor about her difficulty quitting smoking, to pick
up a box of Nicoderm CQ patches, then go to the department store and buy baby
When she gets the urge to smoke, she should put a pacifier
in her mouth. I am retired from DC 37. I smoked for over 50 years and tried everything
out there. I put a string on the pacifier and slipped it around my neck. It was
there when I needed it. I havent smoked in 13 months. I know it sounds silly,
but it works for me.
EDA MAE COPELAND
DC 37 Retirees Asociation
buy-back law needs improvement
to DC 37 and the labor movement for their legislative victory, which includes
the veterans buy back legislation.
However, I am told that
this legislation (which allows veterans to buy back up to three years
of credit for military service in certain conflicts or periods of war) only applies
to those presently employed and does not cover those already retired.
This seems unfair to me. Retirees should not be locked out of this buy-back
opportunity. In fact, retirees deserve to be included if they served our country
in wartime. They risked as much as those still working. Pass new legislation.
Give wartime retirees the same oportunity to improve their pensions.
the spot, says HHC retiree
retired from my job at the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation about
15 years ago.
I cant tell you how thrilled I was to receive the
COLA increase in my last pension check.
Thank you, and have a very healthy
HELEN R. EGAN
DC 37 Retirees Association
has questions on security deposits
I have the following questions to ask your team at DC 37s Municipal
Employees Legal Services
- How long does the landlord
get to keep the security deposit for a rented space?
the tenant entitled to interest on this security deposit?
- Does the law restrict the security deposit
to a certain amount, or can the landlord ask for any amount?
you for a fine and informative publication.
Accountant, Local 1407
Note: MELS Director Carl Jay Nathanson suggests that you call their Housing Unit
at (212) 815-1875. The unit supervisor will be happy to answer your questions.