DC 37 Gray

 

Guest Name:


Henry Garrido

Guest Website:


https://www.dc37.net/ 

Guest Social Media:


Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

LinkedIn

Supportive Documents:


Executive Director of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees District Council 37, Henry Garrido, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the recent historical contract agreed to with New York City. 

DC 37 is New York City's largest public sector employee union. It currently represents about 150,000 active members, with another 100,000 retired members. The new contract received a 98 percent approval vote by the members of DC 37. The effective date of the contract is retroactive to May 21, 2021.

Garrido discussed the benefits gained in the new contract, including the first pay raise for DC 37 workers since the pandemic. Along with the pay raise comes four more compound pay raises for the life of the contract that would raise wages by nearly 16 percent. Garrido went into further detail on the rest of the benefits DC 37 members earned with their new contract.

Garrido said this was the toughest contract negotiation he has ever faced. However, he appreciated the way Mayor Eric Adams approached the negotiations in good faith and was a willing negotiator during the process. Garrido feels this was the toughest contract due to the variety of jobs represented by DC 37. With some workers able to work remotely, a first for a labor contract in New York City, and others having jobs that require you at a work site, ensuring everyone received benefits was the greatest challenge, said Garrido.

Listen to the entire episode to learn more.

EYEMED000323_Savethe70sbanner_615x244

 


America’s Work Force is the only daily labor podcast in the US and has been on the air since 1993, supplying listeners with useful, relevant input into their daily lives through fact-finding features, in-depth interviews, informative news segments and practical consumer reports. America’s Work Force is committed to providing an accessible venue in which America's workers and their families can hear discussion on important, relevant topics such as employment, healthcare, legislative action, labor-management relations, corporate practices, finances, local and national politics, consumer reports and labor issues.

America’s Work Force Union Podcast is brought to you in part by our sponsors: AFL-CIO, American Federation of Government Employees, American Federation of Musicians Local 4, American Alliance for Manufacturing, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council, Communication Workers of America, International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 50, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Crafts, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6, Ironworkers Great Lakes District Council, The Labor Citizen newspaper, Laborers International Union of The National Labor Office of Blue Cross and Blue Shield, North America, North Coast Area Labor Federation, Ohio Federation of Teachers, Survey and Ballot Systems, United Labor Agency, United Steelworkers.

SUBSCRIBE ON:

Group 342

Group 341

Group 343

Group 339

Group 397

Group 397