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A paid leave benefit has been negotiated on behalf of DC 37 members covered by the 2017-2021 economic agreement. The benefit will be similar to the State Plan described below and is projected to start on January 6, 2019.

What is New York State Paid Family Leave?

1.   COVERAGE: DC37 members in active status who were required through their job to participate in the World Trade Center "rescue, recovery, or cleanup." See section 4 below.

2.   TIMING: DCAS will be issuing implementation guidelines to agencies shortly.

As you know, hours ago, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out. In his place, Donald Trump has decided to appoint a partisan loyalist who has published op-eds slamming Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

The Justice Department says acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker will immediately take over supervising special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation from Rod Rosenstein, the embattled deputy attorney general.

As labor unions gain in popularity, workers’ rights remain under threat. But while private sector workers have the right to form unions under federal law, public service workers lack that same guarantee.

The last few years have seen a rise in worker momentum, with unionized workers raising their voices to demand higher pay, safer working conditions and more.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders praised the White House’s announcement Thursday that the Biden administration will forgive student loans for an additional 78,000 borrowers — including many AFSCME members — under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders congratulated Nicole Berner, a longtime labor lawyer and general counsel of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), on being confirmed to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.