• Executive Board

    Administrator - James Howell

    Deputy Administrator - Kim Medina

    Deputy Administrator - John English 

    Local Union Presidents

    Linda McPherson (Local 95)                

    Cesar Centeno (Local 107)

    Mabel Everett (Local 205)

    Glenn Turnbull (Local 215)

    Carolyn Washington (Local 253)

    Margaret Glover (Local 389)

    Retirees Chapter

    Nancy Hudson

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      DC 1707 Educational Courses

      Members Take Advantage of Essential Classes at Union Hall Members packed into the Union Hall to attend necessary classes for staff development. The DC 1707 Education Department offers a multitude of courses ranging from computer classes, first aid, defensive driving and courses necessary to certify for mandated early childhood education certification.

      Early Childhood Career Ladder!

      DC 1707 Local 205, CSA and the Day Care Council of New York are committed to providing the highest quality of early childhood care and education. We are excited to announce the launch of the Early Childhood Career Ladder (ECCL) program this fall. The collective bargaining agreement between New York City, DC 1707 Local 205, CSA, and the Day Care Council of New York (DCCNY) includes $2.

      The time of year has arrived! The annual Labor Day Parade is set for Saturday, September 7th! Come join us as we march side by side with our brothers and sisters from District Council 37! We will have magicians, clowns, face painting, lunch and much more! Bring out your children, family members and the neighborhood as we march proudly! See you there.
      By more than a 3 to 1 margin, members of Local 205 – early childhood educators who work for non-profit organizations – voted for a contract extension that puts them on a path to wage parity with their counterparts at the NYC Department of Education.
      For many years we have fought for wage parity and we have finally made strides for our Day Care members. We are proud to announce a tentative contract extension agreement for our members in the Day Care Council. We want to thank District Council 37's Executive Director Henry Garrido in standing side by side with our leader, Kim Medina, and fighting for wage parity.
      Last month, District Council 1707 Executive Director Kim Medina and District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido announced the historic unification of their unions into one powerful AFSCME union for New York metropolitan workers. The unification was approved by AFSCME’s International Executive Board at its quarterly meeting in June.
      Thousands Pour into Foley Square for Working People’s Day of Action Executive Director Wows Crowd It was billed as the Working People’s Day of Action.
      On February 1, 1968, two Memphis sanitation workers, Echol Cole and Robert Walker, died due to a faulty compactor of a trash truck. These deaths led to the 1968 AFSCME Sanitation Workers’ Strike which brought out Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis.
      Holiday Party Said to Be the Best Ever Hundreds of members poured into the union auditorium to attend the 2017 DC 1707 Holiday Party which has become legendary for the high spirts and dancing that marked the evening. Members met new friends and partied with old acquaintances. They enjoyed the sumptuous food and festive activities.
      It was just another day with the crème of entertainment as scores of clients and staff from AHRC held their annual holiday concert at the union hall. Singers dancers and rappers performed to popular and holiday scores.
      LONG Hours, Short Pay Ease Election Path as DC 1707 Adds Day-Care Staff “I’ve been here for 11 years and my check is the same, said Shirley Diaz, Managing Lead Teacher at a Brightside Academy location in the Bronx on Sept. 27, the day the day care center voted to join District Council 1707.
      Members of Lutheran Social Services take charge! Negotiations began for members of Lutheran Social Services. The negotiation committee comprised of more than 20 members gathered united, strong, and determined.  It was not just another Thursday night or negotiation meeting. Tonight the members came to the table focused.
      District Council 1707 Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary DC 1707 celebrated its 45th anniversary as an innovative non-profit organizing Council within the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
      NEW YORK --- Hundreds of public day care and Head Start members poured onto the steps of City Hall to protest the lack of wage parity for center-based child care workers.  Joined by child care advocates and elected officials, members could feel the tide of support turning their way.    They displayed boisterous emotions from the speeches.
      New York City Council Issues a Proclamation Celebrating Union’s 45th Anniversary Council Supports Includes Recognition of the Struggle for Child Care Parity A solid contingent of council members applauded union members and their organization for fighting the “good fight” for the past 45 years.  It was a recognition of working peoples’ history.  For 45 years, District Council 1707 organized and represented workers who were not burly construction workers or truck drivers, but steady and resilient home care, day care, Head Start, social service, direct care and other non-profit designations who work every day without much appreciation.
      State Senator Jamaal T. Bailey visited the Union as a continuation of his effort to become more acquainted to the struggles of members and working families.  Bailey is a relatively new face in the Senate.  He represents the 36th Senate District in the northern Bronx and a part of Yonkers.
      The Janus Decision and District Council 1707 AFSCME The Fight to Protect Working Families Has Expanded and We Will Continue to Win With the Supreme Court issuing its decision on Janus v AFSCME, corporate billionaires and the far right have used the majority of the US Court to do its bidding.
      Services for Manuela Butler, President of Home Care Employees Local 389 were held recently and were well attended by those who loved and respected her. She made a sizable impact on the local and was a strong voice on the Council’s Executive Board. She has been a trade unionist for decades.
      Members from the Family Service Society of Yonkers met with home care staffers and the Executive Director Kim Medina who emphasized that they must become more involved with the union to achieve better contracts and to mobilize members for greater unity.
      We will be assembling at the North End of Battery Park across the street from the National Museum of the American Indian at One Bowling Green. We will march from there to City Hall Park.
      Executive Director Kim Medina visited two combined Head Starts on Staten Island after members complained that the new management was trying to impose drug testing and other issues that should have been discussed first with the union before implementation.
      DC 1707 Convention Delegates Step to the Plate Swinging Against Injustice AFSCME International Convention Meets the Challenge Set by Anti-Worker Zealots BOSTON ---- The Janus decision by the US Supreme Court was passed down on June 27.  It is the culmination of the nightmare imposed on millions of public workers that attempts to snatch their rights to remain in a union.

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