• Executive Board

    Executive Director - Kim Medina

    Council President - Linda McPherson

    Treasurer - Larry Barton

    Secretary - Linda Bryant 

    Vice Presidents

    Carolyn Cox (Local 95)                

    Carmen Rivera (Local 107)

    Mabel Everett (Local 205)

    Glenn Turnbull (Local 215)

    Carolyn Washington (Local 253)

    Margaret Glover (Local 389)

    Retirees Chapter

    Nancy Hudson

    Important Links
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      Career Ladder Open Forum!

      Open Enrollment for SPRING 2019 CLASSES! If you are a DC 1707, Local 205 Day Care worker, join us on Thursday, October 11th at 6PM for our open forum to find out how you can further your education with us for FREE! See you there.
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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.
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      Labor Power 50 Recognition

      Medina Honored as One of the City’s Influential labor Leaders Executive Director Kim Media was recently honored as one of New York City’s “LABOR Power 50” by City and State publications, an influential political publication.
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      March & Rally for WAGE PARITY!!!

      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.
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      45th Anniversary Scholarships!

      District Council 1707 is proud to announce our 45th Anniversary this coming November. To celebrate 45th years of service & solidarity, we will be giving away scholarships to members & family members! Please fill out our online form under Education.
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      Open Enrollment for SPRING 2019 CLASSES! If you are a DC 1707, Local 205 Day Care worker, join us on Thursday, October 11th at 6PM for our open forum to find out how you can further your education with us for FREE! See you there.
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      We want to invite all our DC 1707 members & families to this year’s Labor Day Parade! We will be meeting at 44th Street between 6 and 7th Avenues at 10AM. With all the attacks happening throughout the country especially geared towards Labor, it is imperative that we remain united and work together against those who continuously try to break us down.
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      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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      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.
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      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.
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      District Council 1707 would like to thank all of our members throughout the boroughs for joining us on our first installments of Boro Wide meetings!
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      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.
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      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.
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      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.
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      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.
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      Linda Lee Bryant, the current Secretary of Head Start Local 95, was sworn-in by Executive Director Kim Medina at the union offices as the new Secretary of the council.  This was the third election for the office after a number of protests.  In the first election in May, Deborah Blowe won.  She won again in the next special election and Bryant won in the last election this fall.
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      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.
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      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.
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      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.
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      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.
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      Executive Director Kim Medina showed support in a political meeting with Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland's 5th Congressional District and Congressman Adriano Espaillat of New York's 13th Congressional District. The union's leader is devoted in continuing talks to further the involvement and appreciation of her membership.
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      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.
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      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.
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      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.
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    • November 21, 2018
  • District Council 1707, AFSCME

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