• 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)

    Joan Morgan (Local 205)

    Lorraine Guest (Local 215)

    Carolyn Washington (Local 253)

    Margaret Glover (Local 389)

    Retirees Chapter

    Nancy Hudson

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      DC 1707 hosts Meet & Greet for renewed Committees!

      DC 1707 Executives invites our membership to a Mardi Gras style meet and Greet! This event will be held on Friday, January 26th 2018 from 6:30PM - 10:30PM. Food and refreshments will be available. Come and network with members of all locals and share ideas to enhance committees.
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      Council Political Volunteer Member Organizers Instrumental In Defeating Constitutional Convention

      Despite significant opposition, the NYS Constitutional Convention was defeated 83 percent to 17 percent.  The constitutional convention or Con Con is mandated by law every 20 years, most trade unionists and many progressives understood that if right wing forces were able to gain control of the convention, many rights and privileges taken for granted could be reduced or overturned.
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      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.
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      Executive Director Kim Medina cuts salary in half, vows trimmer union

      New DC 1707 Leader Takes Big Pay Cut, Vows Trimmer Union  Kim Medina, the new Executive Director of District Council 1707, and President Linda McPherson discuss what improvements they’d like to make for their members. Ms. Medina cut her job’s salary from $180,000 to $90,000.
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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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      District Council 1707 proudly welcomes all members to the Job Fair on Wednesday, December 20th 2017! We will have agencies from all locals. Please make sure to have an updated resume and ready to network with employers. If you have any further questions, please contact Glen Turnbull at 718.809.1017 or Yolanda Benjamin at 212.219.0022.
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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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      The NYS Constitution establishes the fundamental rights we enjoy as citizens of New York state, as public employees, and as retired public employees. A Constitutional Convention would become the vehicle to further the attacks on public education, unions and collective bargaining, pension security for retirees, and other basic rights and protections.
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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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      Members and Families Make Labor Day Parade Bounce Huge Crowd Demonstrates Gains in Outreach The day was bright and sunny.  No rain or sweltering heat predicted.  And they came. Excited for the present, preparing for the future.  More than 200 members and their families filled 5th Avenue for the annual Labor Day Parade.
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      District Council 1707 endorsed Mayor Bill de Blasio for a second term at the Medgar Evers Head Start Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn.  The Mayor has fulfilled campaign promises to expand community-based child care in the five boroughs. 
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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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      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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    • January 16, 2018
      Upcoming Events
      Central Labor Council (auditorium 8AM)
      Jan 16, 2018
      Delegates Assembly (auditorium)
      Jan 16, 2018
      Immigration Committee Meeting (4th Fl.) 6PM
      Jan 17, 2018
      Political Action Committee(PAC) Meeting
      Jan 18, 2018
      1st floor, auditorium 6:30PM 420 West 45th Street NY, NY 10036
      Local 205 Executive Board Meeting(4th Floor)
      Jan 19, 2018
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