Providing Service to NYC’s Most Vulnerable Populations
We’ve all read the headlines: “NYC Homeless Would Rather Risk The Streets Than Hellish Shelter System” (Daily News, March 16, 2016); “Stringer Charges ACS Putting Kids At Risk” (The Chief, June 20, 2016); “Orders Less School Discipline” (NY Post, July 21, 2016).We know the stories behind the headlines only too well: 60,042 homeless — including 23,213 homeless children; 55,000 investigations a year of suspected child abuse and neglect by the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS); Over 4,000 youth awaiting court trials are housed in ACS detention centers annually. And the nearly one million children in our public schools.
Director of Political Action and Legislation and Recording Secretary on Local 237’s Executive Board
During the 2016 legislative session, several pieces of legislation were enacted or passed that are beneficial to Teamsters Local 237 and organized labor.
A bill that would allow those who served in the military to buy pension credits was enacted. This bill was sponsored by Senator William Larkin (S.7160) and Assembly Member Amy Paulin (A.9531). Under this law, after five years of work for a municipality or the state, veterans are eligible to purchase up to three years’ pension credit. Veterans will be able to do this regardless of where or when they served. Previously, this option was only available if the veteran served in a combat role during specified conflicts.
Provee servicio a las poblaciones más vulnerables de Nueva York
La clase graduanda de Septiembre 2016, con felicitaciones de parte de familiares y amistades en la ceremonia en John Jay College. Estos 40 cadetes se unirán a oficiales de DHS que recientemente se graduaron en Junio y Julio.
Hemos leído en primera plana: “Los Desamparados en NYC Prefieren Arriesgarse en las Calles Que en Los Peligrosos Asilos” (Daily News, Marzo 16, 2016); “Stringer Acusa a ACS de Poner Niños en Riesgo” (The Chief, Junio 20, 2016) “De Blasio Ordena Menos Disciplina Escolar” (NY Post, Julio 21, 2016).