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  • Behavioral Health Resources

    We've added a page to the site that lists all of the behavioral health resources available to members and their families in one place. The programs include telephone, inpatient, outpatient and online help, apps, screenings and more. If you need these services or just want to learn more, visit our new page. You can also find a link in the navigation bar.

  • NYSC IUOE License Plates!

    Consider purchasing a NYSC IUOE custom plate for any car for you, your family, staff, etc. registered in New York State. These plates can be personalized as well.

    The initial cost of the custom plate is $60.00 with a renewal fee of $31.25 each year. If you wish to personalize this plate, the cost is $91.25 per plate with a renewal fee of $62.50 each year. (Your vehicle registration is a separate cost).

    You can purchase the plates and learn more at the Department of Motor Vehicles site.

     

  • Affordable Housing Opportunity (1)

    There's a lottery open now for affordable housing on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Please click on this link for more information on how to apply (https://www.fetner.com/AH345/). The deadline to apply is March 11, 2021.


  • James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

    Attention Members:

    If you were south of Houston Street between 9/11/01 - 7/31/02 (for any reason) you may be entitled to free healthcare and compensation.

    Registration deadlines vary, but there is an important one coming up on July 29, 2021, so the time is now to find out whether you should register to protect your rights.

    Please review the below information about the potential benefits available to you, as well as Local 94's steadfast support for these programs.

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    Local 94 supports The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which was originally passed in 2010, was reauthorized in 2015, and permanently extended in 2019 (and renamed as the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act). This act provides for medical monitoring and treatment (through the World Trade Center Health Program) as well as compensation for 9/11 responders and survivors made sick by their exposure to toxins in the aftermath of 9/11 (through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund).

    To ensure that the programs in the act live up to their promise, the 9/11 Health Watch was created as an independent watch group. 9/11 Health Watch is monitoring the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) to address any lapses in the delivery of services. In addition, they advocate for changes that might be needed to ensure that the programs fulfill their mission. Finally, they make sure that responders, survivors, and their families have the information they need on these programs. 9/11 Health Watch Inc. was created, along with its advocacy sister organization, Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act, by the unions and groups that fought so hard to get the law passed. They are dedicated to making sure that the goal of providing quality medical care and compensation for injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors, many of whom are union members, is met.

    You may be eligible for both free healthcare and compensation if between September 11, 2001 and July 31, 2002 you were present:

    • Anywhere in Lower Manhattan, south of Houston Street (working, living, attending school, etc.)
    • At Ground Zero
    • At the Staten Island Fresh Kills Landfill
    • In any area related to, or along, debris removal routes (piers, barges, etc.)
    • In areas where WTC-contaminated vehicles or equipment were cleaned or rehabilitated.
    • At the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City or temporary morgues.

    Conditions eligible for free healthcare and compensation include almost all cancers, respiratory illnesses, lung diseases, sleep apnea, and GERD (persistent heartburn). Families of those who have passed away and suffered from a 9/11-related condition during their lifetime may also be eligible for compensation.

    The attorneys at Pitta & Baione LLP focus on representing 9/11 victims. They will offer free consultations to determine eligibility for both the WTCHP and VCF. You may visit their website at 911benefits.com or contact them by telephone at (212) 658-1766 or (844) WTC-COMP.

    Download the attached flier for more information.

    Although the WTCHP and VCF have been permanently extended, there still are critical filing deadlines to demonstrate eligibility and receive benefits, including the upcoming July 29, 2021 deadline, which isfinal deadline for the following groups of victims:

    1. Claims on behalf of those who passed away prior to July 29, 2019.
    2. Anyone who was certified by the WTC Health Program prior to July 29, 2019.

    The July 29 deadline is significant because it marks the end of a lookback period which allowed for revival of previously untimely claims.

     

  • RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY ALERT IN NYC BOROUGHS

    We have been notified by the NYPD that a recent rash of burglaries has occurred across New York City’s five boroughs. The point of entry is usually in rear windows with air conditioners being pushed in or rear windows left unlocked. Please follow these important safety tips: 

    • Window Air Conditioners - Air conditioners should be properly secured to the window opening to prevent from being pushed in or pulled out.
    • Fire Escape Windows – Install Fire Department approved safety gate.
    • Window Locking Procedures - All windows should be closed and locked.
    • Opened Windows - Avoid sleeping with your windows open. If you can’t, secure the windows so they cannot be opened to allow access to a person.
    • Suspicious Persons - If strangers are seen in the building, on the rooftops, or on the fire escapes: PLEASE CALL 911. 

    Other Safety Tips:

    • Door Buzzer - Do not buzz people into your building unless you are absolutely sure of the visitor’s identity.
    • Piggybacking - Do not hold the lobby door open for a stranger.
    • Door Locks - Equip your door with a deadbolt or deadbolt lock. The lock should have a highly pick-resistant cylinder protected with a metal cylinder guard plate.
    • Door Viewer - Never automatically open your door to strangers. Use a wide-angle peephole. Do not open your door even with the chain latch. A chain latch provides a false sense of security and can easily be defeated by kicking the door.
    • Suspicious Persons - If strangers are seen in the building, on the rooftops, or on the fire escapes: PLEASE CALL 911.
    • Security Survey - An NYPD Crime Prevention Specialist will visit your home to conduct a free security survey and provide a written report with recommendations to improve the existing security of your premise.

     

  • COVID-19 Resources for School Division Members

    Visit these web pages for important updates and information for School Division members during the COVID-19 emergency.

  • COVID-19 Member Reference Guide

    Local 94 has put together list of resources to help members during the national coronavirus emergency.

  • COVID-19 Employer Resource Guide

    Local 94 has put together list of resources to help employers during the national coronavirus emergency.

  • LOCAL 94 CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL BUSINESS AND MEMBERS ARE ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES

    Governor Cuomo's Executive Order considers Local 94 to be an "Essential Business" and its members to be "Essential Employees".  Please be sure you have your Union ID card when you are going to work.  If you have any further questions, please contact your Business Representative.

  • Reminder: Union Dues

    Please note, effective January 1, 2020, the maximum monthly dues are $95.68. Dues for 40 hour contracted work weeks are calculated by multiplying the hourly rate x 2.50; for 35 hour contracted work week hourly rate x $2.20; for 37 1/2 hour contracted work week hourly rate x $2.36, up to a maximum of $95.68. When the hourly rate increases, the dues increase, up to the maximum monthly dues. 

    Please be sure you have properly adjusted the withholding amount for dues effective January 1, 2020.

    If you have any questions, please call the Union Office at 212-245-7040.

     

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