Local 1549 and the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) are collaborating to provide members with an exciting opportunity to enroll in a certificate or degree program at our School.  SLU certificates and degrees are a valuable educational and professional credential for workers in the public sector, and between your Local 1549/DC 37 benefits and CUNY SLU scholarships, eligible members of 1549 could complete their education at SLU with little, to no cost.  CUNY SLU offers a world-class faculty of renowned scholars and expert practitioners in the fields of public administration and public policy, healthcare administration, community leadership, and urban and labor studies. Join the dozens of 1549 members who have completed certificates and degrees at CUNY SLU, and certificate courses transfer into our degree programs.

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  • Local 1549 Ronnie Harris Memorial Scholarship Awards $1,500 in scholarships to a select number of members and member children annually.
  • DC 37’s Ed Fund offers eligible members $915 annual tuition reimbursement.
  • The DC 37 Ed Fund now covers four courses within Labor Studies; in the Labor Certificate, Labor M.A., or Urban B.A. with Labor Studies Track.
  • CUNY SLU awards generous scholarships for adult learners and public sector workers.

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