Social Service Employees Union (SSEU) Local 371 is part of District Council 37 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFL-CIO). The Union represents workers employed by New York City in a large number of titles, mainly in the social service professions
Local 371 has a long-standing relationship with the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies and its predecessor, The Murphy Institute. SSEU President Anthony Wells serves on the Labor and Community Advisory Board of SLU. The Union offers the Charles Ensley Scholarship in memory of the former SSEU leader and his vision for worker justice and social progress.