New York City Local 246

Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC

Download the LOCAL 246 UNION STRONG mobile app

Have you downloaded the new Union Strong mobile app? It’s easy to install on your smart phone and will enable you to receive important notifications from Local 246. This is one of the labor movement’s latest technological advances and how we will be notifying members of news regarding meetings, contract and benefit updates, COVID-19 policies, emergencies and so much more. CLICK HERE for all the information on how to download, set up, and start receiving regular updates. This is a FREE app for members and retirees.



New York City SEIU Local 246 is the certified bargaining unit for more than 1,600 active and 900 retired members who maintain and repair one of the largest non-military motor fleets in the world – more than 30,000 vehicles for New York City’s 20 different agencies, such as Police, Fire, Sanitation and Highway. Our largest group of members is Auto Mechanics, but we represent members in 19 different titles in just as many agencies throughout the five boroughs and beyond.

Three unions originally represented members of the Auto Trades in New York City. The intense rivalry between them lead to one union’s triumph, then known as the Building Service International Union, today known as the Service Employee International Union (SEIU).

Local 246 received its charter on November 14, 1952, when we started with about 10 members. The original goal of fighting for members’ rights and workplace safety is still our goal after all these years. Today, Local 246 represents members in the following titles:

Auto Mechanic – Auto Body Worker – Auto Machinist – Auto Machinist Diesel – Auto Service Worker Levels 1 & 2 – Carriage Upholsterer – Door Check Repairer/Door Stop Maintainer – Electrician (Automobile) – Machinist – Machinist Helper – Marine Maintenance Mechanic Levels 1&2 – Motor Grade Operator – Oil Burner Specialist – Rubber Tire Repairer – Tractor Operator – Sheet Metal Worker – Letterer & Sign Painter – Supervisor Door Check Repairer – Supervisor Door Stop Maintainer – Supervisor Sheet Metal Worker

Managing the Return to the Office in the Age of COVID-19

This document is a compilation of information from across government and industry. It can be used as a framework for agencies’ consideration as they continue to manage and expand their on-site operations during this time while reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This guidance is grounded in the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s key actions for preventing COVID-19 transmission.

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