Mechanics Test Training Classes

Members: FREE
Non-members: $25

Thurs., March 23 — 5 - 8 p.m.
Thurs., March 30 — 5 - 8 p.m.
O'Neill's Restaurant, 64-21 53rd Drive, Maspeth

You MUST register by sending an email with your full name, cell phone number, and personal email address to

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Income Tax Benefit

Members who wish to take advantage of Local 246’s income Tax benefit must do so by April 18, 2023. The benefit is administered by the accounting firm of Wendel-Walowitz Associates, LLC and is available to both Active and Retired dues-paying members. The fee starts at $100 and includes Federal Form 1040, Schedules A and B and the NYS Tax Return. Other forms and schedules will incur an additional charge. If you are interested in using this benefit, please call Wendel-Walowitz at 212.682.6003.

Kowalski Post
Sat., Feb. 4, 11, 25 and Sat., March 11, 25

Long Island (68 South Service Rd., Suite 100, Melville, NY)
Thurs. Feb. 9, Sat. Feb. 18, Tues. Feb. 28, Sat. March 4, Wed. March 8, Fri. March 17, Thurs. March 23, and Sat. April 1 

Apply Now for the Lawrence Komnick Memorial Scholarships

Applications for active dues-paying members to apply for the Lawrence Komnick Memorial Scholarship Award are now available here.  Applications must be completed and postmarked by April 28, 2023.

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Shoe Vouchers for Active Members

ALL Active dues-paying members may be reimbursed up to $75 toward the expense incurred for one pair of work-related shoes purchase AT ANY STORE. Reimbursement will apply to shoes purchased Jan. 1 — May 31, 2023. Claim must be submitted by June 15, 2023. Claim forms will be mailed to Active members by the end of January. 

2023 Membership Cards

2023 Membership Cards for active members will be mailed out with the Jan-Feb IMPACT newsletter at the beginning of February. Retiree cards will also be ready in early February and sent out at that time to those retirees who have paid their 2023 dues.

World Trade Center Presumption Filing Deadline Extended

For NYSLRS members who participated in the World Trade Center rescue, recovery or cleanup efforts, the deadline to reserve your rights under the World Trade Center Presumption Law has been extended. The new deadline is Sept.11, 2026.

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New York City Local 246


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Who We Are

NEW YORK CITY LOCAL 246 Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC

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.

Mission Statement

To unite all members of the skilled trades, employed by the City of New York and related agencies, for their mutual welfare, protection and advancement regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or age.

To work for the establishment and maintenance of fair wages, hours, working conditions, civil-service classification, and the good and welfare of our members.

To foster and promote a better understanding between our members and the public. 

History of our Union

New York City SEIU Local 246

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 that union is the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

SEIU Local 246 received its charter on Nov. 14, 1952, when we started with about 10 members. The original goals of fighting for members’ rights and workplace safety are still our goals after all these years. Today, Local 246 represents members in 19 titles.

The History of the Union Movement

Throughout our history, the labor movement has accomplished a lot. If you get weekends off or overtime pay, thank the union members who fought for those rights. None of our movement’s achievements would have happened without the effort, organization and advocacy of our brothers and sisters. But injustice still runs amok. We must look to the past not only for inspiration, but for the tools we need to continue the fight. Read More >

Titles We Represent


Machinist | Machinist Helper | Carriage Upholsterer | Marine Maintenance Mechanic | Motor Grader Operator | Oil Burner Specialist | Sheet Metal Worker | Sign Painter/Letterer | Supervisor Sheetmetal Workers


  • Auto Body Worker | Auto Electrician | Auto Machinist | Auto Mechanic |            Auto Mechanic Diesel | Auto Service Worker Level 1 & Level 2 | Rubber Tire Repairer

Where We Work










Other City Agencies*

*Other City Agencies
Department of Education / Department of Correction / Department of Environmental Protection / Parks / H+H / Housing Authority / HRA / Department of Health / Board of Higher Education / DCAS / Administration for Children's Services / Department of Homeless Services

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  • PHONE: 212.233.0616
  • FAX: 212.385.1859
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