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Hundreds of thousands of Walmart workers struggle to afford basic necessities, even though they have a job. That’s why, on Black Friday, AFSCME members and thousands of others across the country will join Walmart workers like Martha and John Paul to protest Walmart’s treatment of its employees.


 

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Make sure your family celebration includes these union-made products.

Click here to view/download a PDF of the results of races and measures on which Council 36 took official positions!

Thousands of Los Angeles City employees, AFSCME members, and labor and community partners in the “Fix LA” coalition took to the streets on October 28 for the second time since the Coalition of LA City Unions launched its contract bargaining campaign in July.

Local 830, the Agricultural Weights & Measures Inspectors Employee Representation Unit, has passed an important new state law with the strong backing of Council 36 and AFSCME’s Sacramento office. AB 1175, which was signed by the Governor on September 26, prohibits the state Secretary of Agriculture from entering into contracts with L.A. County for agricultural inspector services unless 75 percent of associate inspectors are permanent employees. Read more >>>

Council 36 endorsed candidate, Sheila Kuehl, wins LA County supervisor race.

Governor Brown has signed into law AB 634, a bill sponsored by AFSCME and lobbied heavily by the ADDA. Assembly Majority Whip Jimmy Gomez (D – Echo Park) authored the bill, which makes it easier for public safety professionals (such as DDAs) to protect the confidentiality of their home address and telephone number.

This new video features Local 127 President Frank Pitarro (City of San Diego employees) announcing an innovative joint labor-management program in the City of San Diego that gives workers the opportunity to create new budget savings and to win cash prizes for successful initiatives.

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