|AFSCME District Council 36|
You don't want to miss Council 36's Annual Communications Workshop. This year's theme is "Never Quit", alligning with the International Union's new branding campaign. The event will provide you with essential tools to influence the media, elected officials, and friends and neighbors.
Date: 10am-4pm, Saturday, June 11, 2016.
Mark your calendars and buy your tickets today for Labor United for Universal Healthcare’s 2016 Summer Garden Party: Celebrating 10 Years of Healthcare Justice!
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Cities across California deserve to see leadership that places strong values over the status quo, creates a pathway to the middle class, and creates opportunities so everyone has a chance at realizing the American Dream.
Review our lists of endorsements and get out to VOTE!Read more >>>
Attn: All Local Union Leaders:
AFSCME District Council 36 Local Unions should be preparing to nominate and elect delegates for the 42nd AFSCME International Convention in Las Vegas (July 18-22, 2016).
For detailed information on the convention, please go to: http://2016.afscme.org/
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CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE WHO FOUGHT TO #FIXLA! Great achievement for ALL Angelenos! Mayor Eric Garcetti held a press conference on the steps of LA City Hall April 28, to announce the launching of a historic program to give good civil service job opportunities to underrepresented residents. This event formalizes the landmark workforce and service restoration program that grew out of bargaining, and will create 5,000 public service jobs by 2018. Read more >>>
In just a few weeks, Californians will be voting in the state’s June 7 presidential and regular statewide primaries. Following is some basic information, including who can vote in which primary; a description of the sole statewide ballot measure (Prop 50); offices on the ballot; and important dates leading to the general election. (Courtesy of Jeff Book, Treasurer of AFSCME Local 3339/West Hollywood) Read more >>>
Why Everyone Should Pay Their “Fair Share” Fees
The collection of fair share fees by public sector unions was unanimously allowed in the 1977 ruling of Abood v. Detroit Board of Education. Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al., which was the latest assault on the middle class perpetrated by corporate interests, revisited the Abood ruling. Ultimately, the goal of this case was to silence the voices of workers seeking fairness on the job. The US Supreme Court on March 29, 2016 ruled in a tie vote to let Abood stand. But threats to this landmark workers' right continue to make their way through the courts.
Confused? No problem. AFSCME has released this video that simply explains what fair share fees really mean.
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