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Did you know that the boss cannot question you without your union representative present? It’s your right as a union member!


 

The 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery, Alabama, marches that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act are an important part of this year’s celebration of Black History Month.


 

Council 36’s Political and Legislative Action Committee (PLAC) hosted a Los Angeles City Council forum on February 12 to provide meet-and-greet opportunities on behalf of AFSCME members tasked with evaluating candidates for Union endorsement consideration. PLAC Co-Chair Jason Stinnett chaired the forum.

Local 800 members working at Jewish Vocational Service (JVS-GAIN) have overwhelmingly ratified a milestone new contract. The contract included first-ever attendance and longevity bonuses, increases to flex-time, improvements in training of new hires, and fully employer-paid individual health insurance premiums, in addition to a 1.5% across-the-board raise.

If you haven’t yet heard of “Abood,” it’s time to start paying attention. This 40-year-old landmark Supreme Court decision (Abood v. Detroit), sanctioned the right of unions in 1977 to collect “Agency Shop” fees from non-members whom they were legally required to represent – so that everyone, in effect, was forced to pay his/her fair share

The 2015 AFSCME Women’s Leadership Academy will be held from June to December of this year.


 

AFSCME honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy each and every day in advocating for the rights and dignity of working men and women. Read more >>>

AFSCME member and former California state Sen. Norma Torres is a new member of the U.S. House of Representatives after being sworn in Jan. 6. She handily won election in November, gaining more than 63 percent of the vote.

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