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Council 36 and Countless Labor Allies Endorse Sheila Kuehl for Board of Supervisors.

It is way past time Congress understood that women's issues are not an afterthought but are of critical importance to the economic health and well-being of our nation.


 

Kudos to the San Diego City Council, which on August 18 overrode a veto from Mayor Kevin Faulconer on the City’s new “earned sick days and minimum wage ordinance.”

Pasadena City Employees packed Pasadena's City Hall to protest against unfair treatment. 

The Torrance City Council approved a one-time, $261,000 payout last week to Torrance city employees represented by Local 1117  and two smaller unions as part of a new labor agreement.

After 5 months of intensive lobbying and campaigning to hold Wall Street Banks accountable, Fix LA, a labor and community coalition, has reached a major milestone.

On Tuesday, August 12, 2014, Fix LA (FixLA.org), a labor and community coalition stood with Teamsters' 99 Crossing Guards on the first day of school to demand the LA City Council protect hundreds of thousands of students and restore public service jobs by increasing the number of crossing guards at elementary in LAUD.

This November, AFSCME will work overtime to support candidates who will protect collective bargaining rights, preserve retirement security, and ensure that every American has decent health care coverage.


 

Read between the lines, because Charles Koch's toxic vision for our country is still evident.


 

Opponents of labor unions were rubbing their hands gleefully earlier this summer when the Supreme Court ruled that home care workers didn't have to pay "fair share" fees. But our union is a testament to the power of collective action.


 

In a major victory for tens of thousands of workers employed by the City of Los Angeles, the Employee Relations Board (ERB) on July 28 effectively nullified an unlawful “two tier” pension policy that the City adopted in 2012 and unilaterally implemented.

The 41st International Convention came to a close last week, and we left energized and inspired by what we saw.

We asked AFSCME members to share their talent on stage at the 41st International Convention and the results were amazing.


 

Los Angeles City unions today will assert a dramatic new approach to collective bargaining that goes beyond labor contracts to include collaborating with community organizations in a drive to "Fix LA." In addition to bargaining for their members on wages, hours, and working conditions, the new alliance will seek to bargain over the root causes of inequality and lack of a serious community voice in meeting neighborhood needs.

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