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Got a stooge of a supervisor that likes to ride the guys hard or blow smoke up at upper managements' stink hole?  Do these individuals run the workplace like their personal fiefdom and oppress the

Injuries, workers compensation issues, work stress due to accomodations can be detrimental to your mental and physical health.  Sometimes it's just better when you can get the proper legal advice a

For those that were not present at tonight's monthly general meeting, it was annouced that our contract was presented to the Board of Supervisors and has been approved on March 5th 2019.  What this

Great news everyone, Local 119 has officially started a scholarship fund for its active members or immediate family.  If you were present at tonight's meeting on 2/7/2019 it was discussed and the criteria was provided to all general members present.  This is one of the benefits that Local 119 members will be enjoying that has been created to provide added value to your membership within our local.  Along with this newly established scholarship fund which will be rewarded annually in May and in November, AFSCME International also provides "Free College Benefit" for its active members.  Pleas

It's official!  AFSCME Local 119 now has its own official website.  

We encourage you to check back regularly to learn more about your union, upcoming events, and activities. We also welcome submissions from union members like you.  Send us photos with captions of you and your co-workers on the job and we will feature them.  We also encourage your feedback and article ideas. 

Check back soon for contact information for our website administrator if you have anything you would like to submit onto the website.

The choppy 17-second video, taken on his GoPro camera, shows the yellow and orange flames lighting up a black night through the truck’s windshield. Determined to get out of the path of the blaze where he was stationed, away from the billowing smoke and barricades, he calculates the danger of driving too fast and swerving round the downed power lines.

It's all in the line of service -- though few would guess his job is as a vehicle mechanic.

LOS ANGELES — As fires burned in Northern and Southern California and the death toll continued to rise; as smoke engulfed nearby cities, prompting health warnings to stay indoors; and as survivors relocated to makeshift camps and hoped for the best, the best often came from public service workers.

And that included AFSCME members like Francisco “Frankie” Martinez, a 39-year-old Los Angeles County Fire Department worker and member of AFSCME Local 119 (District Council 36).

Fire Mechanics have high exposure to the same toxins as firefighters, yet do not have the same legal protections. 

AFSCME Local 119 members want to end the double standard.

We are calling all fire service automotive repair mechanics statewide to join forces and demand legislation that protects ALL fire dept. workers.

 Join fire mechanics, public health advocates, and community and labor partners to help create solutions as part of a coalition to demand an end to unfair double standards on occupational cancer.