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Among the 2017 winners of the AFSCME Family Scholarship, awarded annually to graduating high school seniors, is Silver Ballardo, a student from Cerritos High School.

Growing up, Silver Ballardo saw how the union supported her family and her father, AFSCME member and current Local 2229 President Anthony Ballardo.

In her essay, she tells the story of how AFSCME protected her father’s job following a serious injury at work. When administrators started discussing plans of a settlement and releasing him from the job, turning to AFSCME changed the course.

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Hotsheet: Volume 2 Issue 3

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On Saturday, April 15, the Los Angeles County Democratic Party honored AFSCME Council 36 President Alice Goff with the Miguel Contreras Leadership Award at their 2017 John F. Kennedy Awards.

In addition to serving as President of AFSCME District Council 36, Alice Goff is currently the Treasurer of AFSCME Local 3090 (Los Angeles City Clerical and Support Service workers) and served as the President of the local for 22 years. Under her leadership, Local 3090 secured protections for victims of domestic violence in the workplace.

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After many months of negotiations, AFSCME Local 143 (Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles employees) won its fight for a fair contract! Read more >>>

It’s not every day that a worker gets fired with what Management calls “highly damaging” videotaped evidence -- and then gets his job back. But that’s what happened in recent days, in Local 127 (City of San Diego employees). A long-time City worker had been terminated in late December, so he brought his case to Local 127 President Rodney Fowler, with an appeal for help. Brother Fowler had seen the video and knew he would have a challenge – but he dove right in. Read more >>>

Diverse array of marchers will take to the streets to counteract policies and rhetoric that threaten ordinary families and American values.

Los Angeles -- The broad-based labor-community-clergy May Day Coalition of Los Angeles, a network of nearly 60 organizations from across Southern California, including the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 36, announced plans on Tuesday to hold a massive march and rally on Monday, May 1, 2017, under the banner of "Resist Los Angeles.”

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Council 36 welcomes the staff of the Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) as our newest affiliate. A legal aid organization based in LA, its workers have now gained a voice in decisions affecting their jobs. Read more >>>

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