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AFSCME District Council 36 supports the #UTLA strike, which began on Monday, January 14.

It has long been known that public sector employment lifts up black workers in particular.

The City of Glendora employees in AFSCME Local 3915 are partnering with City Hall to support the preservation of quality municipal services that were greatly slashed in recent y

They said Janus would kill us. But it only made AFSCME Stronger. 

In 2018, our union overcame brutal partisan legal attacks by reaching new members and building power.  AFSCME District Council 36 could not have done it without you.  

The Executive Board and Staff of Council 36 wish you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season and a New Year that brings even greater AFSCME member victories!

'Tis the season of good will, and a group of MTA Supervisors in AFSCME Local 3634 took the cue recently by supporting the mission of  the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

The Local's President Al Cromer and other union officers and members went to a food sorting center and helped to pack supplies that will be distributed to hungry, low-income and homeless Angelenos at shelters, churches and senior centers.  They packed over 1,900 boxes of cereal, rice, milk, tuna, and vegetables.

The AFSCME District Council 36 family keeps growing! 

We have just received official notification that we are now the labor representative of the El Camino Charter High School Classified Staff. El Camino is the second unionized charter school located in the San Fernando Valley that we represent.

In addition, we just won a landslide affiliation election in the City of Chino, where the Chino Public Works employees voted to join AFSCME.

We will be convening their respective bargaining committees and preparing to begin bargaining over the coming weeks and months.

Both AFSCME Local Unions representing the employees of the City of Compton joined a holiday parade last week, where they marched and held a custom-made banner for the occasion.  It was an opportunity not only to get into the holiday spirt, but to show their civic pride and labor pride.

Pictured: Locals 3947 (Compton's rank and file employees) and 2325 (Compton Management Employees).

Don't let its size fool you.

When it comes to labor rights, the City of Hawaiian Gardens is tiny, but mighty. 

Hawaiian Gardens is the smallest city in Los Angeles County, just under one square mile, and has about 80 employees.  It is also one of only a handful of Southland cities in which both the rank and file workers and the managers belong  to the same union,  AFSCME Local 3624.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is trying to force a raw deal on AFSCME members and other partners in the Coalition of County Unions (CCU). But Council 36 is fighting back!

We are rolling out a comprehensive strategy to dramatically increase the pressure on the County to settle a fair contract on behalf of thousands of AFSCME members in the Choices benefits plan.

A Message from Interim Executive Director Darrin Spann

Sisters and Brothers:

With Thanksgiving upon us, allow me to wish you and your loved ones all a joyous holiday and a bountiful feast. We are an extended family in AFSCME, inextricably tied together in the struggle for worker justice and fairness for all.

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.