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A strong majority of the candidates endorsed by AFSCME District Council 36, AFSCME California and the LA County F

Happy Halloween from AFSCME Locals 3090 and 2626, seen here paying tribute to the famous Woody Guthrie folksong about that fearless union maid who never was afraid...  

LA Superior Court employees represented by AFSCME and SEIU joined forces to rally for a fair contract on October 18.

AFSCME members employed in a variety of professional and supervisory jobs for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts overwhelmingly agree that they should keep fighting for a fair and equitable contract, more than a year after negotiations began.
Such were the results of a survey circulated to several hundred rank and file members of the LACSD units recently, asking if they would support accepting a management proposal that falls well short of expectations.  The results show fully 75% of the members say

There comes a time when you have to make a choice about what you’re willing to take. For Los Angeles City employees who have been more than patient over months of contract negotiations, now is that time. Unfortunately, despite all of their best efforts at reaching an agreement, City negotiators are still refusing to settle a fair deal.

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

Los Angeles City workers and community-based organizations fighting for the restoration of services has ratcheted up their campaign. As seen in this photo taken at a City Hall action last week, AFSCME Local 2626 members (wearing green, at left) admire a banner produced by the Fix LA Coalition.

The message speaks to Mayor Garcetti's pledge, still far from fulfilled, to create 5,000 good civil service jobs. The June 30, 2018 deadline for that to happen has come and gone.

Exciting news! AFSCME District Council 36 has chosen a new Interim Executive Director, Brother Darrin Spann.  

Brother Spann, who is pictured on the right in this photo, hails from Philly, and has a long history in AFSCME, starting as a rank-and-file member who moved up the ranks and served on the Executive Board of his local for nearly a dozen years before being hired as staff by the International Union in 1999. He also has experience with Council 36 and knows many familiar faces here.

It wasn't easy, but their fight paid off with yesterday's historic adoption of a first union contract

The Long Beach Transit Supervisors, represented by Council 36, were ecstatic to see the agency's board of directors unanimously approve their contract on Aug. 27 – three long years after the employees elected to unionize for better pay and benefits. 

AFSCME Local 127 won an enormous legal victory over the City of San Diego some days ago related to the City-sponsored local ballot measure, Proposition B.  This neasure stripped many of our members of hard-earned retirement security by replacing guaranteed pensions with 401(k)-style retirement plans for all newly hired city employees except police officers. Prop. B also froze wage increases for five years. 

AFSCME District Council 36 urges every worker to get out there on Labor Day and to show your union pride. Wear green, bring signs and make noise!

Let’s show the enemies of working people that Janus only makes us stronger! 

If your Local is going and would like to send pictures in real time from the parade, please send them to erica@afscme36.org