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The Librarians' Guild, AFSCME Local 2626, has submitted a resolution for consideration by AFSCME delegates at the upcoming International Union Convention in Boston, starting July 16.

AFSCME District Council 36 members and staff were out in droves at the Los Angeles City Hall rally organized by the Los Angeles labor movement (shoutout to the LA County Fed).

Check out these photos of Council 36 members showing that they're sticking to the union. These workers, in diverse lines of work for a variety of local government employers.

A MESSAGE FROM COUNCIL 36 INTERIM DIRECTOR TRIS CARPENTER:

AFSCME Sisters and Brothers --

The votes are in! AFSCME District Council 36, based on recommendations of our member-driven Political and Legislative Action Committee (PLAC), took positions on a variety of races across the state in the Primary Election on June 5, 2018. We won victories all over the map. Working people going door-to-door, phone-banking and turning out the vote had a major impact. 

AFSCME District Council 36 will be the meeting ground of environmentally minded labor unions in an exciting new project, Labor Network for Sustainability- Los Angeles, on July 28, 2018.

The Executive Board of AFSCME District Council 36 is very pleased to announce the appointment of Council 36 Interim Executive Director Tris Carpenter, effective immediately. Tris, who has over 25 years of experience in the Labor Movement and a dozen years in AFSCME, previously served as Council 36’s Organizing Director. 

At a recent Los Angeles City Budget and Finance Committee hearing, dozens of AFSCME members and residents showed up to make their "park pride" clear as City budget officials deliberate on restoration of services for the next fiscal year.

An icon of the Los Angeles labor movement, longtime AFSCME District Council 36 Executive Director Cheryl Parisi has announced her retirement.  Parisi will be leaving at the end of May after serving AFSCME for 40 years, including at the helm of Council 36 for the last 16 years. 

Under Parisi's Council 36 leadership, the union became a flagship AFSCME affiliate, recognized for achievements in virtually every aspect of labor representation.  The ranks of Council 36 also grew from 14,000 members to nearly 25,000 during her tenure.

AFSCME Local 685 (LA County Probation Officers) under President Kent Swift, hosted a luminary last week at a general membership meeting: the Rev. James Lawson, an icon of the civil rights movement. 

Everyone appeared mesmerized by the presence of Rev. Lawson, who delivered the invocation before speaking about the plight of the homeless and poor.  He spoke about the need for everyone to "aggressively" work to alleiviate the suffering of poor people and ensure the homeless are sheltered -- because the alternative, he warned, is to commit a sin.

A broad coalition of community groups, clergy and labor spoke on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall today at a successful media event to hold Mayor Garcetti accountable for pledges he has made but not delivered upon -- namely the restoration of City services that were slashed drastically in the Great Recession. The event, organized by the Fix LA Coalition, immediately followed the Mayor's State of the City address