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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 restorati

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 Local 685 (LA County Probation Officers) under President Kent Swift, hosted a luminary last week at a general membership meeting: the Rev.

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

A famus former staffer with AFSCME, US Rep. Jimmy Gomez, dropped by Council 36 last week to have an informal meeting with our members and describe what life is like as the most freshman member of Congress. Brother Gomez was elected to the state Assembly with our union's support, before moving on to the US Congress.  He said it has been a learning curve, transitioning from Sacramento to Washington, DC, but he is relishing the opportunity to establish new relationships, incuding with conservative lawmakers across the aisle.

A union man through and through,Tim Del Cambre has passed away. He will be greatly missed. 

The President of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3634, representing MTA Supervisors for the County of Los Angeles, Brother Del Cambre left an indelible mark. He led perhaps the most successful contract campaign ever in his local union, culminating in a 21% raise over five years for his members in July 2017. That contract won 99 percent ratification in a sign of the appreciation he earned from rank and file members.

On April 4, 1968 – half a century ago today – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s life was cut short in Memphis, where he was fighting for dignity and justice on behalf of  black sanitation workers in AFSCME. Today AFSCME honors this heritage. The struggle continues for every oppressed community; for every exploited worker; for every vulnerable resident; for the poor, for the disappearing middle class, and for equality and opportunity for all .

About one-thousand delegates, including labor and community allies, stood in solidarity at the Workers’ Congress held on Tuesday, March 13. The gathering at the Los Angeles Bonaventure Hotel downtown featured the historic swearing in of the LA County Fed's most diverse-ever Executive Board.

Injuries on the job are a serious matter! 

That’s why we are excited to announce a new program that the Coalition of LA City Unions (including six Council 36 Locals) has been hammering out with the City of Los Angeles to serve your needs in a difficult time.

Our “Alternate Dispute Resolution Agreement” is nearing completion, and aims to improve employer responsiveness with the following six goals in Worker’s Comp situations:

1.    Improve the quality and timeliness of medical care that an injured employee receives.

The statewide AFSCME California politial endorsement process kicked off at Council 36 on Saturday, March 10, as dozens of leaders and rank-and-file members of affiliated unions addressed gubanatorial hopefuls and other candidates on issues of importance to working families. Carson's Ana Meni, Council 36 Chair of the Political and Legislative Action Committee, Carmen Hayes-Walker, President of the 5,000-member LA City clerical and support Local 3090, and others asked prepared questions including:

On Tuesday, Feb. 27,  dozens of LA City  employees elected to represent their respective co-workers at the bargaining table packed a large auditorium in Griffith Park to kick off the new bargaining season. AFSCME Council 36 was among the six partner unions and 18 bargaining units represented in the Coalition of LA City Unions caucus.