25th Biennial Convention a Smashing Success!

From October 13th to October 15th, 2017, Council 36 marked our 25th Biennial Convention in Pala, CA. The convention celebrated our silver anniversary since Council 36 was chartered, and celebrates a history of victories for our members.  The theme of the convention is "WON'T GO BACK,"  signifying our determination not to let the Janus Supreme Court case or continued Right to Work threats further topple worker rights that we have won with blood, sweat and tears over the decades.

Pres. Lee Saunders of AFSCME International spoke forcefully to this theme in calling this a "do or die moment" for public service workers and unions in his keynote speech on Oct. 14.  (More will be posted about his speech and other highlights in the coming days, so check back soon!)

We were also privileged to have legendary  labor leader and civil rights activist Bill Lucy address the Council 36 delegates, reinforcing the theme that AFSCME can survive and even thrive with concerted one on one organizing in our Local Unions.

The CA State Labor Federation's Art Pulaski reminded the delegates that no war was won without grit, and that we as labor activists have what it takes to beat back our enemies. 

Please note: Convention coverage, additional photos, and updates are also being posted at:  www.facebook.com/AFSCME36 and https://www.facebook.com/pg/AFSCME36/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1502468339837555