Sanitation Districts Employees Commit to Never Quit

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 their union should reject that proposal, which denies them their vested pension rights; an additional 70% say they would support taking a strike authorization vote.  The union will continue to reach out to management to propose solutions in their ongoing commitment to winning a fair and equitable contract, according to Steve Koffroth, Field Director for AFSCME District Council 36.  
Still, equipped with such unambiguous results, the union bargainng team will be sending a strong message to their employer that they will not back down from what they deserve.  More than 80 percent of the total membership voted in the survey.