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The City of Commerce saw the power of workers standing together at a City Council meeting on March 5, when AFSCME Local 773 members packed the house, demanding equitable treatment, affordable healt

Thanks to the bargaining success of AFSCME negotiators, thousands of Los Angeles County employees in Council 36 Local Unions will be receiving cost-of-living (COLA) increases of 2 percent, effectiv

In an ambitious statewide campaign to organize child care workers, Council 36 is standing with AFSCME's United Domestic Workers union and other labor groups to bring collective bargaining power to

The AFSCME District Council 36 family keeps growing! 

We have just received official notification that we are now the labor representative of the El Camino Charter High School Classified Staff. El Camino is the second unionized charter school located in the San Fernando Valley that we represent.

In addition, we just won a landslide affiliation election in the City of Chino, where the Chino Public Works employees voted to join AFSCME.

We will be convening their respective bargaining committees and preparing to begin bargaining over the coming weeks and months.

Both AFSCME Local Unions representing the employees of the City of Compton joined a holiday parade last week, where they marched and held a custom-made banner for the occasion.  It was an opportunity not only to get into the holiday spirt, but to show their civic pride and labor pride.

Pictured: Locals 3947 (Compton's rank and file employees) and 2325 (Compton Management Employees).

Don't let its size fool you.

When it comes to labor rights, the City of Hawaiian Gardens is tiny, but mighty. 

Hawaiian Gardens is the smallest city in Los Angeles County, just under one square mile, and has about 80 employees.  It is also one of only a handful of Southland cities in which both the rank and file workers and the managers belong  to the same union,  AFSCME Local 3624.

Council 36's Organizing Dept. launched an exciting new Volunteer Member Organizing (VMO) progam at a morning-long workshop in San Dimas on March 2, which was timed to coincide with an important local election in nearby Glendora.  

Under the auspices of the Council 36 Organizing Department, the VMO training was geared to training a cross-section of rank and file leaders from Council 36's locals and teaching them practical skills to become effective organizers in their own right.

A federal court has ruled in favor of working families and against wealthy special interests in Danielson v. AFSCME Council 28, a case out of Washington state.  

LOS ANGELES — As fires burned in Northern and Southern California and the death toll continued to rise; as smoke engulfed nearby cities, prompting health warnings to stay indoors; and as survivors relocated to makeshift camps and hoped for the best, the best often

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is trying to force a raw deal on AFSCME members and other partners in the Coalition of County Unions (CCU). But Council 36 is fighting back!

We are rolling out a comprehensive strategy to dramatically increase the pressure on the County to settle a fair contract on behalf of thousands of AFSCME members in the Choices benefits plan.

A Message from Interim Executive Director Darrin Spann

Sisters and Brothers:

With Thanksgiving upon us, allow me to wish you and your loved ones all a joyous holiday and a bountiful feast. We are an extended family in AFSCME, inextricably tied together in the struggle for worker justice and fairness for all.