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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

In a powerful endorsement of a Tentative Agreement that Compton city employee negotiators were able to reach with their employer at the bargaining table, the rank and file members of AFSCME Local 3947 voted to ratify this contract virtually unanimously, in a vote of 46 to 2, on Nov. 1.

Did you know that unions including AFSCME District Council 36 partnered with the City of LA to create a new Targeted Local Hiring program to give residents a chance at a civil service career in the city? The clock is ticking! We need services to be restored now – and the city still needs to hire a lot more residents to meet its goals! You’re invited to a Town Hall on October 24th to hold the City of Los Angeles accountable to their commitment to restore services and 5,000 jobs!

As part of the Political and Legislative Action Committee program, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla dropped by Council 36 in recent days to discuss new bills that would improve the state’s current voting system.

As part of Council 36’s member-driven Political and Legislative Action Committee (PLAC), a number of candidates were invited to introduce themselves in the race to serve as assembly member of the 51st district. The candidates: Luis Lopez, Wendy Carrillo, David Vela, Gabriel Sandoval, Ron Birnbaum, Mike Fong, and Alex De Ocampo, are all hoping to increase their viability by soliciting endorsements in labor, including AFSCME.

It had been an epic contract battle between Cerritos City workers in AFSCME Local 619 and a hostile Management team, eventually culminating in a tentative agreement in August.  By sticking it out and continuing to demand a fair deal, the workers succeeded in winning important job protections, raises, and improvements to their City uniform provisions.  But they are also the first ones to admit that their victory was almost certainly helped by a powerful political ally -- LA County Supervisor Janice H