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After two years of negotiations and member actions, several hundred workers joined together through AFSCME District Council 36 have secured a five-year contr

Loraine Lundquist conceded her loss on Wednesday evening, as her opponent, John Lee, takes the 12th District seat. 

Andrew Perry wants to know how the presidential candidates taking part in the AFSCME Public Service Forum on Saturday plan to strengthen unions and pro

Empowerment Workshops at Convention Promote New Local Union Successes 

A variety of 90-minute workshops held the afternoon before Council 36's 25th Biennial convention on October 12 offered delegates from our Locals new tips and tools to promote campaign victories and build capacity:

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 28 accepted a case called Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, which would make the entire public sector “right-to-work” in one fell swoop.

Janus – which the nation’s highest court will take up in the October 2017-June 2018 term – is a blatantly political and well-funded plot to use the highest court in the land to further rig the economic rules against everyday working people.

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