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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

Pamela Knight, a child protective investigator with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service (DCFS), was sent to check on the welfare of a child last fall. When she arrived at the child’s residence, the father viciously attacked her. She died months later as a result of the injuries she sustained during the attack.

The choppy 17-second video, taken on his GoPro camera, shows the yellow and orange flames lighting up a black night through the truck’s windshield. Determined to get out of the path of the blaze where he was stationed, away from the billowing smoke and barricades, he calculates the danger of driving too fast and swerving round the downed power lines. 

It's all in the line of service -- though few would guess his job is as a vehicle mechanic. 

This summer, I joined thousands of union members at a rally in Philadelphia to speak out against the Trump administration’s family separation policy. I was there to represent our union’s vision and values. We reject an immigration policy based on fear and cruelty. We embrace an immigration policy based on our common humanity, one that treats everyone with decency and dignity.

VICTORIES UNDERSCORE THE POWER OF POLITICAL PARTICIPATION...

A strong majority of the candidates endorsed by AFSCME District Council 36, AFSCME California and the LA County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, respectively, have won, underscoring the grassroots power of union members in electoral politics and bringing new victories to working families and the middle class.

The best spokespeople for anyone running for elected office are everyday Americans spreading the word to their neighbors, co-workers, friends and relatives. That’s why public service workers who are AFSCME members came out this year across the nation to help elect candidates who support working families.

And we won big.

We won at every level of government and in almost every state. AFSCME members made our voices heard, helping our partners in For Our Future knock on 7.5 million doors and hold 925,000 conversations in targeted states.

Happy Halloween from AFSCME Locals 3090 and 2626, seen here paying tribute to the famous Woody Guthrie folksong about that fearless union maid who never was afraid...  

To all union-busting goons and ginks, they warn, “You can't scare us. We’re sticking to the union!"

LA Superior Court employees represented by AFSCME and SEIU joined forces to rally for a fair contract on October 18. Demanding justice for themselves, as well as for the broader public, they have been fighting to restore state funding to the courts for years. 

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