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AFSCME District Council 36 supports the #UTLA strike, which began on Monday, January 14.

It has long been known that public sector employment lifts up black workers in particular.

The City of Glendora employees in AFSCME Local 3915 are partnering with City Hall to support the preservation of quality municipal services that were greatly slashed in recent y

AFSCME District Council 36 will be the meeting ground of environmentally minded labor unions in an exciting new project, Labor Network for Sustainability- Los Angeles, on July 28, 2018.

AFSCME Local 685 (LA County Probation Officers) under President Kent Swift, hosted a luminary last week at a general membership meeting: the Rev. James Lawson, an icon of the civil rights movement. 

Everyone appeared mesmerized by the presence of Rev. Lawson, who delivered the invocation before speaking about the plight of the homeless and poor.  He spoke about the need for everyone to "aggressively" work to alleiviate the suffering of poor people and ensure the homeless are sheltered -- because the alternative, he warned, is to commit a sin.

A broad coalition of community groups, clergy and labor spoke on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall today at a successful media event to hold Mayor Garcetti accountable for pledges he has made but not delivered upon -- namely the restoration of City services that were slashed drastically in the Great Recession. The event, organized by the Fix LA Coalition, immediately followed the Mayor's State of the City address

A famus former staffer with AFSCME, US Rep. Jimmy Gomez, dropped by Council 36 last week to have an informal meeting with our members and describe what life is like as the most freshman member of Congress. Brother Gomez was elected to the state Assembly with our union's support, before moving on to the US Congress.  He said it has been a learning curve, transitioning from Sacramento to Washington, DC, but he is relishing the opportunity to establish new relationships, incuding with conservative lawmakers across the aisle.

A union man through and through,Tim Del Cambre has passed away. He will be greatly missed. 

The President of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3634, representing MTA Supervisors for the County of Los Angeles, Brother Del Cambre left an indelible mark. He led perhaps the most successful contract campaign ever in his local union, culminating in a 21% raise over five years for his members in July 2017. That contract won 99 percent ratification in a sign of the appreciation he earned from rank and file members.

On April 4, 1968 – half a century ago today – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s life was cut short in Memphis, where he was fighting for dignity and justice on behalf of  black sanitation workers in AFSCME. Today AFSCME honors this heritage. The struggle continues for every oppressed community; for every exploited worker; for every vulnerable resident; for the poor, for the disappearing middle class, and for equality and opportunity for all .

About one-thousand delegates, including labor and community allies, stood in solidarity at the Workers’ Congress held on Tuesday, March 13. The gathering at the Los Angeles Bonaventure Hotel downtown featured the historic swearing in of the LA County Fed's most diverse-ever Executive Board.

Injuries on the job are a serious matter! 

That’s why we are excited to announce a new program that the Coalition of LA City Unions (including six Council 36 Locals) has been hammering out with the City of Los Angeles to serve your needs in a difficult time.

Our “Alternate Dispute Resolution Agreement” is nearing completion, and aims to improve employer responsiveness with the following six goals in Worker’s Comp situations:

1.    Improve the quality and timeliness of medical care that an injured employee receives.