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

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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

The statewide AFSCME California politial endorsement process kicked off at Council 36 on Saturday, March 10, as dozens of leaders and rank-and-file members of affiliated unions addressed gubanatorial hopefuls and other candidates on issues of importance to working families. Carson's Ana Meni, Council 36 Chair of the Political and Legislative Action Committee, Carmen Hayes-Walker, President of the 5,000-member LA City clerical and support Local 3090, and others asked prepared questions including:

On Tuesday, Feb. 27,  dozens of LA City  employees elected to represent their respective co-workers at the bargaining table packed a large auditorium in Griffith Park to kick off the new bargaining season. AFSCME Council 36 was among the six partner unions and 18 bargaining units represented in the Coalition of LA City Unions caucus. 

It is with great sorrow that Council 36 has learned of the passing of Richard Andrews, the founding President of Local 741 -- representing LA City Part Time Workers in the Rec and Parks Dept. He helped to organize the union and served as its first president from 2001-2004. 

Services took place on February 17, 2018 at the Love and Unity Church in Compton, attended by a number of Local 741 and Council 36 members and staff. 

Join the picket line! 8AM in front of the school on Saturday, March 17th.... 

The recently organized non-teaching staff of Birmingham Community Charter School in Van Nuys has been in negotiations for their landmark first contract. To be sure that the executive leadership of the school hears their demands, the workers had showed up in force on Feb. 24, with more than half of the 100-plus member unit in attendance.

On Feb 24, AFSCME members, working people and community allies stood together across the nation to demand that union members and public service workers retain their hard-won freedoms on the job.

Council 36's AFSCME Local 3061 in the City of Ontario today commemorated the 50th anniversary of a horrific accident, on Feb. 1st, 1968, that crushed to death two sanitation workers on the job in Memphis, TN.  This accident followed many years of racial discrimination, negligence, and mistreatment by the City.
Ontario Local President Mike Shaffran was instramental in organizing the commemoration as part of a nationwide series of AFSCME "I AM  2018" events.

In a moving tribute to two sanitation drivers, Echol Cole and Robert Walker, who were crushed to death on the job in Memphis, TN, 50 years ago -- the catalyst for the subsequent famous sanitation strike by AFSCME workers there -- the City of Los Angeles led a moment of silence at the beginning of the City Council session today.

Despite the cheery, light-hearted atmosphere last week at an annual staff holiday party, AFSCME members demonstrated their seriousness about winning a fair first contract with their employer, the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts.  The employees – including environmental scientists, civil engineers and an array of professionals and supervisors, unionized months ago to gain a voice at the bargaining table.