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It was by all accounts an empowering experience, in which several dozen members from across Council 36 dedicated themselves on a recent Saturday to learning more about the role and responsibilities

A message from Pres. Andy Jung:

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

Better wages. Check. Better working conditions. Check. And, thanks to unions, we now know there is also a union difference for workers who have access to critical benefits like paid parental leave.

According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 17 percent of all U.S. workers have access to paid family leave.  

There comes a time when you have to make a choice about what you’re willing to take. For Los Angeles City employees who have been more than patient over months of contract negotiations, now is that time. Unfortunately, despite all of their best efforts at reaching an agreement, City negotiators are still refusing to settle a fair deal.

Fire Mechanics have high exposure to the same toxins as firefighters, yet do not have the same legal protections. AFSCME Local 119 members want to end the double standard.
They are calling all fire service automotive repair mechanics to join forces and demand legislation that protects ALL fire dept.

Los Angeles City workers and community-based organizations fighting for the restoration of services has ratcheted up their campaign. As seen in this photo taken at a City Hall action last week, AFSCME Local 2626 members (wearing green, at left) admire a banner produced by the Fix LA Coalition.

The message speaks to Mayor Garcetti's pledge, still far from fulfilled, to create 5,000 good civil service jobs. The June 30, 2018 deadline for that to happen has come and gone.