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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

Council 36 hosted nearly 75  activists from a cross section of Los Angeles unions on Saturday, at a first-of-its-kind Labor Network for Sustainability "convergence" designed to focus attention on climate change and what organized labor can - and should - do about it. 

Packing the hall were diverse unions representing nurses, telecommunications workers, oil refinery workers, plumbers and pipe fitters, and countless others.

More than 5,000 delegates and activists -- including over 100 from Council 36 Locals -- gathered in Boston to deliver a message of strength and solidarity last week for AFSCME's 43rd International Convention: We will rise up even in the face of stern challenges, and we will never quit our union. For full convention coverage, check out https://2018.afscme.org/

The Janus case was an attempt to deliver a knockout blow to millions of working people and their families who looked to the Supreme Court as an independent institution that advances equal rights and fundamental freedoms for all.

The Librarians' Guild, AFSCME Local 2626, has submitted a resolution for consideration by AFSCME delegates to the upcoming International Union Convention in Boston, starting July 16. Urging delegates' strong vote of support, Local President Henry Gambill believes it is time for the biggest public employee union in the United States to take on an issue that is potentially the biggest public sector job killer of the near future: Climate change. 

The resolution as drafted for consideration on the convention floor follows:

Climate Change: The Real Job Killer? 

AFSCME District Council 36 members and staff were out in droves at the Los Angeles City Hall rally organized by the Los Angeles labor movement (shoutout to the LA County Fed).

The event was a direct response to the Supreme Court's decision in favor of corporations and billionaires in Janus v. AFSCME District Council 31.  Hundreds of working people from a variety of unions and AFSCME Locals stood together, clearly energized to organize and build back union strength like never before. 

Check out these photos of Council 36 members showing that they're sticking to the union. These workers, in diverse lines of work for a variety of local government employers. across Southern California, refuse to let big corporations and billionaires further tilt the economic playing field against unions. On the eve of decision day in the Supreme Court case, Janus v. AFSCME District Council 31, they will never quit fighting for the rights, liberties, and respect that working people have won through their union.

The votes are in! AFSCME District Council 36, based on recommendations of our member-driven Political and Legislative Action Committee (PLAC), took positions on a variety of races across the state in the Primary Election on June 5, 2018. We won victories all over the map. Working people going door-to-door, phone-banking and turning out the vote had a major impact. 

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.