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The Council 36 Organizing Dept.'s recruitment campaign for Volunteer Member Organizers (VMOs) is in full swing, as AFSCME rank-and-file activists continue to step up to build worker power at the ba

AFSCME-Endorsed Glendora Measure Wins Voter Approval Following Organizing Blitz

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.

When he first took a job at the Centralia Correctional Center in Illinois, Keith Kracht knew that a career in public service wouldn’t make him a millionaire. But then again, that’s not why he went into public service.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders lashed out at the Trump administration after President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders to make it easier to fire federal workers and weaken their unions.

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