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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

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

Los Angeles County employees in the Coalition of County Unions (CCU), including a number of AFSCME Locals, took to the street in downtown LA to send a message to the Board of Supervisors ahead of contract negotiations: We expect a fair deal. We are tired of being squeezed.

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.

Nine different LA County Locals representing nearly 9,000 AFSCME members in diverse jobs from attorneys to mechanics met recently to discuss common work-related concerns and bargaining priorities in anticipation of upcoming contract negotiations.

Due to the success of union negoatiators in the last cycle, new cost of living increases will soon be reflected on employee paychecks, effective April 1st (no fooling). 

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.