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

It has long been known that public sector employment lifts up black workers in particular.

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

AFSCME District Council 36 urges every worker to get out there on Labor Day and to show your union pride. Wear green, bring signs and make noise!

Let’s show the enemies of working people that Janus only makes us stronger! 

If your Local is going and would like to send pictures in real time from the parade, please send them to erica@afscme36.org

Say what?! On August 1, 2018, Los Angeles County negotiators broke a decades-long pattern of funding the cost of standard health care inflation and proposed to freeze the County’s contribution to their employees' (including several thousand AFSCME members) Choices Plan at 2018 levels for the next three years.

The County’s proposal is a major reduction from past practice, a cut of more than $207 million over the term of the employees' Fringe Benefit contract. The County’s proposal would result in a SIGNIFICANT CUT IN TAKE HOME PAY as health insurance premiums grow.

Today, the Los Angeles County Employee Relations Commission (ERCOM) approved AFSCME's petition to be the exclusive bargaining representative for Deputy Public Defenders (Grades I-IV) employed by the Office of the Public Defender. 

This means that the public defenders are now officially unionized, and part of the AFSME District Council 36 family, after many long years without labor representation! 

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? 

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.

The Executive Board of AFSCME District Council 36 is very pleased to announce the appointment of Council 36 Interim Executive Director Tris Carpenter, effective immediately. Tris, who has over 25 years of experience in the Labor Movement and a dozen years in AFSCME, previously served as Council 36’s Organizing Director.