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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 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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When AFSCME members stand together, we have power in numbers. Together, we can defend our freedom to take our loved ones to the doctor when they get sick and retire with dignity some day. Together, we have the power to make our voices heard at work and in our democracy. That’s our AFSCME Agenda.

At a recent Los Angeles City Budget and Finance Committee hearing, dozens of AFSCME members and residents showed up to make their "park pride" clear as City budget officials deliberate on restoration of services for the next fiscal year.

An icon of the Los Angeles labor movement, longtime AFSCME District Council 36 Executive Director Cheryl Parisi has announced her retirement.  Parisi will be leaving at the end of May after serving AFSCME for 40 years, including at the helm of Council 36 for the last 16 years. 

Under Parisi's Council 36 leadership, the union became a flagship AFSCME affiliate, recognized for achievements in virtually every aspect of labor representation.  The ranks of Council 36 also grew from 14,000 members to nearly 25,000 during her tenure.

Public service workers across the country are losing their foothold in the middle class. So says an article in The New York Times this week that serves as a reminder of why labor unions are more needed now than ever.

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.

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).