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After two years of negotiations and member actions, several hundred workers joined together through AFSCME District Council 36 have secured a five-year contr

Loraine Lundquist conceded her loss on Wednesday evening, as her opponent, John Lee, takes the 12th District seat. 

Andrew Perry wants to know how the presidential candidates taking part in the AFSCME Public Service Forum on Saturday plan to strengthen unions and pro

In a vindication for dozens of AFSCME-represented classified staff at Birmingham Community Charter High School (BCCHS) in the San Fernando Valley,  school officials agreed after nearly a year-long dispute to sign a “side letter” over vacation accrual benefits.

Activists and leaders representing a swath of Council 36 Locals had the opportunity to ask questions of a number of LA County Supervisor candidates about issues and concerns affecting services and the employees who deliver them at a forum on July 15. The forum was moderated by Political and Legislative Action Committee (PLAC) Chair Ana Meni.

As they say, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. On the one-year anniversary of the horrible, anti-union Janus v. AFSCME decision, AFSCME District Council 36 is indeed stronger than before. 

San Diego Puts Ill-Conceived Prop. B Pension Measure to Bed

In an epic legal and political victory that has ramifications for the retirement security of public employees across California, the San Diego City Council has voted to join AFSCME District Council 36, AFSCME Local 127 and other City labor unions to invalidate its own pension "reform" measure, Proposition B. The overwhelming 6 to 3 vote dramatically reverses San Diego’s course. 

The Council 36 Communications Office is at your service!

We are pleased to provide a wide array of communication services to assist our Local Union affiliates in building power. From website development to media relations, the Communications Office is here to support our Locals!

Does Your Local Need Support…
 Developing an AFSCME-affiliated “Union Hall” Website?
 Tools for emails and/or texting with your members?
 Assorted flyer templates?
 Or any other Communications needs?

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 bargaining table.

In a tremendous labor victory, the staff of the largest pro bono nonprofit law firm in the nation, Public Counsel, has just elected to form a union and join AFSCME District Council 36. With a vote count taking place late yesterday, the employees were elated.