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We are excited to announce the 2019 Women's Leadership Academy Online.

It was by all accounts an empowering experience, in which several dozen members from across Council 36 dedicated themselves on a recent Saturday to learning more about the role and responsibilities

LA County employees receive another pay raise! Congratulations to our LA County members who are a part of Local 119, Local 148, Local 830, Local 1083, Local 1152, Local 1271, Local 2712, and Local 3511. They received a 2.5% pay raise effective October 1, 2019. This is just one of many successes that our bargaining team negotiated for on behalf of our members.

A message from Pres. Andy Jung:

We are excited to share some big news with you all and encourage you to share this announcement with all of your AFSCME brothers and sisters.

On Thursday, Aug. 29, the District Council 36 Executive Board voted to appoint Cliff Kerce to the position of Executive Director.  Cliff was promoted from his position as a Business Representative at Council 36.  

In a major victory for the staff of Advancing Justice LA, a nonprofit service organization just west of downtown, well over 100 people marched in a picket outside their building on Wilshire Blvd on Wednesday. The goal was to build awareness in the general public that vital community services the staff provide are on the chopping block, s well as potentially one-third of staff positions.   

A message from Council 36 President Andy Jung: 

This Labor Day, We Have New Reason to Celebrate – and to Keep Fighting

For about 7,000 AFSCME members employed across virtually all Departments of the City of Los Angeles in a diverse array of jobs, there is some long-anticipated and very welcome news. The City Council last Tuesday approved all of the new contracts hammered out between Management and our six LA City Locals over the course of almost a year. That means, the workers' hard-earned raises, as well as retro pay, are finally on their way!  

After two years of negotiations and member actions, several hundred workers joined together through AFSCME District Council 36 have secured a five-year contract with the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD).

The sanitation districts, which protect public health and the environment through cutting-edge wastewater and solid waste management, has one of the most intricate governance structures of any local agency in California. 

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

Over the last several days, AFSCME members had joined hundreds of other volunteers dedicated to getting out the vote for Lundquist. Despite the loss, however, Lujndquist saw a historic transformative upswing in progressive activism in this traditionally conservative District.

AFSCME District Council 36 offers our congratulations to Lee on his election victory.

Andrew Perry wants to know how the presidential candidates taking part in the AFSCME Public Service Forum on Saturday plan to strengthen unions and protect working people’s rights in an era of widespread right-wing hostility.

Ana Meni will be listening for how the candidates plan to protect pensions, provide affordable housing, lower the cost of medical coverage and block the outsourcing of public services.