News

Our siblings at UNAC/UHCP are in a tough contract fight with Kaiser Permanente. The Council 36 Executive Board voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of UNAC/UHCP.

We are excited to report that Governor Gavin Newsom has defeated the recall effort, with 66 percent of California residents voting no.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of AFSCME Local 3061 member Ruben Wong. He passed away on Monday due to complications from COVID-19.

Our 27th biennial convention is  October 16-17. There will be some training/events happening on Friday Oct 15. 

This year’s theme is ‘Celebrating AFSCME 36 Heroes’ because after a long, tough year, you deserve to be celebrated! Nominate yourself or your coworkers to be recognized at convention. Email daisha@afscme36.org with a paragraph or two about the heroic work you or your coworkers have been doing at work or in your community, along with any photos you have.

Council 36 is sad to hear about the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

Trumka has been a fierce economic and social justice advocate for decades. Throughout his career, he fought for immigration and civil rights. He was dedicated to fighting for workers’ rights and his leadership will be greatly missed.

Join us for our Recall Election training on August 5 at 6PM via Zoom. As you may already know, there will be a recall election for Governor Newsom soon.

We are excited to announce that Leticia Munguia has been named the new executive director of AFSCME District Council 36. 

Leticia Munguia grew up in southeast San Diego as part of a first-generation Mexican immigrant family. Leticia’s mother was a production line food worker, and her father was landscaper and proud member of the Laborers Local 89. Leticia credits her family’s quality of life and economic opportunities to the Labor movement and being part of a union household.

Calling all Union members who are artists! We are looking for an artist to create a mural for our building in Vernon depicting what the Union means to you. Please send some samples of your work and your vision for the mural to Daisha@afscme36.org
Help beautify our Union hall!

It is with great sadness that we share that a member of AFSCME Local 1117 experienced a fatal traffic collision Thursday morning, July 8, 2021.  While traveling to begin his route, Transit Bus Operator Johnny Camarillo suffered a fatal accident and passed away. 

County Employees Offered at Least 94% Less Than Grocery Workers; After Weeks Pondering Union’s Proposal to Honor the Juneteenth Holiday, County Still Has NO Position!

After COVID-19 outbreaks and the deaths of at least four people who worked in Los Angeles County courthouses, California‘s workplace safety agency plans to fine the local court system more than $25,000 for multiple violations.

In a notice Wednesday to L.A. County Superior Court, the state Division of Occupational Health and Safety, known as Cal/OSHA, identified at least three health and safety violations, two of which it deemed “serious.”