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Ford & Wallach will be offering office hours on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of each month to AFSCME District Council 36 members and their

AFSCME Local 2002 members have ratified their first collective bargaining agreement with the City of Anaheim.

Six months ago, AFSCME Local 619 in the City of Cerritos began negotiating a new union contract. As many local unions have experienced, negotiating during the COVID-19 pandemic has been even more difficult than before. However, this time, negotiations were different than they have been before, and the Local 619 bargaining team was able to negotiate a new contract with major wins.

The City of Maywood is hosting a turkey giveaway and food distribution event on November 23. Make sure you stop by for some free food!

On September 28, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1362 into law. While it may have been just another bill on his table to sign, for our AFSCME Local 830 members, this bill meant that Food & Agriculture Code (FAC) 486 would finally be amended.

Our theme for our 27th Biennial Convention was Celebrating AFSCME 36 Heroes. We wanted to highlight some of the amazing work our members have been doing in the workplace and in the community.

Dear Union Family,

At our 27th Biennial Convention this past weekend, we elected the 2021-2023 Executive Board. Congratulations to this new set of leaders!

It has been a challenging year for District Council 36, between the global pandemic and a move into new headquarters. The outgoing Executive Board did an incredible amount of work to provide members a beautiful, new space to help AFSCME grow. And the convention committee, its volunteers, and staff, produced an event that pulled us all together, after being apart for far too long.

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.

AFSCME District Council 36, on behalf of our union members in Southern California, recognizes that choosing to purchase/offer Kaiser Permanente Health Benefits improves the health needs of our members and their families, but also supports the best jobs and the best care needed for our collective health as a labor community.

We are excited to report that Governor Gavin Newsom has defeated the recall effort, with 66 percent of California residents voting no. Without a doubt, Union members are the reason why Governor Newsom was able to win this recall election. AFSCME members were at the forefront of this campaign, leading the charge against an anti-worker agenda. Thank you to our staff, International Union, and most of all, our members for the time and energy you all dedicated to this effort.

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. He is survived by his wife and three children. Ruben has been an AFSCME brother and proud sanitation driver for the City of Ontario since 2008.