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AFSCME Local 901 member Phillip Gonzalez, tells a story about reconnecting one of the residents at a homeless shelter with his family.

We had a resident at the shelter.

Members of AFSCME Local 127 have agreed to a one-year contract with the City of San Diego, with 85 percent of voters voting ‘yes’ for ratification.

After a nearly two-year fight, the members of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (AAAJ) ratified their first Union contract on May 11, 2020. 

They make sure you have clean water. They provide mental health services to our first responders. They collect your trash. They answer your calls. These are the faces of the front lines. These are the faces of AFSCME District Council 36.

On April 25, 2020, AFSCME Local 119 partnered up with Council 36 and Koreatown Youth Community Center to host a food drive and deliver food to our community members in need during this COVID-19 pandemic. We received many donations and we were able to feed about 300 families. Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped us. We were able to pack 300 bags in less than three hours! We hope to do this again soon.

In the midst of a public health crisis, AFSCME District Council 36 members in the City of Los Angeles are unwavering in their commitment to providing the essential services our communities depend on. Los Angeles and its Labor partners have endured many hardships together, and if the COVID-19 pandemic continues to accelerate, our members will remain dedicated to ensuring Angelenos continue to receive crucial city services.

Sean Rivas typically spends his 12-hour shift at a Los Angeles shelter taking care of its homeless residents. As as Recreation & Park Assistant, he makes sure the residents are fed and have access to a shower, bed, and warm blanket. Now Sean has the added task of making the shelter residents feel comfortable during this COVD-19 pandemic.

From President Lee Saunders:

Yesterday, the International Executive Board voted to make the 44th International Convention a “virtual convention,” and to not have an on-site convention in Los Angeles in August. This decision was made to protect us all during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Rest assured, this virtual convention will fulfill all the requirements laid out in AFSCME’s constitution. Details of how the convention will operate are currently being developed, and we will share more information when it is available.

On behalf of President Lee Saunders:

Today, AFSCME's International Executive Board voted unanimously to endorse Joe Biden for President.

On behalf of President Jung:

Effective immediately, all Council 36 Staff Union employees are authorized to work from home if able.  This is a temporary work from home authorization that the Executive Board will re-evaluate as the crisis evolves.  This directive is not precedent setting and only temporary.  All Field staff will return to their place of work (respective offices and the “field”) once these provisions end.