On Tuesday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 20, members of AFSCME Local 2076 hit the picket line to call attention to their dire need for more staffing and livable

AFSCME District Council 36 held an empowering and energizing new steward training yesterday for about 40 members from a dozen different locals unions.

About 30 members from 15 Local Unions across AFSCME District Council 36 attended the Secretary-Treasurer training held at the Union Hall on Saturday.

Members of AFSCME Local 800 who work at JVS SoCal and Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles (JFGLA) picketed just after Labor Day to call on their employers to negotiate a fair contract.

The approximately 35 workers at JVS SoCal and 80 workers at JFGLA have been in negotiations for several months but management has yet to resolve issues regarding low wages, high turnover rates, expensive health insurance for dependents, and short staffing.

Workers at Kidspace Children’s Museum voted 82% in favor of forming a union with AFSCME District Council 36. The historic victory comes three months after workers announced their intent to form a union as Kidspace United.

The new union, which consists of 60 workers, such as play facilitators, guest service associates, animal program coordinators, and retail associates, marks the first time a children’s museum in Los Angeles County has successfully unionized.

Through hard-fought bargaining, Local 910 has won and ratified a new contract with the County of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles County is one of the largest employers in the state of California with about 100,000 employees, most of which are represented by unions. So, negotiating against an experienced employer can be difficult, which was the case for the AFSCME Local 910 bargaining team. However, the bargaining team members used their knowledge, skills, and experience as attorneys to negotiate a fair contract.

Carla Jones has been with the City of Los Angeles for 38 years. She became active with the union in 2016 and has put a lot of time and effort into making the City a better place to work. Learn more about Carla on episode 17 of We The Union.

AFSCME Local 1117 has ratified three 13-month contracts with the City of Torrance. The new agreements come after years of negotiating contracts that expired on June 30, 2020.

After almost a year of negotiations, AFSCME Local 946 ratified a new contract with Bet Tzedek Legal Services in May.

AFSCME Local 3061 has ratified a new union contract with the City of Ontario with 98 percent of voters voting ‘yes’ to ratify the agreement. Last night, Ontario City Council approved the 3-year agreement.