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

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.

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

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.”

When former President Barack Obama established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, he gave more than 800,000 people, brought to the United States as children, a way to avoid deportation and apply for driver’s licenses, work permits, and social security numbers.

This may not seem like much to most American Citizens, but for DREAMers, such as AFSCME Local 127 member Joaquin Corella, this means finally getting a fair chance at obtaining a good job with the possibility of advancement.

Join us for our next PLAC meeting on June 24 at 6PM! Council 36 members register at bit.ly/3zBIUP4 or email Daisha@afscme36.org

On June 1, AFSCME Local 2229 with ABC Unified School District held a picket.

The purpose of the picket was to draw attention to the fact that the School Board refuses to recognize our members in the same way that they recognize teachers.

The District’s teachers received a $4,000 bonus, while initially our members were offered nothing.

Our members just want to be recognized for their hard work and receive their fair share. Throughout the pandemic, Local 2229 members took on extra tasks to help keep the students, teachers, and parents safe.

Congratulations to Local 609 members! In 2019, employees at Public Counsel voted overwhelmingly to join AFSCME District Council 36. Now, two years later, they have ratified their first contract.

The members of Local 609 began negotiating last year, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, that did not stop them from negotiating a strong first contract.

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tony Bellardo
President, AFSCME Local 2229
(562) 215-8546

Congratulations to AUHSD's Adrian Prieto, HVAC technician, who was named an Orange County Classified School Employee of the Year!

Representing the Skilled Trades category, Adrian Prieto is a heating ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, technician in the Anaheim Union High School District. As an HVAC technician, Prieto is directly responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all HVAC units at four of the district’s largest school sites — that’s a total of more than 380 units.