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Members of AFSCME Local 127 have ratified a 3-year contract with the City of Coronado. More than 90% voted in favor of ratifying the tentative agreement.

AFSCME Local 3620 represents Long Beach Transit (LBT) employees across multiple departments, including facilities, supplies, and stops & zones.

Members of AFSCME Local 685 and AFSCME Local 1967 were joined by supporters at a rally on Tuesday to demand safer workspaces.

AFSCME Local 800 members rallied outside the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFSLA) building Tuesday to demand a fair contract.

Members of AFSCME Local 858 have ratified a new Union contract with the City of Pasadena.

The contract, which was overwhelmingly ratified last week, includes some of the highest wage increases for the membership in recent years. Members will receive a 2.75 percentage wage increase in the first and second year of the contract, a 3 percent increase in the third year and a 3.25 percent wage increase in the fourth year.

Academy Museum Workers United (AMWU) has been voluntarily recognized by the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

This decision comes just a few weeks after AMWU members “Marched on the Boss” and delivered a statement asking for voluntary recognition for 160 museum employees across 17 departments. “We are thrilled to have come to an agreement with the Academy Museum over recognition of our union, and to have 69% union support from our co-workers,” said Viviana Santillan, a visitor-experience associate at the museum.

AFSCME Local 3339 has secured a new contract with the City of West Hollywood.

Before the interview was over, Diana Corral suspected something wasn’t right.

An employment eligibility specialist with the Orange County, California, Social Services Agency, Corral was helping a mother who had applied to receive cash assistance through CalWORKs. The woman said her daughter lived with her, but when Corral asked her which school she went to, the mother’s tone and demeanor changed.

On Saturday, June 11, more than 60 Local officers and trustees representing more than 22 Local Unions traveled to our Union headquarters in Vernon, CA to attend a Local Officers training, hosted by District Council 36 with the support of AFSCME International's Training & Education Department.

Glenda Evans began working for the City of San Diego in 1999. She is now a water plant operator and the only woman in her position in the City.

Evans initially started in an administrative position within the City but wanted to further her education. She began taking water courses at a local college. In 2006, when the City began reducing their workforce, it left treatment plant operator positions vacant. She stepped up to the plate and became a water plant operator trainee, beginning her shift into a new career.