News

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 Los Angeles City Separation Incentive program closed yesterday at 3PM. At this time, the City Administrative Office is reviewing all applications to verify whether or not we reached the 1,300 threshold. It may take some time before we get the final numbers, so please be patient with us. As soon as we get the final numbers we will post an update on the AFSCME District Council 36 website as well as our social media pages. So, stay tuned!

Thank you to everyone who helped negotiate this program as well as everyone who helped us reach out to our members. 

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Due to technical difficulties, there will be a re-do of part IV of the Steward training series on Thursday, August 6. 

Basic Steward Training Part IV: Moving Workers to Action @ 3pm

UNION WINS

Local 800 has had so many achievements so far this year. Here are just a few:

• JVS GAIN won a $13,000 back pay settlement, to be distributed among several current and former Local 800 members, and a 2% wage increase for 14 union members. This happened after two Local 800 members informed the Union that JVS was systematically paying below Union contract rates. Management initially denied the problem, but, under threat of impending arbitration, settled on the Union’s terms.

We were planning on holding our secretary-treasurer training in April, but of course the Coronavirus ended that possibility. So now we have rescheduled the training for August 8. This training is a great way to learn about how the financial side of your Local should operate. Email Joniesha your name and local number if you are interested, and we will send you a Zoom link to register.

LOS ANGELES – Owners of the now-defunct Marciano Art Foundation settled with AFSCME District Council 36 this week, requiring the museum to provide about 10 weeks of severance pay to its 70 former visitor service associates (VSAs).

The decision comes following months of negotiations and in response to the museum’s sudden closure in November 2019, just three days after employees informed management of their intent to unionize and join AFSCME.

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                             

Contact: Ling Esangga, Organizing Director
Lesangga@afscme36.org
(213) 305-9627