We are excited to report that Governor Gavin Newsom has defeated the recall effort, with 66 percent of California residents voting no.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of AFSCME Local 3061 member Ruben Wong. He passed away on Monday due to complications from COVID-19.

Our 27th biennial convention is  October 16-17. There will be some training/events happening on Friday Oct 15. 

Since the beginning of this crisis, AFSCME has worked non-stop to identify  any and all alternatives to furloughs – because at the end of the day we don’t believe in furloughs, we believe in our ability to flex our union power and come up with ideas that will have the least negative impact on our hard-working members, who make this city happen!

We have a workers’ compensation webinar on October 15 at 6 PM via Zoom. It will cover two recently passed bills: SB1159 and AB685. Attached you will find the flyer for this event. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to

Council 36 is looking for volunteer phone bankers to help us get out the vote for labor endorsed candidates. To sign up as a volunteer, click here!

Below is a full list of candidates endorsed by AFSCME District Council 36 and AFSCME California PEOPLE. You can download the full list clicking here

On September 12, 2020, AFSCME Locals 119 & 773, along with the City of Commerce hosted a food distribution event at Commerce City Hall. They were able to feed over 400 families! This is just one of many events that our AFSCME Locals have hosted and/or participated in. When our communities are in need, we show up and help out. 

Thank you to everyone that volunteered and donated!

AFSCME District Council 36 is looking to hire former members into part-time political phone banking positions!

This is an exciting opportunity to help elect union endorsed candidates throughout Southern California. We are hiring six part-time political phone bankers through November 3rd, 2020, at $15/hour for 20 hours a week.

The positions will be focused on remote phone banking and volunteer recruitment. Our priority is to hire members that have been laid off due to COVID-19, so please share with all affected members!

On September 12 at 10AM, Local 119 and Local 773 along with the City of Commerce will be hosting a drive-thru food distribution event for our fellow community members in need. They will be giving away groceries as well as a hot plate item. School supplies will also be given to households with a school-age child in attendance. After the event, we will hear from Local leaders and City officials via Zoom. Attached are the flyers for the event. One flyer is in Spanish and the other flyer is in English.

Join us to meet labor leader Victor Gordo on August 26th at 4:30PM! He is running to be Mayor of Pasadena. He has been a part of the labor movement for years and we know he'll stand up for workers' rights.

Register in advance for this meeting: