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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 ab

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.

Council 36 is looking for volunteer phone bankers to help us get out the vote for labor endorsed candidates.

Ford & Wallach will be hosting a webinar about workers' compensation and how it pertains to COVID-19. It can be difficult understanding your rights during ths pandemic, and this webinar will help you understand some of those rights.

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Day 1

Black Lives Matter and the COVID-19 pandemic were common topics discussed on the first day of AFSCME’s 44th International Convention. Day one began with Dr. Reverend William J. Barber talking about some of the issues that the country is currently facing. He spoke about how essential and frontline workers are extremely important to this country, especially during this pandemic, and how AFSCME is continuing to fight to protect these members. “We call them essential but treat them like they’re expendable,” said Dr.

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We are having another PLAC meeting this Saturday at 2PM via Zoom. This is a great opportunity to question candidates about how they plan to better your workplace and/or community. Make sure your voice is heard!

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.