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Thank you Rodney Fowler Sr. for your 32 years of service to the City of San Diego! And thank you for being a Union leader!

Calling all Council 36 members! There is a PLAC meeting this Wed. @ 6PM via Zoom. We will be interviewing candidates running to represent Assembly District 54.

The California legislature has provided California employees with additional paid sick leave benefits to combat the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Society’s stance on mental health has shifted significantly. For a long time, people with mental health conditions were stigmatized as being violent or “crazy”, which made it more difficult for people to reach out for help. Recently, our society has come to understand that there are a variety of mental health conditions, and most people either have or know someone that has a mental illness. As a society, we are now more open to discussing our mental health conditions and therefore the shame surrounding mental illness has decreased.

AFSCME Local 901 member Phillip Gonzalez, tells a story about reconnecting one of the residents at a homeless shelter with his family.

We had a resident at the shelter. I overheard him talking to some other staff members and residents about his son being a Colonel in the Army and he was stuck in LA. No one really listened to him, I myself thought he was just making stories up, but I reminded myself that everyone should be given full attention and be listened to. So I asked him to tell me about his family and his situation.

Members of AFSCME Local 127 have agreed to a one-year contract with the City of San Diego, with 85 percent of voters voting ‘yes’ for ratification.

After a nearly two-year fight, the members of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (AAAJ) ratified their first Union contract on May 11, 2020. 

They make sure you have clean water. They provide mental health services to our first responders. They collect your trash. They answer your calls. These are the faces of the front lines. These are the faces of AFSCME District Council 36.

On April 25, 2020, AFSCME Local 119 partnered up with Council 36 and Koreatown Youth Community Center to host a food drive and deliver food to our community members in need during this COVID-19 pandemic. We received many donations and we were able to feed about 300 families. Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped us. We were able to pack 300 bags in less than three hours! We hope to do this again soon.

In the midst of a public health crisis, AFSCME District Council 36 members in the City of Los Angeles are unwavering in their commitment to providing the essential services our communities depend on. Los Angeles and its Labor partners have endured many hardships together, and if the COVID-19 pandemic continues to accelerate, our members will remain dedicated to ensuring Angelenos continue to receive crucial city services.