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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.

Sean Rivas typically spends his 12-hour shift at a Los Angeles shelter taking care of its homeless residents. As as Recreation & Park Assistant, he makes sure the residents are fed and have access to a shower, bed, and warm blanket. Now Sean has the added task of making the shelter residents feel comfortable during this COVD-19 pandemic.

From President Lee Saunders:

Yesterday, the International Executive Board voted to make the 44th International Convention a “virtual convention,” and to not have an on-site convention in Los Angeles in August. This decision was made to protect us all during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Rest assured, this virtual convention will fulfill all the requirements laid out in AFSCME’s constitution. Details of how the convention will operate are currently being developed, and we will share more information when it is available.

On behalf of President Lee Saunders:

Today, AFSCME's International Executive Board voted unanimously to endorse Joe Biden for President.

On behalf of President Jung:

Effective immediately, all Council 36 Staff Union employees are authorized to work from home if able.  This is a temporary work from home authorization that the Executive Board will re-evaluate as the crisis evolves.  This directive is not precedent setting and only temporary.  All Field staff will return to their place of work (respective offices and the “field”) once these provisions end.

GET OUT THE VOTE WEEKEND IS UPON US! We have a few events that we would love for you all to attend. These are very close races in which our activism can MAKE OR BREAK the election. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

This past weekend Council 36 had the pleasure of attending the CA PEOPLE Convention in Sacramento. Two of our members had the opportunity to experience it for the first time. 

Thank you to everyone who put this wonderful event together. We'll see you again soon!

Are you interested in attending the 2020 Democratic National Convention or Republican National Convention?  AFSCME can help you run for delegate!

In July, the Democratic Party will gather in Milwaukee to choose a presidential candidate and you could be there!  Delegates to the convention come from every corner of the country and 494 delegates will be elected to represent California.  AFSCME will be training members on the delegate selection process, and providing tips and insights on how to maximize your chance to become a delegate.

If you are a Local President, don't forget to attend the upcoming meeting on February 8, 2020!