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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.

Before heading to the Califonia PEOPLE Conference in Sacramento, Calif., Council 36 made a pit stop in Oakland, Calif.

Based on recommendations of our member-driven Political and Legislative Action Committee (PLAC), AFSCME District Council 36 has made endorsements for the upcoming election.

Make sure that you are prepared for this very important election year by attending our Voter Registration Drive. 

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There were a total of 19 candidates that attended our PLAC meeting to answer our members’ questions and seek a Council 36 endorsement. Each municipality had its own timeslot which allowed members to question candidates about issues directly affecting their communities. There were a lot of healthy conversations and our members were able to see who deserves their support.

In a year that was supposed to be tough for Unions, AFSCME District Council 36 was able to persevere and achieve so much.

We bargained, organized, and protested so that our members were able to get the fair contracts they deserve. Our members with the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts finally reached an agreement after a two-year battle. This was the case with many of our Locals who were negotiating for a new contract.

On November 1, 2019 the Marciano Art Foundation (MAF) workers “Marched on the Boss” and filed for an election with the National Labor Relations Board. Just a few days later, all 70 workers that would have been covered by a union contract were laid off and the Foundation closed its doors to the public. The Marciano family have a long history of violating workers’ rights and this was another gross and highly illegal action on their part.

Show your solidarity with the Marciano Arts Foundation workers who were laid off. 

Three years ago, the City of Lynwood passed a one cent sales tax bill known as the Penny Tax. The initial bill included a 10-year sunset, but last night, 75.16 percent of Lynwood voters passed Measure PS which will extend the tax bill indefinitely.