AFSCME District Council 36


November 20: This Day in Labor History...

On this day in Labor History the year was 1816. That was the day the Albany Typographical Society used the term “scab” to describe a strikebreaker. The word scab had been used in England for nearly three centuries as a slang meaning a rascal or scoundrel. By the late 1700s, laborers began to use the insult to refer to workmen who wouldn't join a union or a strike.

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Council 36’s political program brought a number of important victories to our members in local elections held across the Southland yesterday, including in Lynwood (Local 1920), Hawaiian Gardens (Local 3624), the ABC Unified School District (Local 2229), and other communities. Read more >>>

AFSCME District Council 36 congratulates President Alice Goff (incumbent and President of LA City Clerical and Support Services Unit / Local 3090), Secretary Irene Hernandez-Blair (President of LA County Child Support Officers / Local 1083 and previously a Council 36 VP), Treasurer Roy Stone (incumbent and President of Librarians’ Guild / Local 2626), all of the Vice Presidents (see full list of Executive Board officers below) and Trustees who were elected to serve our membership. Read more >>>

We did it! After tireless efforts, AFSCME District Council 36 and the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) sponsored Senate Bill 331 (Mendoza) has been approved by Governor Brown. Read more >>>

Why Everyone Should Pay Their “Fair Share” Fees

The collection of fair share fees by public sector unions was unanimously allowed in the 1977 ruling of Abood v. Detroit Board of Education. A new case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al., is the latest assault on the middle class, and may revisit the Abood ruling. Ultimately, the goal of this case is to silence the voices of workers seeking fairness on the job.

Confused? No problem. AFSCME has released this video that simply explains what fair share fees really mean.

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