|AFSCME District Council 36|
AFSCME Secretary Treasurer, Laura Reyes, speaks out on the controversial Supreme Court case against public employees. You can read the full message here.
Last month’s employment figures are in, and things don’t look good. Read more >>>
Attorneys for Council 36 and our partners in the Coalition of LA City Unions have been aggressively challenging a key decision by the City of Los Angeles to unilaterally change employee pension policies, most recently in a city administrative court that oversees labor disputes, on Jan. 27. Read here for more details.
Life in the Fast Lane: NASCAR deal exclusively for Union members!
NASCAR is offering an amazing deal for union members to participate in AUTO CLUB 400. This package also includes exclusive tickets to rows (1-14), a pre-race pit pass and parking. Purchase your tickets soon before this offer ends March 14th! To purchase tickets, visit this link!
by Olivia Sandbothe
Low-wage workers in certain federally funded jobs will see a much-needed pay increase, thanks to President Obama.Read more >>>
The Political Summit is an important time to dialogue amongst members about potential attacks to workplace security, upcoming state elections, and essential programs. If you missed the event, please take a look at some Power Point presentations from two guest speakers. Click here for documents.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: The Affordable Care Act, Employee and Retiree Coverage & the Fight for Universal Healthcare
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, March 29th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at AFSCME Council 36
Will You Be There?: AFSCME PEOPLE Convention
This year, the AFSCME CA PEOPLE Convention will be March 23-24th, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA. For more information contact Merchelle Gilliam, AFSCME CA-(916) 441-1570
A right wing organization has challenged the legitamacy of unions by bringing the issue to the Supreme Court. The Los Angeles Times agrees that, "even non-members should have to pay for the benefits that public sector unions win on their behalf." Read more here.
Lawyer, husband and father, Jack died suddenly on January 10, 2014 at the Reston Hospital having suffered a stroke. Read more here.
Governor Jerry Brown released his $155 billion budget proposal for 2014-15. We encourage members to check out the proposals provided here to help assess their impacts. Click here for more information.
To brighten the holidays for 30 Commerce children, the City of Commerce Employees Union AFSCME Local 773 partnered with Commerce businesses Del Taco, Tacos El Charro and Mega Toys to host the third annual AFSCME Children’s Holiday Celebration at the Commerce Senior Citizens Center. Click here for more details!
Anaheim School Employees Win Another Legal Victory
Local 3112 has won an important Court of Appeals victory over the Anaheim Union School District. District officials had sought to set aside an arbitration award that the Union had previously successfully defended in Superior Court – but this legal decision affirms that award. The District was effectively found to have violated the collective bargaining agreement by trying to reduce employees’ work years in lieu of layoffs.
You can read the Court of Appeal's documente here
Kudos to Local 2076
Nellie LeGaspe of AFSCME Local 2076/Orange County Eligibility Workers was recently presented with several awards of recognition from the Orange County Labor Federation, signed respectively by state elected officials, Hon. Loretta Sanchez, Hon. Sharon Quirk-Silva, and Hon. Lou Correa. Sister LeGaspe is an 8 year member of Local 2076. A Shop Steward and Recording Secretary for her union, she's at the forefront fighting for not only her fellow union members but for all working families.
Local delegates met to discuss important matters, prepare for a new year of strategic goals for the Council and its members, and vote for new leadership. On the last day, the new Executive Board was announced. Click here to find out who is part of the new leadership team.
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