AFSCME District Council 36


The 2015 AFSCME Women’s Leadership Academy will be held from June to December of this year.


Union members are happier with their lives than nonunion workers. Makes sense, right? Now comes a study that proves it.


AFSCME honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy each and every day in advocating for the rights and dignity of working men and women. Read more >>>

AFSCME member and former California state Sen. Norma Torres is a new member of the U.S. House of Representatives after being sworn in Jan. 6. She handily won election in November, gaining more than 63 percent of the vote.

The Fix LA Coalition, including the Coalition of LA City Unions, faith-based groups and an array of more than two dozen grassroots community organizations, is continuing to fight for a fair contract with the City of Los Angeles. The innovative contract campaign has made waves at City Hall because it addresses not only the City workers’ priorities but those of the broader community.

Andrea Houtman, a Vice President of Council 36 and former President of Local 800/Jewish Communal Social Services Agencies (pictured on the left in the photo), is retiring after 18 years – a milestone in her long and dedicated tenure (additionally because 18 is a lucky number in Jewish tradition.) 

In a milestone contract victory, the members of AFSCME Local 619 (City of Cerritos employees) have ratified a new 2 year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Cerritos, which includes a 2 percent salary increase for the next two years for all City employees. This is the first wage increase for these workers in 6 years.

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