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Employees shouldn’t have to risk their health to do their jobs. Four out of 10 private-sector workers come to work sick – or don’t get paid. The picture is noticeably different for state and local government workers, where union membership is stronger. Nine out of 10 workers in state and local government receive paid sick leave and, of those who belong to a union, it’s nearly everyone – 97 percent.


 

Pregnancy should not cost women their paychecks. But that's exactly what happened to UPS delivery driver Peggy Young when she became pregnant in 2006.


 

President Obama's willingness to act on immigration while Congress dithers and delays is admirable. Read President Saunders' Huffington Post article on it here.


 

Read more for Labor 411's Holiday Gift Guide, Pt. 1.

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.

Click here to view/download a PDF of the results of races and measures on which Council 36 took official positions!

Thousands of Los Angeles City employees, AFSCME members, and labor and community partners in the “Fix LA” coalition took to the streets on October 28 for the second time since the Coalition of LA City Unions launched its contract bargaining campaign in July.

Local 830, the Agricultural Weights & Measures Inspectors Employee Representation Unit, has passed an important new state law with the strong backing of Council 36 and AFSCME’s Sacramento office. AB 1175, which was signed by the Governor on September 26, prohibits the state Secretary of Agriculture from entering into contracts with L.A. County for agricultural inspector services unless 75 percent of associate inspectors are permanent employees. Read more >>>

Governor Brown has signed into law AB 634, a bill sponsored by AFSCME and lobbied heavily by the ADDA. Assembly Majority Whip Jimmy Gomez (D – Echo Park) authored the bill, which makes it easier for public safety professionals (such as DDAs) to protect the confidentiality of their home address and telephone number.

This new video features Local 127 President Frank Pitarro (City of San Diego employees) announcing an innovative joint labor-management program in the City of San Diego that gives workers the opportunity to create new budget savings and to win cash prizes for successful initiatives.

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