AFSCME District Council 36


Under Trump, What Happens Now With CA Healthcare?

Labor United for Universal Healthcare will be having a special discussion at their upcoming meeting about what's next for the single payer movement in California.

Labor United for Universal Healthcare's General Membership Meeting

When: Thursday, December 1, 2016, from 10:00 am - Noon

Where: L.A. County Federation of Labor
2130 James M. Wood Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90006
(Parking is available in the lot; enter off Lake Street.)


Dozens of members representing a variety of Local Unions in Council 36 gathered in Pala, California, for the 2016 Stewards’ Training, to learn how to help the Union protect the jobs and welfare of their co-workers. Read more >>>

Hotsheet Volume 1 Issue 4: Special Post-Election Edition!

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Keeping our children safe is job #1. Your free child ID kit should help your peace of mind.

Local 575 Vice President Mark Natoli, a 30-year veteran employee of LA County’s Superior Court system, took to the podium at a public hearing on August 29 in Los Angeles, to decry a newly proposed “concept” being proposed by some court commissioners. Concept #9, as it is known, would standardize the salaries of many court classifications – regardless of dramatic regional variations in costs of living in California and other key considerations. Read more >>>

Cerritos City employees are back in battle for a fair contract against management negotiators who have a history using bad-faith bargaining tactics. Management also has refused to improve their Last, Best and Final offer in any discernible way in recent third party mediation efforts.
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Speaking at the AFSCME International Convention on Monday in Las Vegas, AFSCME International President Lee Saunders announced an exclusive new benefit for AFSCME members modeled after a partnership between AFSCME Ohio affiliates OAPSE, OCSEA and Council 8 and Eastern Gateway Community College. 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.  Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al., which was the latest assault on the middle class perpetrated by corporate interests, revisited the Abood ruling. Ultimately, the goal of this case was to silence the voices of workers seeking fairness on the job. The US Supreme Court on March 29, 2016 ruled in a tie vote to let Abood stand. But threats to this landmark workers' right continue to make their way through the courts.

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

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