AFSCME District Council 36


By Sarah Springer, Labor United for Universal Healthcare

Nearly 100 single payer advocates, union activists, healthcare professionals, and religious and community organizers gathered for Labor United for Universal Healthcare’s annual Summer Garden Party on June 25 in Los Angeles to enjoy an idyllic afternoon of food and drink emceed by athlete and actor Dwight Hicks, listen to music by guitarist Stan Ayeroff, and laugh with our own Gerry Daley's comic relief.

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AFSCME Local 858 (City of Pasadena employees) packed Pasadena City Hall on June 20 to deliver a message to the City’s elected leaders: “We deserve equal treatment at the bargaining table!” The workers are protesting the City’s attempts, once again, to cut their retirement security and are asking for nothing more, nor less, than what is fair. Read more >>>

Brother Mike Conrad of AFSCME Local 119 (LA County Auto Equipment & Repair) was honored on June 14, 2016, by the LA County Board of Supervisors. Read more >>>

AFSCME Local 127 (City of San Diego blue-collar employees) has been able to win a strong new contract with signifi­cant raises that bring the City clos­er to providing its long-overlooked blue-collar workforce pay parity with comparable cities and with other San Diego City employees. Read more >>>

Carson Part-Time employees in AFSCME Local 809 and Full-Time Confidential employees in AFSCME Local 1017 have been able to achieve strong contracts at the bargaining table. Read more >>>

In a victory for blue collar employees of the Anaheim Union School District (AFSCME Local 3112) who have been battling an unfair labor practice over management promises made and broken, the Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) has ruled in favor of the union.


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Attn: All Local Union Leaders:

AFSCME District Council 36 Local Unions should be preparing to nominate and elect delegates for the 42nd AFSCME International Convention in Las Vegas (July 18-22, 2016).


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CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE WHO FOUGHT TO #‎FIXLA! Great achievement for ALL Angelenos! Mayor Eric Garcetti held a press conference on the steps of LA City Hall April 28, to announce the launching of a historic program to give good civil service job opportunities to underrepresented residents. This event formalizes the landmark workforce and service restoration program that grew out of bargaining, and will create 5,000 public service jobs by 2018.  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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