AFSCME District Council 36


July 28: This Day in Labor History...

On this day in Labor History the year was 1913 silk workers in Paterson, New Jersey ended their unsuccessful six-month strike. By 1900, Paterson had won the nickname "Silk City." Skilled weavers, ribbon weavers in particular, were proud of their craft.

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AFSCME just pushed out a new video rounding up some of the recent highlights of our wonderful presidential candidates - and we ask the question: What kind of bosses would these presidential candidates be?

Despite Herculean efforts and remarkable initial success by labor to stop it, Fast Track Trade Authority has just passed both houses of Congress.

LA is now officially the largest city in America with a $15/hour minimum wage!

In a victory that brings fairer sick leave benefits to hundreds of hourly San Diego City workers, AFSCME Local 127 has won three additional paid sick days per year on behalf of the City’s part-time and temporary workers.

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement regarding the Obama administration’s proposed overtime rule change. Read more about proposal here

All Locals Welcome to AFSCME Council 36's Local Stewards' Training this Summer!

Respect Starts With Your Union Contract!
Friday, August 28 to Sunday, August 30, 2015
Come get hands-on, supportive instruction with real-life scenarios!
Click here for flyer with additional details! 

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. A new case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al., is the latest assault on the middle class, and may revisit the Abood ruling. Ultimately, the goal of this case is to silence the voices of workers seeking fairness on the job.

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

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