District Council 57


Local 315 members recently held a town hall meeting to voice their opposition to Inyo County officials’ claims that they don’t have enough to fund strong public services and the workers who provide them. About 60 members and residents from the community crowded the town hall to show how, without a fair contract, the county's public services are being put at risk.  Read more >>>

“Although AFSCME Council 57 has never made an endorsement in the State Party Chair’s race, this year we were compelled to invite the two candidates to share their legislative priorities, organizing plans and leadership values.After extensive scrutiny, our board voted to stand shoulder to shoulder with Kimberly Ellis because of her inclusiveness, and her mandate to involve, organize and be a champion for public service employees and working families," said Council 57 President Cynthia McCabe.  Read more >>>

The multibillion dollar transportation bill that the California State Legislature recently passed to fix our state’s crumbling roads and bridges is a huge boon for AFSCME members.  Read more >>>

A new case from Illinois that is almost a carbon copy of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal court upheld a lower court’s ruling in favor of requiring “fair-share” fees for public sector workers.  Read more >>>

The California Labor Federation has created a one-stop shop to chronicle and empower the worker-led resistance coming from this state that is fighting back against the Republican Congress and the President's agenda.  Read more >>>

Are Unions Useful Anymore?

Tell me if you've heard this one before: "Unions were good at one time, but haven't they outlived their usefulness?" This statement is old hat for those who want to crush workers' rights on the job. How old? The revelation at the 48-second mark says it all.


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