About Us

We are AFSCME

AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board - 2017-2019

AFSCME Council 57 is comprised of 23 local unions representing 27,000 members throughout Northern California and the Central Valley. Established in 1963, the Council was formed as a progressive, member-driven labor organization dedicated to empowering and securing dignity and respect for all workers. We work together to improve wages, benefits and working conditions through organizing, collective bargaining and political action. We represent workers in schools and community colleges, transit agencies, public works and services, clinics and hospitals, and water and wastewater facilities. Our members are also the health and social service professionals in corrections facilities across California.

We support our local unions by:

  • Providing resources, training and professional services
  • Fighting for economic and social justice
  • Raising awareness on issues that affect working families
  • Empowering members in representation and bargaining
  • Mobilizing workers to participate in the political process
  • Sharing effective communication and resources
  • Organizing unorganized workers

We also partner with other labor organizations, service providers, consumers, the faith community and community-based organizations to:

  • ensure the health and vitality of working families and their communities
  • seek solutions to critical issues like the healthcare and mental health crisis as well as climate change
  • raise awareness of wasteful contracting out of public services
  • stop attacks on public sector workers
  • fix California’s inequitable tax policies

Council 57 is affiliated with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a democratic union with 1.6 million members who share a common commitment to public service in our communities. We also encourage our Locals to affiliate with their local arm of the AFL-CIO, the Central Labor Council.

Officers

President
Ruben Rodriguez, AFSCME Council 57 President
Vice President
Abdul Johnson, AFSCME Council 57 Vice President
Treasurer
Belinda Malone, AFSCME Council 57 Treasurer
Secretary
Ingrid Bella, AFSCME Council 57 Secretary
Executive Board Member
Liz Bettencourt - AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board Member
Executive Board Member
Gary Grant, AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board Member
Executive Board Member
Grace Horton, AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board Member
Executive Board Member
Eri Glans-Suzuki, AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board Member
Executive Board Member
Nathan Ask, AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board Member
Executive Board Member
Cheryll Grover, AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board Member
Executive Board Member
Shannon Kenney, AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board Member
Executive Board Member
Rita Magaña, AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board Member
Executive Board Member
Dave McGrath-Wagner, AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board Member
Executive Board Member
Felipe Donaire, AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board Member
Executive Board Member
George Cleveland, AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board Member