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AFSCME Local 258 member Kate Ramos, a library technician at Samuel Jackman Middle School, was recently named AFSCME Employee of the Year by the Elk Grove Unified School District. We recently caught up with Ramos as the school year was wrapping up to find out how she is able to make such an impact in her community. Read more >>>

After an extensive nationwide search—with a rigorous screening and interview process— the Council 57 Executive Board unanimously agreed that Seville is the right choice to lead Council 57 forward, especially with the fresh challenges facing working people and our pressing need to increase union power and fight back against threats.  Read more >>>

Out of AFSCME’s 1.6 million members, many are immigrants and our Union has always proudly stood behind those members who have unfairly become the target of society’s ills. Now our members from immigrant backgrounds are starting to stand up. While it appears the President’s administration will continue its political attacks on immigrants, some Council 57 members are using their jobs and their immigrant backgrounds to fight back against the hate.  Read more >>>

The Council 57 Delegates held an election in April for the new Executive Board. With a two-year term comes a new Council president, vice president, secretary and several first-time Executive Board members. The treasurer and a number of board members were re-elected.   Read more >>>

The California Senate Health Committee discussed SB 562, the Healthy California Act, which is being sponsored by Sens. Ricardo Lara and Toni Atkins. Right before the hearing, our sisters and brothers from the California Nurses Association and Healthy California Coalition—of which AFSCME Council 57 is a member—led a rally and march to the State Capitol to support the proposal. “Thank you for carrying on this fight for universal healthcare for so long because it is the right and moral thing to do,” Lara said to the crowd of supporters who gathered in Sacramento to support SB 562.  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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