The AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board approved the following resolution in support of the September Days of Climate Action, which will take place on Sept.

The AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board announced on July 26 that Charles Allen has been named the new executive director of the council, effective immediately.

For most of the country, Nov. 8, 2018, might not stand out the same way it does for social worker Lance Ferris. But for Ferris, who’s based in Chico, that was a day that changed his life and the lives of those in his community forever.

The 19 presidential candidates who participated in the AFSCME Public Service Forum on Saturday disagreed on a range of topics, but they all agreed on one issue – our country needs a federal law that expands and protects collective bargaining rights for all public service workers.

Union Plus recently awarded $170,000 in scholarships to 108 students representing 34 unions, and two of the winners were from families representing AFSCME Council 57.

Kim Adam, of Santa Cruz, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Adam’s father, Detlef Adam, is a member of AFSCME Local 101. Deaira Dorsey Brown, of Palo Alto, was also awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Her mother, Denise Dorsey, is a member of AFSCME Local 2620.

Every quarter, the Council 57 president will share an inspiring message with members and give an update on what's happening in our union. This is his message for July.

I first want to take the opportunity to introduce myself to those whom I haven’t had the opportunity to meet personally.

My name is Abdul Johnson and I am the recently elected President of AFSCME Council 57. I am an employee of the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation and I serve as a chaplain at Valley State Prison in Chowchilla. 

When Northern Inyo Hospital was rebuilt several years ago in the Eastern Sierra, the hospital’s management promised to erect a new state-of-the art facility that the residents could be proud of—one that would attract top medical talent and expand needed healthcare services to this rural community.