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Seeking new ways to build and strengthen our union, Council 57 members from throughout the state came together in January for the second instal

AFSCME members recently joined members of SEIU and IFPTE to help get a bill passed in Californ

Council 57 and a number of our locals gave the gift of solidarity this holiday season by supporting the successful two-month strike organized by machinists at Henkels Bay Point.

Kay Khan, a licensed vocational nurse at Fair Oaks Health Clinic.

AFSCME Local 829member Kay Khan and her husband had been planning their vacation to India for months when the President’s administration implemented its “Muslim ban,” which targeted immigrants from several countries in the Middle East.

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.

We recently caught up with the board members to get to know them a little better and find out what are their goals to make our Union stronger over the coming years.

Ruben Rodriguez
President
Local 444

California lawmakers took their first look in April at establishing a “Medicare for All” healthcare system, and labor unions were in strong support.

AFSCME Council 57 is the latest political heavyweight to vote for Kimberly Ellis to lead and represent statewide democrats as the next California Democratic Party Chair.

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.

A new case from Illinois that is almost a carbon copy of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Associationis 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.