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The AFSCME Council 57 Political Action Committee has announced our endorsements for state and local races for the November 6, 201

Nearly 300 Contra Costa County workers rallied outside the Board of Supervisors meeting in September before packing the board room to make their demands loud and clear: We need a healthcare fix in

For months, our union was preparing for the Janus v. AFSCME case by taking steps to ensure we grow stronger despite the setback we anticipated.

So when the ruling finally came out at the end of June, it was no surprise that corporate CEOs, right-wing billionaires and wealthy special interests would try to get workers to celebrate the end of so-called fair share fees.

The Janus case was an attempt to deliver a knockout blow to millions of working people and their families who looked to the Supreme Court as an independent institution that advances equal rights and fundamental freedoms for all.

The AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board approved the following resolution in support of Pride Month and to promote fairness in the workplace for all working people:

"Whereas, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) believes in and promotes fairness and equality for all; and

Whereas, AFSCME works to promote policies that prohibit harassment, discrimination and retaliation in employment for our members; and

The following statement was issued by Council 57 President Ruben Rodriguez and Executive Director Michael Seville in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision that further rigs the rules against working people and in favor of billionaire CEOs and corporate interests, holding that requiring fair-share fees in the public sector violates the First Amendment of the Constitution:

The AFSCME Council 57 Executive Board approved the following resolution in response to the Trump administration's inhumane policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border:

"Whereas, the act of removing children from their families and the criminlization of families seeking legal asylum protection from violence in their countries of origin is both inhumane and has been condemned by the United Nations, religous leaders, and all who have compassion and a sense of decency.