More than 1,000 Los Angeles City employees and supporters, including a lively contingent from AFSCME 3090, turned out for the Day of Action on Oct. 28 to march on City Hall. Chanting, “Banks got bailed out, we got sold out!” protestors marched from downtown’s Financial District to the steps of City Hall to let City leaders know they will not stand for bad bank deals that are costing the city millions of dollars, reducing city services or creating higher payments for employee health care.
AFSCME 3090 president Alice Goff and Board member Eva Espinosa spoke at the rally and got the crowd revved up, denouncing the bad deals and cuts city leaders have made that have driven city services into the ground. The message was clear as we continue with our negotiations with the City: We won’t take it! No deal!
It has been several long months at the negotiating table and the process has been a particularly challenging one this time around. At our Local 3090 bargaining table, we have had presentations from members in classifications or work units with unique problems. Language changes to a few articles in the MOU have also been proposed. Simultaneously, we are engaged in bargaining at the Coalition of LA City Unions table. There have also been Unfair Employee Relations Practice (UERP) charges filed by both sides.
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