AFSCME 3090 News
AFSCME 41st International Convention in Chicago: A Recap
AFSCME 3090, 7/28/14)
At a time when the labor movement is continually under attack, the Windy City welcomed 4,000 AFSCME delegates, alternates and guests from around the country for a week’s worth of speakers, workshops and resolutions that will move us forward in unity and strength. AFSCME 3090 sent delegates and alternates to represent the collective voice of our members.
Highlights from the convention:
- To combat the increasingly anti-union rhetoric in this country, the convention focused on three areas to grow our union: building political and legislative power, external organizing and building power with allies.
- 92,155: That’s how many new members we added this year, nearly doubling our goal of 50,000!
Is New DOT Head the Antidote to L.A.’s Defeatist Attitude on Transportation?
(Streetsblog LA, 7/22/14)
Will Reynolds succeed? Will she be Los Angeles’ Janette Sadik-Khan? Only time will tell. But not starting with a vision limited by years of hearing about what won’t work in Los Angeles gives Reynolds an advantage. By seeing Los Angeles through fresh eyes will help her see it for what it is, and what it can be, instead of being paralyzed by false fears of what it can not be and what we can not do.
LAUSD Union Member Who Bargained for $15 Per Hour Wages for Cafeteria Workers to be Honored at White House
(LA Daily News, 7/22/14)
Rafael Sanchez, a teacher’s assistant at Bell High School and member of Service Employees International Union Local 99, will be among a group of activists, business owners and workers honored for “taking action to raise wages for working women and men around the country.”
Union objects to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, police discussing contract
(LA Daily News, 7/22/14)
Protective League President Tyler Izen said the union understands the mayor’s intention but believes speaking directly would be a violation of fair bargaining rules. “While we recognize the mayor’s authority to exercise his freedom of speech while addressing city employees, this right is not absolute,” Izen said.
Explore the 41st International AFSCME Convention
(AFSCME 3090, 7/23/14)
The 41st International AFSCME Convention went off without a hitch in Chicago this past week. Local 3090 sent its delegates to vote on its members’ behalf. You can catch up on all the week’s events here as well as photos and video below.
Photos of AFSCME 3090 delegates at the Chicago gathering here.
Watch all the speeches and videos from the convention here.
3090 Delegates, Hundreds Rally in Chicago: Hard-working Cab Drivers Seek Union
More than a thousand delegates to the 41st AFSCME International Union Convention hit the streets Wednesday in support of 12,000 Chicago cab drivers organizing as part of AFSCME Council 31. Delegates converged across the street from City Hall to show solidarity with the drivers, who are part of Cab Drivers United-AFSCME Council 31.
A Message from President Obama to AFSCME Members
President Obama urged our 4,000 delegates at the 41st AFSCME International Convention in Chicago to keep up the fight for working people: “It’s people like you who make America work,” the President said. “And it’s unions like yours that helped build the greatest middle class the world has ever known.”