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MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ALICE GOFF

Negotiations: Bargaining to Fix LA

Negotiations with the City began in mid May and I wish I had better news to report. But progress on a new contract for Local 3090 is crawling along. We continue to negotiate in good faith on our part and have put forward changes to enhance language in several articles of the MOU. In addition, there have been presentations from members on inequities specific to their classification. We will not have a response on any of our proposals until we have completed our full package. As I reported in June, the City did not submit their proposals to us in a timely manner so we are still working to resolve that. At this time, there is no prediction on an end date to these negotiations. But rest assured, we will continue to keep you informed on our progress and any other actions to raise our collective voices.

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AFSCME 3090 NEWS

Day of Action! Coalition, AFSCME 3090 Say ‘No Deal’ to City

The City is demanding to cut your pay and benefits and continue cuts to City services while shoveling almost $300 million a year to Wall Street. Why is LA breaking your bank while giving big banks a break?

 

 

Endorsement: Sheila Kuehl for the 3rd Supervisorial District

Kuehl brings a solid understanding of the problems in the jails, in foster care and in other aspects of the county's work that is nearly unparalleled for someone not already working in the county arena. That's in part because she has devoted much of her life to championing people in need and on the margins of society — precisely the people county government is intended to serve. And it is in part because Kuehl served 14 years in the Legislature, mastering the intricacies not just of policy but of subjects as mundane yet crucial as funding streams and federal regulations and waivers.

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Opinion: What's the Right Minimum Wage for Los Angeles?

How about $15, which is the figure proposed in a ballot initiative now being circulated in L.A.? The Economic Roundtable, in a study commissioned by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, said that wage was needed for a worker in a high-cost city like Los Angeles to achieve what the Fair Labor Standards Act calls the minimum standard for “well-being.” The report said an employee working full time (35 hours or more) and earning $15 an hour would be paid at least $26,250 a year, which is roughly twice the federal poverty threshold for a one- or two-person household.

 

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Labor Groups Want L.A. City Attorney to File Complaint on Bank Deals

Fix LA is pressing for city officials to file a complaint with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the largest independent securities regulator in the U.S., arguing that underwriters for the bond deal violated the principle of “fair dealing.”

 

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Bargaining Update: City Proposes to Take More From Workers and Residents We Serve

Despite the fact that CAO Miguel Santana admits that the local economy has rebounded, City of Los Angeles revenues are in recovery – City Controller Ron Galperin just reported that City revenues are nearly $87 million more than expected – and the City Reserve Fund is the highest it’s EVER BEEN, the City is demanding that middle class City workers agree to millions of dollars in new wage and health care cuts.

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Updates

2014 CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

Oct. 6 Update

Aug. 4 Update

July 29 Update

Coalition of L.A. City Unions
View the presentation on the 2014 negotiations: We're Fighting to Fix L.A.

SAVE THE DATE
Next Membership Meeting: Wed., Nov. 5 @ 6:30 p.m.

Union Headquarters
514 Shatto Place, LA 90020 3rd Floor
(213) 487-9887 x340

Note: There is no membership meeting in December. The Nov. 5 meeting will be the last of 2014.

Oct. 28 - Day of Action! We're marching to City Hall to say NO DEAL. Click here for more info.

Oct. 15- 31 - 2014 National Save for Retirement Week: Deferred Compensation Plan - Join the plan and enter to win prizes. Click here for more info.

Nov. 4 Election – AFSCME Endorsements

AFSCME District Council 36’s Local and State Endorsements

AFSCME California’s General Statewide Endorsements

Attend LACERS meetings every second and fourth Tuesday of the month and learn more about your pension investments. Click here for more info.

FIX LA COALITION

Learn more about the campaign to reclaim LA at FixLA.org.

LA to Renegotiate Toxic Bank Deals

Fact Sheet: Student and Public Safety in Jeopardy

LA Crossing Guard Shortage