AFSCME 3090 and the Coalition of LA City Unions have negotiated a tentative contract agreement with the City of Los Angeles on behalf of you, our members. After a pretty grueling process, the bargaining team is pleased with the outcome. Now it is up to you, the members, to vote yea or nay to ratify the contract. This is one of those times when taking action as a union member is most important. This is your contract.
The ratification process now begins. You will receive a packet with a full summary from the Coalition negotiations table as well as a summary from the Local 3090 table. You will have first-hand information on exactly what was achieved along with a comparison of where we were when we went to the table. Please read through the summary to be able to make an informed decision. Worksite meetings are being calendared to answer questions and clarify information provided. Please refer to the AFSCME 3090 website for locations which will be updated as new sites are scheduled. Critical dates and relevant information will also be posted.
Our bargaining team members are: Carmen Hayes-Walker – Vice President, Adriane Buchanan – Building & Safety, Monica Delatorre – Police Department, MaryAnn Peters – Library Department, Kathy Peters – Recreation & Parks, Jeanette Argentin – Harbor Department, David (Sam) Lapides – Fire & Police Pension, T. Denisia Garner (Tammy) – ITA, Dolores Spears (ret) – Staff, Teresa Sanchez – Staff and myself. Now it’s up to you.
We thank you for your input, your activism at rallies and at various actions that helped bring attention to our position, and for your patience. Please take some time to assess the tentative agreement. If you have questions, let’s come together and discuss it at our next membership meeting which will be held on Wednesday, September 2 at 6:30 p.m. at AFSCME District Council 36 headquarters.
Labor Day Celebration
Labor Day is just around the corner and we will celebrate in solidarity with many other unions at the annual Labor Day Parade. The march starts at Broad & E Street in Wilmington and ends in Banning Park with music, food and good old family fun. At a time when the wealth gap continues to widen in this country, it is important to remember and be thankful for the fruits of organized labor. It is a time to remember and lift up all those that have fought, and in many cases died, for humane working conditions in the United States.
Enjoy the rest of your summer and have a safe and happy Labor Day!
Alice Goff, President, AFSCME 3090