Sisters & Brothers,

Good contracts don't just happen. They take work to prepare for, work to negotiate and work to agree upon.

And so, our work begins.

AFSCME Local 3090's Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Los Angeles expires on June 30, 2018. Yes, that is eight months away, but it is only a blink of an eye considering what we need to do to get from here to the next contract.  The fact of the matter is, city management won't just give out raises and benefits out of the kindness of their own heart. It's through 3090 solidarity that we can ensure a fair contract for all.

This is where you come in. We need Local 3090 members' active participation in the next round of negotiations. This is the surest way to have your voice heard and guarantee the best contract possible.
We need you in multiple ways.  First and foremost, in order to participate you must be a voluntary member. This means you must actually sign a membership card and turn it in so that the union actually has your wet signature on file. If you haven't filled out the new membership card in the past year, feel free to call and request one to be mailed to you at (213) 487-9887 ext. 340 -- just ask for Bernice.

This Saturday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m., come to our monthly membership meeting at Union Headquarters – AFSCME Council 36, 514 Shatto Place, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, 90020 – where we'll talk about the negotiations process and how you fit in. We will discuss how we will be forming Department Crews with leadership roles as we head into the next phase of the process.  And yes, lunch will be served.

This is YOUR union. Make it as strong as it can be! #Mighty3090!

Last month, the AFSCME Council 36 Biennial Convention was held.  You elected 9 delegates and 4 alternates to attend.  I am humbled to have been elected a Vice President of Council 36, District 2, and I am dedicated to working for the men and women of this great union. I'm saddened to see my friend and colleague Alice Goff step down as Council 36 President.  We all know that Alice was extremely dedicated and worked tirelessly for the rights of all working people.

I'm eager to work with new Council 36 President Andy Jung and the rest of the newly elected Council 36 executive board, and also energized by the many new members who attended the Convention and will be leading this Union for years to come.

In Unity,
Carmen Hayes-Walker
President

Alice Goff

Carmen Hayes-Walker
President AFSCME 3090

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