Be A Part of the AFSCME Women's Committee!
Do you want to do something about the challenges of women in the workplace? The newly recreated District Council 36 Women's Committee will take on issues like equal pay for equal work, discriminiation and sexual harassment – as well as promote education and leadership training for women in the union.
Become an AFSCME Steward!
The job of a steward is the most challenging, most rewarding and most important job in our union. That's because you are on the front lines of our fight to develop a strong, active union in the workplace - on that can make a real difference in the lives of our members.
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Donate to 'PEOPLE'
Politics Affects Everyone
PEOPLE (Public Employees Organized to Promote Legislative Equality) is about the difference between having things happen to you and making things happen.
By participating in PEOPLE (AFSCME's political, legislative and fundraising arm), you can have a direct impact on the political process - from helping shape policies on privatization and other issues that affect us to helping elect the public officials who are your bosses.
As a public employee, your job, wages and working conditions are directly linked to politics. We need the active participation of all members in order to make our legislative/political program strong, and in turn, to be effective when we work on behalf of our members. From possible changes in Social Security retirement benefits, to city budget issues, to anti-union initiatives, politics affects everyone. No other group of employees has such a direct connection to politics as AFSCME members. That is why PEOPLE matters.
All AFSCME members and their families can be part of PEOPLE!
"Your ability to gain at the bargaining table is directly related to your past gains politically. AFSCME PEOPLE is our vehicle to get the job done."
- Gerald W. McEntee, International President
"Being active in PEOPLE is the single best way to build the Union and to make a political statement. We want a better life, a better quality of public services and to be able to live with dignity on and off the job."
- William Lucy, International Secretary-Treasurer
For more information, contact the union at (213) 487-9887 or visit the AFSCME website.