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As a librarian at the Walnut Creek Library, Rita Carrasco is used to the hustle and bustle that comes with working in a place that is so essential to the community.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday joined AFSCME President Lee Saunders and front-line public service workers from states experiencing surges in coronavirus cases to urge the Senate to approve

Mental health professionals in the Parole Outpatient Clinics throughout the state play an important role in helping parolees transition back into society and keeping our communities safe.

The 19 presidential candidates who participated in the AFSCME Public Service Forum on Saturday disagreed on a range of topics, but they all agreed on one issue – our country needs a federal law that expands and protects collective bargaining rights for all public service workers.

Union Plus recently awarded $170,000 in scholarships to 108 students representing 34 unions, and two of the winners were from families representing AFSCME Council 57.

Kim Adam, of Santa Cruz, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Adam’s father, Detlef Adam, is a member of AFSCME Local 101. Deaira Dorsey Brown, of Palo Alto, was also awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Her mother, Denise Dorsey, is a member of AFSCME Local 2620.

Every quarter, the Council 57 president will share an inspiring message with members and give an update on what's happening in our union. This is his message for July.

I first want to take the opportunity to introduce myself to those whom I haven’t had the opportunity to meet personally.

My name is Abdul Johnson and I am the recently elected President of AFSCME Council 57. I am an employee of the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation and I serve as a chaplain at Valley State Prison in Chowchilla. 

When Northern Inyo Hospital was rebuilt several years ago in the Eastern Sierra, the hospital’s management promised to erect a new state-of-the art facility that the residents could be proud of—one that would attract top medical talent and expand needed healthcare services to this rural community.

A U.S. District judge sided with our brothers and sisters from AFSCME Local 2700 in a recent case that makes it clear that our union does not have to refund dues to workers who opt of their membership.

In an epic legal and political victory that has ramifications for the retirement security of public employees across California, the San Diego City Council has voted to join AFSCME District Council 36, AFSCME Local 127 and other city labor unions to invalidate its own pension “reform” measure, Proposition B.

The 6-3 vote on June 10 reverses San Diego’s course.