Union rights and solidarity

 

On August 2, AFSCME Local 800 members rallied outside the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFSLA) building Tuesday to demand a fair contract.

Note added April 2, 2020:  The text below begins "When called into a meeting with management ...

Do you have questions about absences from work because of COVID (or other reasons)?

The California 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave law entitles employees (working for employers with more than 25 employees) access to up to 10 days of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave through September 30, 2022;  in other words, you do not have to draw on your personal sick leave bank.

Dear Local 800 Members,

There is good news for AFSCME members looking to pursue higher education. AFSCME Free College has made its bachelor’s degree completion program a permanent benefit.

That means that AFSCME members and their families can earn a bachelor’s degree for free, making an even wider choice of career options a possibility for more people.

Our local consists of members in nine different community and social service agencies -- and right now our members in JVS SoCal (formerly Jewish Vocational Service) are battling an attack from management in contract negotiations. State, county, and city elected officials, 12+ Rabbis, 8+ community organizations, and hundreds of community members have come out publicly in support of JVS union members. On Monday Dec.
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Note added April 2, 2020:  As we all know, the spread of the coronavirus has been rapid, and while it felt like we were in the midst of the pandemic when we sent out our first COVID19-related eblast two weeks ago, on March 19 -- much h

March 25, 2020

Here are the highlights of the new legislation passed last week that creates two new Paid Leave Programs for workers impacted by the COVID-19 virus: The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.