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 ...

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Four members of Local 800 joined 5000 delegates from across the United States and Canada at AFSCME's 43rd International Convention, held in Boston in mid-July.

They rose early each morning to attend 7:30 AM training workshops, before the day's main Convention sessions began – and they returned not exhausted but energized to continue, in the words of Josie Cha from the Museum of Tolerance, the “fight for fair treatment, justice, and equal rights for all workers.” (photo at right: Lilia Arbona and Josie Cha)

Community support was the crucial link in helping the negotiating team of AFSCME Local 800 members succeed in reaching a landmark first contract with management at the Museum of Tolerance (MOT).