This week, the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council (SDICLC) swore in Tim Douglass, President of AFSCME Local 127, to its Executive Board. As a Member of the Executive Board, Douglas

The House of Representatives has passed President Joe Biden’s transformational bipartisan infrastructure plan, which Biden will soon sign into law. The passage earned praise from AFSCME President Lee Saunders, who, in a statement, said, “We are turning a corner.”

As of October 29, 2021, the City of San Diego and AFSCME Local 127 concluded its effects bargaining over the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate. Although AFSCME Local 127 expressed several objections to the process and the content of the City’s Mandate, the city decided to impose its mandate.

As solidarity actions and strikes sweep the nation, workers are making history by organizing their workplaces for the first time.

When workers belong to a union, they have a unified voice to create safer, stronger and healthier workplaces. Organizing is our most effective tool to determine workplace dignity, hours, working conditions and quality of life. Workers aren’t stuck with dangerous workplace conditions with poor wages and benefits. They can improve them, together.

The Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act was introduced today in the House of Representatives by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.). The bill, which currently has 144 cosponsors, would set a minimum nationwide standard of collective bargaining rights that states must provide. It would empower workers to join together for a voice on the job not only to improve working conditions but to improve the communities in which they work.

Click on the link below to pull up the PDF version of the document. You can click on links in the PDF. 

PDF icon Fact Sheet on Prop B Rescission - October 2021

We’ve said it before: Life is better in a union

Workers who belong to unions make more money than their nonunion counterparts. They have better health care insurance and retirement plans, more job security and safer working conditions. They’re happier.

*This notice was written to MEA members, but is relevant and useful for Local 127 members.*

Dear MEA Members,

Please take a breath and spend a few minutes to read and digest the following information related to the City’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

MEA recognizes that for over 80% of MEA-represented employees who are already fully vaccinated, this information will likely seem irrelevant -- but we encourage you to read and understand it and then share it with a colleague who has questions about the legality of what the City is doing.