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There is an upcoming vaccination pop up event this Saturday, April 24th from 8AM to 4:40PM. This event is exclusive for residents of San Diego County District 1.

Workers in health care and social service industries are a big step closer to having safer workplaces.

On this National Library Workers Day, AFSCME library workers deserve to be recognized for the value they bring to ou

Brothers and Sisters,

As you may know, Local 127 has filed a lawsuit against the City of San Diego to get back underpaid overtime. Arellano v. City of San Diego has developed recently and we would like to fill you in on the details. On August 21, 2018, the judge granted our Motion to Consolidate our case with the Municipal Employees Association (MEA) lawsuit, Mitchell v. City of San Diego. In other words, we've again joined up with our sister union, MEA, in our legal efforts.

It was 10 years ago this month that the 2008 financial crisis kicked into high gear. When storied Wall Street bank Lehman Brothers shut down, bankers walking out of the building carrying cardboard boxes of their possessions made the perfect image for TV cameras.

No politician running for office today would openly advocate for more wealth inequality in our country, where the richest 1 percent of the population owns 40 percent of the wealth. Even candidate Donald Trump in 2016 promised to stand up for the “forgotten men and women of our country,” who feel betrayed by a rigged economic system that benefits a small minority at their expense. Yet every single day, President Trump and congressional leaders seem determined to do more to increase wealth inequality than to alleviate it; do more for corporations and the wealthy than for single parents working two or three jobs to make ends meet.

We won an enormous legal victory over the City of San Diego some days ago related to the City-sponsored local ballot measure, Proposition B. Prop. B stripped many of us of hard-earned retirement security by replacing guaranteed pensions with 401(k)-style retirement plans for all newly hired city employees except police officers. Prop. B also froze wage increases for five years.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders lashed out at the Trump administration after President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders to make it easier to fire federal workers and weaken their unions.