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AFSCME Summer Family Fun Day

Saturday, June 18, 2022
11AM – 6PM
Victory Park (2575 Paloma Street, Pasadena, CA 91107)
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Message from the President 

Sisters and Brothers:

The Executive Board would like to say thank you to all who participated in our recent elections and we will continue to give our best effort to protect your work rights and interests.

As we close out 2021 let’s take this time to reflect on what we have overcome, accomplished and what we face in the coming year. There are big issues ahead in 2022 both politically and legislatively. We have the City of Los Angeles Mayors election, several LA County Board of Supervisors seats are up for election, legislative races in both houses in the California State Capitol in addition to the federal midterm elections in the U.S House and Senate. Our goal is to continue to be proactive politically on your behalf.

We encourage you to be more active in protecting your (our) Union rights and for those everywhere in the Labor movement. There are forces out there (multi-billion-dollar corporations and anti-labor groups) that are still pushing their agenda to smother out and remove the rights of workers to collectively bargain, specifically those in the public sector (see the article link regarding a proposed anti-worker proposition). 

As a union local we are a part of the 10-11 % of all workers in the United States who have the good fortune to be part of a unionized bargaining unit and the public sector unions are about 30-35 % of that number. Our fight to exist never ends and we are very fortunate to have a contract with protections and negotiated rights unlike many workers in our country who are at the will of their employers.

Let’s cherish the rights that we have and not participate in any action(s) or decision(s) by management to chip away and erode those rights. Don’t cut side deals with them that goes against your hard-earned labor rights and also harms your fellow co-workers and fellow Union sisters and brothers. They are not your friend nor do they care about what’s best for you. We can’t go backwards and work under the horrendous conditions that existed prior to Local 3634 organizing as a bargaining unit.  No Union, No rights. No Union, No protections. We have to keep those things in mind constantly so let’s stay engaged and fight.

As we go into this Holiday season, let’s continue to take care of our physical and mental health, which are the most valuable and prized assets we possess and allows us to pursue our goals and dreams on a daily basis.

Continued Peace and Prosperity for You and Your Families in 2022!!!!

Respectfully and In Solidarity,
Brother Al Cromer
AFSCME Local 3634 President

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October, 2021

Sisters and Brothers:

I would like to thank everyone who participated in the locals election process.  I personally am thankful and appreciative of the opportunity to serve as your President for another three years. I along with the rest of the E-Board will continue to defend and protect your work rights and working conditions.

As we go into the upcoming year of 2022, there are many political races that will affect us here at Metro: LA Mayors race, the LA County Board of Supervisors races, the California state legislative campaigns and the mid terms in both the U.S House and Senate. The local will stay politically active with our lobbyists in Sacramento and Washington D.C through the various political campaigns.

We are asking of you to continue to support our Union and staying active yourselves in some capacity on our various local committees. Our successes will be collective as a whole and the Executive Board will continue it’s hard work to meet and fulfill your needs.

Respectfully and In Solidarity,

Brother Al Cromer
AFSCME Local 3634 President