Local 2188

In January 1993, Joann Mapp shared a powerful message on a conference call with newly elected President Bill Clinton.

The following is adapted from remarks delivered by President Saunders at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s Martin Luther King Day Breakfast on January 14, 2023.

Thanks to efforts by the Biden administration and AFSCME, many public service workers, 

Many AFSCME members work in high-stress fields such as public safety, health care, emergency medical services and firefighting.

On Saturday, February 24, 11 cities will host the Working People’s Days of Action, including Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a rally taking place in Thomas Paine Plaza from 10 a.m. to noon.

This event comes one week before the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, a case that threatens the labor movement with nationwide “right-to-work.” This is our last chance to make our voices heard by the Supreme Court Justices, and all of America. Attendance of AFSCME Council 13 members is strongly encouraged.

More information is forthcoming regarding buses to the event. Please contact your District Council if you are interested.

For more information on the Working People’s Day of Action, click here. To RSVP, click here.

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