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LA County Unions unite to demand fair pay raise to combat record-breaking inflation


Frontline workers from various public sector unions throughout LA County are demanding cost-of-living increases to fight inflation. Fifteen unions representing over 85,000 workers, including AFSCME Local 685, have made plain that the rising cost of living is a major bargaining point.


These unions include:

• American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Council 36

• AFSCME Local 685 – L.A. County Probation Officers’ Union

• Association of Deputy District Attorneys (ADDA)

• Association for L.A. Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS)

• Association of Public Defender Investigators

• California Association of Professional Employees (CAPE)

• Committee of Interns and Residents, SEIU Local 1957

• International Union of Operating Engineers Local 501

• L.A./Orange Counties Building Trades Council

• L.A. County Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1014

• L.A. County Lifeguard Association

• L.A. County Public Defenders Union Local 148

• Professional Peace Officers Association, MEBA

• SEIU Local 721

• Teamsters Local 911

• Union of American Physicians & Dentists, AFSCME


Tuesday’s press conference followed last Thursday’s “Fight for the Frontline” march and rally, which stopped traffic through downtown Los Angeles and was eagerly attended by thousands of Los Angeles County workers.



Hans Liang, President, AFSCME Local 685, addresses thousands of County employees on March 31, 2022.


LA County’s frontline workforce took to the streets to ensure that their key contract bargaining demands were met. The fight against inflation is proving to be a major sticking point as the price of everything from rent to a bag of groceries to a gallon of gasoline skyrockets – and there’s no end in sight, particularly in light of the U.S. Labor Dept.’s latest inflation numbers.

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