Local 741 - City of L.A. Recreation Assistants & Instructors


We asked AFSCME members to share their talent on stage at the 41st International Convention and the results were amazing.


This November, AFSCME will work overtime to support candidates who will protect collective bargaining rights, preserve retirement security, and ensure that every American has decent health care coverage.


Read between the lines, because Charles Koch's toxic vision for our country is still evident.


Rep. Paul Ryan keeps trotting out the same old plans to shred the U.S. safety net but calls it something else. His most recent scheme to cut anti-poverty programs comes with buzzwords like “innovation” and “flexibility,” but it’s the same tired ideas.


Opponents of labor unions were rubbing their hands gleefully earlier this summer when the Supreme Court ruled that home care workers didn't have to pay "fair share" fees. But our union is a testament to the power of collective action.


Watch AFSCME member Maricruz Manzanarez's powerful story on why we need immigration reform.


In a rousing keynote address at AFSCME's 41st International Convention in Chicago, Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes told the assembled delegates that unions do make a difference. Click through to watch the video highlights.


We kicked off the 41st International Convention in Chicago with some big news: our union is 92,155 members stronger today than it was just a few months ago. Watch highlights of Pres. Saunders' speech by clicking through.


The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that home care and child care providers members were not required to pay fair share dues.


Home care and child care workers will continue to stand up for quality care in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn.


EMTs and paramedics suffer three times as many workplace injuries as the national average.


PayWatch Raises Awareness about Income Inequality Read more >>>

New AFSCME campaign will grow the union by 50,000 members before the 2014 Convention in July. Read more >>>

Last month’s employment figures are in, and things don’t look good. Read more >>>

by Olivia Sandbothe

Low-wage workers in certain federally funded jobs will see a much-needed pay increase, thanks to President Obama.

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As of April 16, 2013:

In an effort to bring encouragement and incentive in the form of recognition and appreciation (not given by the city) for life services in their work, and in order to promote a closer unity of association, AFSCME local 741 has resolved to honor 1 Director or Coordinator from local 901 each year. Read more >>>

Welcome to our local 741 webpage.  We are Recreation Assistants and Instructors for the City of Los Angeles.

Welcome to AFSCME local 741

Hi.  We are aproximately 2300 Recreation Assistants, Instructors, and Art Instrutors working at more than 300 city park sites in Los Angeles.

President:                                 Judy West

Vice President:                        Novell Thompson

Treasurer:                                James Tracy

Recording Secretary:              Patricia Robinson

This website contains much continually updated information concerning AFSCME International, So Cal Council 36, as well as our own local 741.  Please log on in the upper right corner to view all the exciting news & activities available.

Not yet a member?  Then you're an agency-fee-payer in the dark!   You are already contributing towards membership, so you might as well officially become one and receive our latest contract with the city, a pocket calander/organizer and regular mailings of news items, important information and updates .  You will be able to participate in officer elections, help in decisions, attend conferences, and most of all let the City of L.A. know that we are a strong force to be reckoned with.  Just contact us and fill out a purple card.

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