AFSCME 3299 Endorses Pilar Schiavo for Assembly

Chatsworth, CA -- Today, on the heels of announcing a record-setting fundraising haul of more than $120,000 in less than six weeks, Pilar Schiavo announced the endorsement of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 (AFSCME 3299). AFSCME 3299 represents more than 27,000 University of California workers, fighting to provide social justice and economic opportunity not just to UC workers, but to the greater public.

The support from AFSCME 3299 adds to the growing support for Pilar’s campaign, which recently announced the endorsements of Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, Treasurer Fiona Ma, Board of Equalization Member Malia Cohen, Senators Maria Elena Durazo and Connie Leyva, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, CA Dem Party Vice Chair David Campos, National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), United Steelworkers Local 675 (USW), and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) TSA Local 1260.

"AFSCME 3299 is excited to support Pilar Schiavo in her bid to represent California's 38th Assembly district. Pilar has a longstanding record of labor leadership throughout California that has greatly prepared her to serve this district and represent the working class,” said Kathryn Lybarger, AFSCME 3299 President. “Pilar has proven that she will never back down and will fight for the 27,000 University of California service and patient care workers that we represent. We proudly stand with Pilar."

Schiavo has spent her career fighting to uplift working families, working for more than a decade at the California Nurses Association supporting nurses and  healthcare workers on the frontlines. Delivering for her community and for working families across the state on issues like education access, good jobs and economic stability, and guaranteed healthcare, making the support from AFSCME 3299 is incredibly meaningful. 

“I am so honored to have earned the support from AFSCME 3299, one of the most powerful employee unions in the state,” said Schiavo. “I have spent my career fighting for safe patient care, protections for frontline healthcare workers, fair wages, healthcare access, and economic stability for working families and will take that fight with me to Sacramento. I look forward to working with AFSCME 3299 to deliver for University of California employees and all working families across our state.”

Pilar has spent her career working to uplift working families. For almost 13 years, Pilar worked with California Nurses Association (CNA), most recently deploying nurses for disaster relief and humanitarian missions. She's also worked with UNITE-HERE Local 11, SEIU, AFL-CIO, the San Francisco Labor Council, all with the one goal of uplifting families. Pilar has been active in her community for years, initiating and co-founding West Valley Homes YES! (WVHY) and the West Valley People's Alliance (WVPA), serving on the PTA at her daughter's public school, and was elected to the Leadership & School Site Councils. Pilar lives with her daughter Sofia and her stepdaughter Germany in Chatsworth.