Golden Gate Labor Coalition members show their strength!
Over 50 members of the unions that make up the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition (including Local 21) gathered at the Bridge District office Friday morning, July 25....
Local 21 members in San Jose Working to take back “The Lost Decade”
After a decade of pay reductions, layoffs, and hostility from the City Council majority, IFPTE Local 21 members in San Jose are taking back their City.
Local 21 members honor one-day strike at Golden Gate Bridge
Machinists Local 1414 members held an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike against the Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District Tuesday, Sept. 16. IFPTE Local...
Forced Out- A San Francisco for Everyone?
Local 21 members working for the City of San Francisco made the difficult choice during the Great Recession to help the City they work for and love. They agreed to wage cuts...
LOST EDGE Video Viewing
Stop by the Local 21 San Jose office at 4:30 p.m. June 25 to be one of the first to see "LOST EDGE: Restoring San Jose's Competitive Advantage," a video...
Affordable Healthcare is a Right
The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors are undercutting the core principles of the Affordable Care Act and the Democratic Party.
A San Francisco For Everyone
These Local 21 members represent more than 4,000 city employees who are helping to build a beautiful, sustainable and more vibrant San Francisco. The movie A San...
Volunteer for Victory
Help elect Leaders to the San Jose City Council who will care about all residents, and who won't play politics with workers and services in the crosshairs. This is our...
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Union Membership Perks


Don't forget to use the perks that Union membership brings! As a Local 21 member, you are eligible to take advantage of the 35+ member benefits offered by Union Plus. These include a credit card program, mortgage program, AT&T wireless discounts, entertainment and travel discounts, savings on flowers, and so much more. Learn about the Union Plus member benefits at

Minimum Wage, Retiree Health, Revenue Measure Win Big Mixed results in San Jose and Major Win in Oakland


The November election saw the approval of badly needed local revenue measures and long overdue raises for thousands of Bay Area workers.   Local 21 backed candidates won all three City Council seats in Oakland but experienced losses in tight races in San Jose.

New Organizing Approach Yields Results

Local 21 took a decidedly different approach to engaging members in the election. 

Meet the Candidates


Meet the Executive Committee Candidates for San Francisco Vice President before you cast your vote.

IFPTE Local 21’s Election Committee is holding Executive Officer elections in November and December. Elected Leaders will serve a three year term on Local 21’s Executive Committee, starting in 2015.