Contra Costa County

Local 21’s Contra Costa County chapter includes high-level managers and supervisors responsible for overseeing many County programs and services, we are dedicated to fairness in the workplace and community.

Chapter News and Events

Reflecting on the 2016 Election

12/27/2016

We thank Local 21 member who volunteered on behalf of our endorsed candidates for County Supervisor — AnaMarie Avila Farias and Diane Burgis. More Local 21 volunteers hit the phones and streets than ever before.

Farewell and Best Wishes to Jonathan Wright

12/27/2016

Lead Representative/Organizer Jonathan Wright will be leaving his position with IFPTE Local 21 to pursue great opportunities with a sister union, the Teamsters. We thank Jonathan for his work and wish him luck on his future endeavors!

Don’t Forget to Use Your Professional Development Benefit!

12/27/2016

All Local 21 members are reminded to utilize your Professional Development reimbursement benefit. 

Memorialized as Section 41.11 of our contract, the benefit is valued at up to $625. For every two years, the Professional Development benefit allows bargaining unit members to be reimbursed for the purchase of:

Contra Costa Executive Board Election

12/27/2016

Here is the Contra Costa County Executive Board for the upcoming term.

Employer Tries to Get Around Local 21 to Contract Out Jobs, Loses, and Ends Up Paying Members Money

10/25/2016

Local 21 in Contra Costa recently settled an unfair labor practice charge after the County illegally contracted out bargaining unit work.

Contra Costa County Chapter Wins a 3-Year Deal!

07/05/2016

For the first time in chapter history, Contra Costa County Members have secured a successor contract before the expiration of the current Memorandum of Understanding.

Charter School Interests Seek to Ban Organized Labor from Participation in School Board Elections

06/30/2016

Victory! Due to pressure from Local 21, the proposed resolution that would have banned labor from making contributions to West Contra Costa School Board candidates was amended to exclude all offensive language! Special thanks to Local 21 member Sandi Brown for her work on this!

Help Contra Costa MOU Bargaining By Submitting Equity Adjustment Documentation

04/11/2016

Contra Costa County Equity Adjustment Resources

Bargaining Starts for New Contract

04/11/2016

Bargaining for a new contract for some 1,000 Contra Costa County employees represented by Local 21 began in March. The current three-year agreement expires June 30, 2016.

Local 21 Members are determined to win fair wage increases for the work they perform and build on recent victories, which include successful negotiations last year to have the county pay a fairer share for increases in healthcare premium costs.

Union Representative Dons Another Cap: School Board Member

02/19/2016

As if this hard-charging union organizer and negotiator didn’t have enough on his plate, Jonathan T. Wright, Local 21's lead staff representative in Contra Costa County, is taking on another responsibility: school board member. On Feb. 1, the married, 35-year-old Wright was sworn in as the newest member of the Martinez Unified School District Board. In some ways it’s a post Wright has been groomed for his entire life.

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