City of San Jose Chapters Win Strong Contract

04/30/2018

Strong member leadership and a clear understanding of the members’ priorities led Local 21 to substantial bargaining table gains. CAMP Vice President and Bargaining Team member Olympia Williams explains the plan perfectly, “We started early, long before contract expiration, to set a solid foundation to get broad portions of the membership involved, not only for the contract fight but also to be active and engaged for the three-year term of the recently ratified MOU.”

May is Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month— Celebrate with us!

04/30/2018

In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage month, we will be sending emails next month on prominent API activists who have made a difference in American history. We will also be hosting a Local 21 API Caucus karaoke on May 17th. RSVP for the event here! Everyone is welcome, regardless of background.

 

Kim Thompson is Taking Names and Signing Cards at the Department of Technology in CCSF

04/30/2018

As a VOT, Kim says that most people she talks to about supporting our union understand and want to commit to keeping us strong. Sometimes she runs into workers who think they don’t need a union because they think the City would extend the same raises, benefits, and protections without one. Thompson talks to them about how raises, benefits, and a secure retirement are not a sure thing, like she found out when she worked for the City without a union contract.

Local 21 San Francisco PAC Endorsements!

04/23/2018

The Local 21 San Francisco Council has voted to adopt the following San Francisco PAC endorsements for the upcoming election!

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Resolution Strongly Supports IFPTE Local 21 and City Unions

04/23/2018

In March, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a strong pro-union stance in Resolution 060-18, urging the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources to support strong public unions and encouraging city employees to be members of their unions. District 9 Supervisor and former Local 21 member Hillary Ronen sponsored the Resolution.

Prepare for Bargaining by Electing Local 21 Member Rafael Mandelman to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors!

04/23/2018

The reality of being a city worker is that we have a very personal stake in who gets elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. As a Local 21 member, Rafael understands the challenges and concerns of professional city employees. 

3% Wage Increase to Come on July 1st for San Francisco Local 21 Members!

04/23/2018

We’re pleased to announce that our FY2018-2019 base wage increase of 3% will be effective on July 1, 2018!

 

Lauren Turner Joins Local 21 as the New East Bay Administrative Assistant 

03/30/2018

Lauren came back to the Bay Area via Oakland in January 2018, and now joins us as the East Bay Office Assistant. She floats between the Oakland and Contra Costa offices, spending 3 days a week Oakland, and 2 days a week in Martinez.

Activist Rebecca Ruiz Joins Local 21 as an Organizer

03/30/2018

Rebecca Ruiz recently joined Local 21 as an East Bay Organizer based in Contra Costa. She is already proving herself to be an effective organizer and hard worker, and is busy working on educating members on the upcoming Janus v. AFSCME attack and collected Gold Cards.

Vivian Araullo, Emmy-Award Winning Journalist Turned Organizer, Joins Local 21

03/30/2018


Even though Vivian has only recently joined the world of organized labor, it’s clear that Vivian has been fighting for, and making a difference for, workers around the world for a long time. We are humbled by Vivian’s work, and are excited to have her on board as a Local 21 Organizer.

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