Local 21 Welcomes New San Jose Representative/ Organizer Matthew Mason


“I firmly believe the workers must be the central figures in their own liberation,” said Matthew.

HSS to Roll Out New, More Affordable, Health Plan


By working with Blue Shield, HSS is offering Blue Shield Trio. The new plan is being implemented to create competition in the market place to force Sutter’s prices down.

Supervisors Pass Fair Pay Ordinance Prohibiting Employers from Considering Past or Current Salary


The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance (#170350) that prohibits San Francisco employers from considering the current or past salary of any job applicant when making a hiring decision or salary offer.

Members Fight Back Against Trumpcare — with their Phones!


Ben Cooper, a Local 21 member in the Department of the Environment said, “I was able to talk to people about a crucial issue in a part of the country I would never have been able to access otherwise. I connected 9 people with their Senators to have their voices heard, and that’s a real impact.”

ACA Is In Peril…Again


Late last week we learned that the closed-door meetings with select Republican Senators resulted in a bill, and that bill would be put to a vote in just a week’s time with no public hearings or debate. Just today we have learned that they don’t have the votes they need yet, and the vote has been delayed until after the July 4th holiday.

We’re Running Out of Time! Phonebank Swing Republicans on Trumpcare!


Senate Republicans are rushing to vote on healthcare repeal by next week.

Our biggest contribution would be volunteering to call voters in other states to encourage them to speak up to their Representatives, since our Representatives are already opposed to Trumpcare.

Big Year for Local 21 at the Bargaining Table


A quick look at the status of Local 21 tables around the Bay.

Featured Video: Local 21 Resists


The video premiered last month at the Local 21 Delegates Assembly. The video is part of a wider Local 21 Resistance program; you can read more about it here. Watch the video below.

Farewell and Best Wishes to Local 21 Policy and Political Director of 8 Years, Rachel Richman


After over eight years of service with Local 21, Political and Policy Director Rachel Richman will be moving on to a new chapter in her career.

Local 21 Members are Walked Off the Job


Imagine coming to work one morning, like you’ve been doing for 10 years, only to find an HR representative and your manager waiting for you with a letter that says your services aren’t needed anymore. You suddenly need to clean out your desk while under supervision, and leave the job you and your family depend on.