Employee Development Fund (EDF): Ways to Get the Most Out of the Hard-Won Benefit


Here are some tips to help you maximize the likelihood of successful EDF pre-approval.

Local 21 Members Fight for a Sanctuary State


Also known as the “Sanctuary State” bill, the legislation provides protection for law-abiding residents of California, regardless of immigration status.

San Jose’s Pension Battle Finally Ends in a Victory for Us


After six years of political posturing, legal maneuvers, and settlement talks, San Jose’s catastrophic pension reform battle is finally over. For a quick and dirty overview on the contentious six-year battle, read here.

Announcement of Nominating Committee Candidates for Executive Committee Officer Elections


Interested candidates can also declare their candidacy by submitting a petition, posted on the Local 21 website. An eligible candidate must obtain no less than 20 signatures (and identifying information) from regular members in good standing and deliver the petition to the Elections Committee Chair no later than close of business on Tuesday, October 10.

Local 21 Members at Risk of Deportation


Immigration is a union issue. Two Local 21 members are struggling with the effects of 2 different policies that are aimed at reducing lawful residency in the US.

October Delegate Assembly Speaker Confirmed! 


Don’t forget to RSVP for the Delegate Assembly on October 28thby registering on the Eventbrite linked here.

Representative/ Organizer Subha Varadarajan Leaves Local 21 After 11 Years to Work on Organizing Against the Muslim Ban


After working at Local 21 for 11 years, Representative/Organizer Subha Varadarajan is moving on to be the a Legal and Outreach Fellow for both the National Immigration Law Center and the Council for American and Islamic Relations.

Research/ Legal Specialist Ana Guzina Leaves Local 21 to Work with Refugees


Ana Guzina, Local 21’s Research/Legal Specialist, is leaving her position to move to New York City to work as the Senior Staff Attorney for the Refugee Representation program at Human Rights First.

Retirement Board Votes to Increase Hedge Fund Investments- Against Local 21 Objections


Local 21 staff member Amihan Makayan spoke out against an increase to 15% at the meeting, arguing that such an increase does not represent the will of city workers.

Health Services System Open Enrollment is Coming!


Open Enrollment for your health benefits begins October 1st. Make sure you are taking advantage of all the benefits that are offered by HSS! Below are some key things to look for.