Local 21 Everyday Heroes Respond to San Jose Flood


Late February, as thousands of South Bay residents evacuated neighborhoods during heavy rain and flooding, Local 21 members prepared for the storm, kept the region updated, sheltered those affected, and repaired communities afterward.

Local 21-Endorsed Candidate Al Casciato Wins Retirement Board Election by Landslide


Al winning the Retirement Board election means Local 21 regaining a seat at the table.

Sharp Increase in Contracting Out City Work is Cause for Concern


Money spent in 4 city departments (PUC, SFO, MTA and SFPW) on contracting out has increased from $333,952,000 in FY 2013-2014 to a whopping $1,959,128,000 in FY 2015-2016.

Alex Tonisson Appointed to Citizen’s General Obligation Bond Oversight Committee


Local 21’s Field Services Director Alex Tonisson has been appointed to the Citizen’s General Obligation Bond Oversight Committee (GOBOC).

Local 21 Member Leaders Recommend a “Yes” Vote on the Tentative Extension Agreement


4,500 CCSF (City and County of San Francisco) chapter members will have the chance to vote on the TEA in the coming weeks.

From Capital and Main: Three Investigative Stories on Trump's Labor Secretary Nominee, Andrew Puzder


There is little precedent for an American labor secretary to be associated with such an extensive record of alleged employment discrimination.

Sewage Rains Down on Local 21 Members at the San Francisco Hall of Justice


Sewage oozed through ceilings and dripped down walls at the San Francisco Hall of Justice on January 3rd, forcing employees to vacate the building while trying to save files and other belongings. Local 21, along with MAA and MEA, filed OSHA complaints after the incident and there is an ongoing investigation in the works.

CCSF Reaches Tentative Extension Agreement – 16 More Negotiating Tables to Go


IFPTE Local 21 announced last week that it reached a Tentative Extension Agreement (TEA) with the City of San Francisco to extend the contract for 2 years with raises that will keep members level with cost of living increases. There are 16 more Local 21 contract negotiations scheduled for 2017, covering approximately 1,900 Local 21 members.

Local 21 Shows Up in Full Force at Women’s Marches


A full delegation of Local 21 members marched in Oakland, and there was a Local 21 contingent in San Jose. Local 21 had a strong showing at the Oakland Women’s March, with a group of over 60 marchers coming from the East Bay, Contra Costa, and San Francisco. About 100,000 marched in Oakland, extending 40 city blocks. More than 25,000 people showed up to the San Jose Women’s March.

32 City Unions Join Local 21 in Reaching a Tentative Extension Agreement


33 city unions, including IFPTE Local 21 and SEIU 1021, which represent the largest groups of unionized city workers, have reached Tentative Agreements with the City to extend their contracts for a 2-year term. The Tentative Extension Agreements (TEAs) will now go through each union’s ratification process.