In the World of Exempt, One Day You’re In, The Next Day You’re Out


There seems to be some major misconceptions about exempt positions that need to be addressed so that Local 21 members don’t get fooled. Read this article and protect yourself!

Local 21 Welcomes Experienced Counsel Kenneth Page as Research, Communications & Training Director


Street activist-turned-attorney Kenneth Page has joined Local 21 as the new Research, Communications, and Training Director.

New Employee Orientation Bill Strengthens Our Ability to Organize


The newly minted New Employee Orientation Law opens up broad space for public sector unions in California to more fully represent and organize our members.

Local 21 Welcomes Award-Winning Researcher Kristen Schumacher


Born and raised in Wisconsin, Kristen Schumacher lives, breathes, and embodies the labor movement.

Sunnyvale City Workers Overwhelmingly Vote to Join Local 21


The SEA (Sunnyvale Employees Association), an independent Association representing about 450 workers for the city of Sunnyvale, recently voted by an overwhelming margin of 91% to join IFPTE Local 21.

Members Celebrate the 10th Annual Local 21 South Bay BBQ


There were long lines for Chefs Paul Pascoal and Khoa Vo's famous dry rub ribs, tri tip, and chicken marinated in his special Santa Maria style marinade, delicious potato salad, chili, garlic bread, fixins, ice cream sandwiches, and more.

Breakthrough on Civil Service Tests for SFUSD Members 


After several years of pushing the San Francisco Unified School District to convert Local 21 members hired as exempt employees to permanent Civil Service workers, a breakthrough might be on the horizon.

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.

Executive Committee Officer Elections


The International Federation of Professional and 
Technical Engineers Local 21, AFL‑CIO
Executive Committee Officer Elections

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the election, please contact the

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.