San Jose’s Bitter Pension Battle Finally Ends In a Victory for Workers


Measure F's victory in San Jose on November 8 was one of the biggest triumphs for working families in the Bay Area. Measure F nullifies and replaces an illegal pension reform initiative, the infamous Measure B that passed in 2012.

Oakland Members to Get a New Office


The IFPTE Local 21 Oakland office will be moving in mid to late January.

A Letter of Unity in Response to the National Election


Given the outcome of the national election, this is a time for all of us to come together around the values we share. While the news on the national front is deeply troubling, local results were generally very good. Click through to see a Bay Area election summary.

Local 21 SFUSD Chapter Wins 2% Wage Adjustment


Due to a wage reopener in its current contract, the Local 21 San Francisco Unified School District Chapter has secured an additional 2 percent raise for members. This brings to 7 percent the overall wage increase for Local 21 members at the school district for the current fiscal year.

The 2016 Election


While the news on the national front is deeply troubling, locally, results were very good with just a few disappointments. Click through to see a summary of what happened with our endorsed candidates and ballot measures.

WE NEED YOU! CCSF Bargaining Survey Is On Its Way


Bargaining preparations are beginning and it’s time for members to make their voices heard. Look for the bargaining survey to come out within the next 2 weeks, and make sure you and your co-workers fill it out!

CCSF 2017 Bargaining Team Announced


Bargaining season is almost upon us. The CCSF (City and County of San Francisco) contract expires on June 30, 2017, and Local 21 leaders begin bargaining with the City in January. Wasting no time in preparing for negotiations, San Francisco Vice President Gus Vallejo announced the 2017 CCSF Bargaining Team at the Oct. 19 Local 21 San Francisco Council meeting.

Retirement Board Election


Al Casciato is a former President and Vice President of the Retirement Board who came out of retirement to run at the request of city workers. His reputation as a smart, steady advocate for a healthy pension fund is unsurpassed.

State of Local 21: “Our Union Is Strong”


At the Delegate Assembly on October 22, more than 125 Local 21 member leaders got together on a Saturday morning to hear reports on the status of the union, learn more about collective bargaining, and democratically participate in Local 21.

Thank You to Local 21 School Board Super Volunteers!


Fueled by pizza and pastries, the Local 21 members phoned hundreds of San Francisco residents from the offices of SEIU Local 1021 on Rhode Island Street, urging them to vote for incumbents Matt Haney and Rachel Norton and newcomer Stevon Cook.