East Bay

Solano County Bargaining Team Stands Firm Against Concessions

11/18/2015

After more than six months of difficult negotiations, the Solano County Executive & Senior Management Chapter of IFPTE Local 21 secured its second contract since joining Local 21. The Board of Supervisors approved the agreement on Tuesday, November 3.

Member ratification took place during the final week of October. Over 97% of voting members cast a ballot in support of the agreement recommended by the L21 Bargaining Team.

San Leandro Bargaining Team and City on the Way to Final Agreement

11/18/2015

The Local 21 Bargaining Team and the City of San Leandro have agreed to nineteen (19) Tentative Agreements so far since they first kicked off bargaining last July. 

The agreements include new and amended provisions on personnel files, new hires, life insurance, pay rates, standby pay and other issues such as voluntary participation in the City’s deferred compensation plan. There are also more issues that the team is working on including salary increases.

Making Progress at the City of San Leandro!

11/04/2015

The Local 21 Bargaining Team in San Leandro has been making progress. The Bargaining Team  and the City have agreed to six (6) Tentative Agreements. The TA’s below are from the bargaining sessions on 9/29 and 10/29:

After 3 Years Tentative Agreement Reached with City of Hayward!

10/01/2015

Here is a brief snap shot of the Tentative Agreement reached with the City of Hayward.

TERM:

  • 2.7 Years (10/15 – 6/30/18)

The change from start and end dates in September/October to a June/July contract means we realigned bargaining with the beginning and end of the fiscal year. Also, it means that the value of the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increases are worth more than if they were spread out over a full three years

COLA:

San Leandro Member Patrick Grajeda Pushes for Continued Investment in Public Infrastructure

09/21/2015

City of San Leandro employees represented by Local 21 are well on their way to a new contract. A key part of the negotiations is Local 21 bargaining team member Patrick Grajeda, who has played an instrumental role in solidifying three Tentative Agreements so far.

Bargaining Has Come to a Halt with the Port

09/04/2015

We have come to an agreement on every single proposal in this round of negotiations, yet the Port will not sign the final TA’s. Why? Because they want to take-away fundamental union rights from your fellow Local 21 members. The Port claims that our contract rights do not give Unit J, the Deputy Port Attorneys, the right to appeal if they get terminated from employment. The cornerstone of what it means to be in a union is protection from being fired at the whim of a boss for no reason or an unjust reason.

Solano County Health Proposal

08/28/2015

Negotiations in Solano County are moving forward. 

Hayward Bargaining Update

06/22/2015

After two years of difficult negotiations, our team believes we are moving in the right direction with the City of Hayward. Bolstering our hope is the recent contract deals reached by two other bargaining units.

However, our unit is united in cautioning us not to rush into an agreement, and ensuring that our members’ concerns are heard and addressed at the table.

We will be meeting with the City on Monday, June 22, and hope to have a better idea of whether we are close to a settlement.

Hayward Bargaining Update

06/04/2015

It has been a long, hard, and stress-filled two years of bargaining for our Hayward Chapter. They have proven, through three different independent reports on revenue, expenditures, and budgeting practices, that the City has sufficient resources to begin lifting its employees out of the 12% hole they are in – after making concessions during the Great Recession.
 

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