Oakland

Oakland Bulletin: Chapter Elections, Labor Day Planning, and More!

08/01/2016

This is a super-sized newsletter for August and here are the important highlights:

Oakland Bulletin: Updates on Lunch and Learns, Potential Head Start Layoffs and a New Citizen Police Commission

07/12/2016

With a highlighted report on the first rounds of our new Lunch and Learns in the City of Oakland, this month’s Oakland Bulletin contains important information about potential layoffs in the Head Start program, potential impacts to Bargaining Unit Members in the Oakland Police Department if the ordinance about a citizen police commission makes its way through the system and more. The Oakland Bulletin is delivered once a month to members in the City of Oakland. 

Oakland MOU

07/06/2016

The Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Oakland and IFPTE Local 21, effective July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017.

Oakland MOU

Committee Updates: June Oakland Bulletin

06/08/2016

Employe Relations has long reassured Local 21 in each of our monthly meetings and in follow up conversations that they were dedicated and able to meet the agreed upon deadlines for contract implementation.

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MOU Implementation Updates -- May Oakland Bulletin

05/06/2016

Finalize the MOU
As we mentioned in the last Oakland Bulletin, our new MOU is a merger of three agreements into one. Ana Guzina, Local 21 Research and Legal Specialist, has been working with the City on the project and there are several days that have been set aside to walk through the MOU line by line, every page, and ensure that all the language is correct and accurate. It is our goal that the MOU will be complete by the next Oakland Bulletin and available electronically to every member.

Proposed Infrastructure Improvement Bond Details and Polling Results

04/22/2016

As the City of Oakland works on a plan to reorganize and creates a Department of Transportation from the Public Works Department, the biggest question for the City is whether or not the public will support the proposed infrastructure improvement bond measure. On March 22, 2016, the Finance and Public Works Committees presented the following Powerpoint presentation that shows support for the bond measure and other details worth a review.

Know Your Rights!

04/18/2016

As a Local 21 Member, if you believe you are going into a meeting with your boss that may result in changes to terms and conditions of employment or you have a reasonable belief that it could lead to discipline, you have the right to request a Union Representative be with you in the meeting. It is important to note that YOU must request a Union Rep, management doesn’t have to tell you about this, which is known as “Weingarten Rights.”  This fun, short video, shows Weingarten in action.

Contract Implementation Update

04/18/2016

After a prolonged negotiation to merge our two attorney contracts into our master contract, we have finally reached agreement and can finalize our contract.

Due to the complexity of the merger, we were unable to settle the matter during negotiations and agreed to a side letter to complete the merger after negotiations. The attorney units had met with the City attorney numerous times at a side table during negotiations and reached agreement on most items.

Union Pushes Back Against City’s Funding Request and Strategic Plan for New Department

02/17/2016

The City unrolled it’s budgeting and strategy recommendations for a new Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DTI) in an Agenda Report on January 14, only two weeks before it went to the Public Works (PW) Committee.  Although the union was able to sit down with the City for an informational session a week before the committee meeting, no genuine meet and confer took place.  Local 21 was able to mobilize a significant turnout at the PW Committee meeting on January 26, where Vice President Renee Sykes spoke on behalf of the union, and several of our members voiced their concerns. 

4% Pay Raise Arrives!

12/07/2015

Retroactive pay raise to come in December

Oakland Local 21 members had a pleasant surprise for Thanksgiving. They saw their new 4% pay raise reflected on their last pay stubs dated Nov. 25. 

The Union has fought long and hard to make sure the City honors its commitment toward public workers. In keeping with its promise, the City applied the pay raise to the last pay period-- a tangible result of how L21’s 6 months of hard bargaining paid off in a new two-year contract won for and by Oakland members.

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