Oakland

Oakland Members Cast Overwhelming ‘YES” Vote for Strike Sanction

06/20/2013

Members of the two largest unions representing non-sworn Oakland employees voted to authorize strike actions against the City of Oakland last week. ‘Strike Vote’ tables were set up all over the City to give members of both Local 21 and SEIU 1021 the opportunity to vote. More members of Local 21 voted in this election than in any previous union election, with 81% of our membership voting with a resounding 94% YES to authorize the bargain­ing team to call for actions up to and including a strike.

Oakland Members Organize More Rallies As City Asks for Unwarranted Takeaways

05/24/2013

Hundreds of Oakland members held another noon rally and spoke out on Tuesday, May 14 to protest health care and pension takeaway proposals the City has put on the bargaining table.

City Unions Turnout Again for Mayor’s Budget Presentation to Council

05/09/2013

Last week, hundreds of City of Oakland Local 21 members joined with our brothers and sisters from SEIU and IBEW to express our anger with the City’s Budget proposal.

Local 21 Wins Major Museum Contracting Out Case

05/09/2013

In a major victory against contracting out, an Arbitrator ruled that the City of Oakland violated the City Charter, our contract, and State law when it terminated City workers at the Oakland Museum and contracted out their work.

We Are Oakland Video #2

04/26/2013

Enough is Enough

Local 21 members,

Oakland MOU Bargaining Opens on the “Ides of March”

03/18/2013

For weeks the City of Oakland has been trying to break up our chapters across three bargaining tables. This issue was finally resolved last week when the City agreed to sit with Local 21 bargaining at one table.

Opening Statement -2013 MOU Negotiations – City of Oakland

03/15/2013

“We Are Oakland” Video presentation

Local 21 members are a fundamental, integral part of this City.  Many of our members not only work for the City, but live here, shop here, worship here, send their kids to schools here and all that comes with it, including, paying taxes.

Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot about public safety.

Oakland's Finance Committee Hears "Use Honest Numbers" Message, Delays Action on 5-Year Financial Plan

03/01/2013

Members of Oakland's Finance Committee heard loud objections about the City Administrator's proposed 5-Year Financial Plan from Local 21 at a meeting earlier this week. As a result, they delayed taking any action until April 2, when a revised plan will be presented at a Council Budget Workshop.

Our 'Use Honest Numbers and Fix the Five-Year Plan' message was simple and effective. More than 200 Local 21 members signed an on-line petition urging Finance Committee members to send the report back to staff for revisions, and make sure we get honest numbers.

Local 21 Releases New Video: “We Are Oakland”

02/14/2013

Our City of Oakland members care passionately about the Oakland community. Many of us live here, grew up here, work here, play here, and our kids go to school here. We care about our City and its future because we are part of it - We Are Oakland!

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