Oakland

Oakland Members Honored

12/26/2012

Earlier this week, outgoing Local 21 Oakland Vice President Jeff Levin was honored by the City Council for his 28 years of public service. Levin began his career with the City of Oakland as an intern, and will be retiring at the end of this year from his position as the Housing Policy & Programs Manager. He has also been instrumental in growing and strengthening our union in Oakland and around the Bay Area, through his role as an Executive Committee member and union leader.

Oakland Election Information

08/28/2012

Information about the candidates in the upcoming City of Oakland election.

Join Us! Oakland Chapters Host District 3 Candidate Forums

08/07/2012

Local 21’s Oakland chapters are gearing up to host the second in a series of forums to inform our members about candidates currently seeking office in Oakland. The next event will be held on Thursday, August 9 at Noon, in Hearing Rm 1 at Oakland City Hall.

Candidates for the District 3 City Council seat will answer questions from Local 21 members about their political positions and solutions for Oakland. We invite all of our members to come and hear where Oakland is going and what role each candidate envisions labor will play.

Oakland Members Honor Cesar Chavez

04/13/2012

On March 29, Local 21’s City of Oakland chapters threw their 10th annual Cesar Chavez Day luncheon. Nearly 150 members attended, enjoying, music, food, and festivities.

Oakland Kicks Off “Dump Your Bank Campaign”

04/13/2012

Oakland members recently kicked off the “Dump Your Bank Campaign,” supporting the effort to close accounts with major banks and switch to credit unions and community banks.

10th annual Cesar Chavez Celebration hosted by the Local 21 Oakland Council

03/14/2012

Join us for our annual celebration of the life of a great labor leader, civil rights activist & humanitarian, Cesar E. Chavez.

Guest speaker Josie Camacho, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Alameda Labor Council, is a dynamic speaker who will talk about the labor movement and the struggle of immigrant workers.

In the spirit of Chavez’s legacy of community activism, this will be an eco-friendly green event. We are also

requesting that all members bring non-perishable items to donate to the Alameda County Food Bank.

Save The Date! City of Oakland Members Celebrate Cesar Chavez, March 29

03/14/2012

City of Oakland members, join us for our annual lunchtime celebration of the life of great labor leader, civil rights, activist and humanitarian, Cesar Chavez: Thursday, March 29 @ Noon @ 150 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 6th Floor lunchroom. Guest Speaker Josie Camacho, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Alameda Labor Council, will talk to us about the labor movement and the struggle of immigrant workers. In the spirit of Chavez’s legacy of community activism, we are asking members bring non-perishable items to donate to the Alameda County Food Bank.

Loss of Redevelopment Funding Galvanizes Oakland City Unions

02/16/2012

In Oakland, the loss of Redevelopment Agency (RDA) funding on February 1 left a $27 million hole in the FY 11/12 budget, affecting over 160 positions fully or partially funded in 11 City departments. In response to this crisis, Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana and her staff revised the budget, cutting jobs and restructuring City agencies. To implement these changes quickly she issued layoff notices to 2,500 non-sworn employees on January 18 with the expectation that layoffs would be effective February 3, 2012, three days after the adoption of the revised budget.

Parking Settlement List

02/14/2012

The City is preparing to issue checks to Oakland members in settlement of a grievance over unilateral cancellation of City-paid parking for some employees.   We want to post this list so that members can confirm they are on it - since there is a cap on the total payout, once these checks get cut it's too late for someone to come forward and say "I should have been included". 

Redevelopment Ends, Some Programs Survive

02/03/2012

February 1 marked the end of redevelopment for 400 cities and counties in California. The transition for employees represented by Local 21 has been smoother in some places than in others. Here is a brief run down:

San Leandro & Hayward

San Leandro is still determining next steps following the dissolution of Redevelopment. The Union is meeting and conferring with Hayward administrators over the impact of layoffs and bumping.

Richmond

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