South Bay

San Jose TMC Workers Act as Symphony Conductors for City’s Roads

10/02/2017

A San Jose Sharks hockey game.  Sidewalk repaving.  Bike lane improvements.  Inoperative traffic lights.

A typical day at San Jose’s Transportation Management Center can include all the above challenges for workers.

“Our goal is to make traffic safe, reliable and efficient for all modes,” said Bikram Kahlon, Associate Engineer at the City of San Jose and Member of IFPTE Local 21’s Association of Engineers and Architects (AEA).

Sunnyvale City Workers Overwhelmingly Vote to Join Local 21

08/16/2017

The SEA (Sunnyvale Employees Association), an independent Association representing about 450 workers for the city of Sunnyvale, recently voted by an overwhelming margin of 91% to join IFPTE Local 21.

Sunnyvale Employees' Association

The Sunnyvale Employees' Association represents approximately 485 employees in 170 job classifications. Planners, engineers, parks maintenance, public works maintenance workers, water pollution control operators, mechanics, clerical, accounting and technical staff, as well as librarians and community services.
 

South Bay Members Support Bridging the Generational Gap Among Workers

06/30/2017

 

Most workplaces have four generations under their roofs – Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists. ES and PMA members at the Santa Clara Valley Water District are finishing up their first year by celebrating the qualities and skills of each age group.

South Bay News May: Next Gen Program at Water Distrct, Delegate Assembly Report Back, BBQ RSVPs

06/01/2017

Check out this month's South Bay News.

Highlights include:

 

  • Delegate Assembly Report Back
  • San Jose’s Measure B Within Two Weeks of Demise
  • ES, PMA Members Begin MOU Bargaining Surveys
  • SCCEAA Members Get New Director
  • RSVP for 10th Annual South Bay BBQ – please remember to RSVP for the July 27 BBQ here -- http://bit.ly/2p9P0ld

 

Local 21 Members Bring BART to the South Bay

05/19/2017

BART in South Bay Area is becoming a reality. Within weeks of opening the Warm Springs Station in Fremont, BART offered a tour to Valley Transportation Authority union staff and member leaders.  VTA is partnering with BART on South Bay public transit projects. The group of about 20 viewed the new BART station in Milpitas and construction sites.

South Bay News May: March for Science, BART Behind-the-Scenes Look

05/04/2017

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Highlights include:

Local 21 Members Work to Ensure South Bay's Wastewater Gets Clean and Stays Clean

04/18/2017

It’s one of those conveniences we use several times a day.  Flushing a toilet.  Rinsing food from dishes.  Washing our hands.  But few ever think about where that water goes.

When you’re cleaning 100 million gallons of sewage water every day, you need several people monitoring the complex system of flow.

South Bay News April: L21 Members Featured, Chapter Updates

04/11/2017

Highlights of this month's South Bay News include:

  • Local 21 Members Work to Ensure Area’s Wastewater Gets Clean and Stays Clean
  • Federated Unions Work To Update San Jose Pension Ordinances
  • Cupertino to Revise Bylaws and Board
  • ES, PMA Name MOU Bargaining Teams
  • SCCEAA Weighs Deferred Comp Change
  • Help Local 21 Feature Our Members!

Local 21 Everyday Heroes Respond to San Jose Flood

03/01/2017

Late February, as thousands of South Bay residents evacuated neighborhoods during heavy rain and flooding, Local 21 members prepared for the storm, kept the region updated, sheltered those affected, and repaired communities afterward.

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