South Bay

Local 21 Endorses Tim Orozco for San Jose City Council

03/16/2015

Local 21 is excited to share that Leaders and our Executive Committee recently finalized an endorsement of Tim Orozco for San Jose City Council in District 4.

Tim has received the endorsement of the South Bay Labor Council and the County Democratic Party.  He’s running in the April 7 Special Election to represent North San Jose.  He is committed to working with City employees and the community to improve the City’s safety and services and ensuring San Jose benefits from the improving economy.  

Special Election- San Jose City Council, District 4

02/26/2015

In two weeks, mail ballots will hit North San Jose homes as voters choose a new City Councilmember.  This April 7 Special Election is crucial to getting a fix to San Jose's recruitment and service delivery issues.  The winner will be a swing vote on the Council, deciding how to fix the City's illegal Measure B (pension reform), remodel retiree healthcare and negotiate new MOUs with all 11 City Unions.
 

Santa Clara Valley Water District Chapters Settle Unfair Labor Practice Charge

01/29/2015

Our Engineers Society and Professional Management Association chapters recently signed a settlement reaffirming our Members' right to advocate issues with District Directors.

San Jose's Turnover at the Top

01/16/2015

The effects of November's election continue to ripple through San Jose.  In the last six weeks, City Manager Ed Shikada was forced to resign, Deputy City Manager and lead labor negotiator Alex Gurza was demoted, and Assistant City Manager Pam Antil resigned.  The nation's 10th largest City now has a new mayor, an interim city manager, two interim assistant city managers and an interim head of employee relations. 
 

Proposed PERB Ruling Invalidates San Jose's Measure B

12/01/2014

On November 10, our legal counsel was informed of an important development in our effort to overturn the City's unlawful Measure B pension reform initiative.
 
California Public Employment Relations Board Administrative Law Judge Eric J. Cu issued a “proposed ruling” concluding that the City violated the law when it failed to meet and confer in good faith with IFPTE Local 21 over placing Measure B on the June 2012 ballot.
 

Local 21 South Bay Holiday Luncheon: December 3

10/20/2014

Save the date for this year’s Local 21 South Bay Holiday Luncheon — December 3 at 11:30 a.m.  We’re returning to the San Jose Airport Garden Hotel.

This is a fun event that brings together Members from all seven South Bay chapters.  Hopefully, this year we’ll have some election victories to celebrate!!

We’re urging Members  to participate in our canned food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank.  You’ll be entered into a separate raffle for gift cards.

ES, PMA members work on award-winning recycled water plant

09/19/2014

The Santa Clara Valley Water District recently received an award for advancing water reuse in their community.

The “Project of the Year, Large” award from the WateReuse Association recognizes the District’s new Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center in north San Jose.

Water District employees who worked on this extraordinary project include ES Members Louise Dion, Pam John, Cong Mai, Tim Nguyen, Gary Ohea, Nancy Pan, and Brandon Ponce; and PMA Members Hossein Ashktorab and Mike Munson.

Local 21 members in San Jose working to take back “The Lost Decade”

08/28/2014

Local 21 members in San Jose have just released a new video: “Taking Back the Lost Decade.”

After a decade of pay reductions, layoffs, and hostility from the City Council majority, IFPTE Local 21 members in San Jose are taking back their City.

Local 21 members in San Jose Working to take back “The Lost Decade”

08/20/2014

Local 21 members in San Jose have just released a new video: “Taking Back the Lost Decade.”


After a decade of pay reductions, layoffs, and hostility from the City Council majority, IFPTE Local 21 members in San Jose are taking back their City.

Local 21 members in SCVWD reach three-year deal

08/04/2014

The Engineers Society and Professional Management Association at the Santa Clara Valley Water District have just reached a three-year deal with a 10.9% economic gain.

In January 2015, members will receive 1.9% back in their pockets, as they will no longer pay a portion of the employer’s share of pension payments, along with a 1.5% wage increase. They’ll also receive 1.5% in July 2015 (totaling a net of 4.9%). And in July of 2016 and July of 2017, they will receive a 3% raise each year.

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