South Bay

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.

South Bay Local 21 volunteers chat with Cortese

07/16/2014

The South Bay’s Volunteer Thank You Luncheon July 18 was a success, with more than 20 Members from across our seven South Bay chapters recognized for the critical role they played in getting Supervisor Dave Cortese into the November runoff for San Jose Mayor.

Cortese thanked our members, while adding the importance of electing leaders who care about not only employee dignity, but also the dignity of San Jose’s one million residents.

New Local 21 Video Highlights San Jose City Employees

06/26/2014

San Jose City employees have just launched a powerful, touching new video, “Lost Edge: Restoring San Jose’s Competitive Advantage.”


 

San Jose chapters get 3 percent wage increases

06/20/2014

AEA, AMSP and CAMP have approved new MOUs. The contracts are for one year and call for a 3 percent wage hike.  We negotiated a side letter to continue dialogue with the City to more quickly restore salaries for classifications that are well below market rate and experiencing high vacancies. 

The City needs to work with us to solve recruitment and retention issues. For example, the salary for associate engineers is 12 percent below the average of other Bay Area jurisdictions. The City needs to make more proactive moves to stop large-scale recruitment and retention issues.

New Local 21 Video Highlights San Jose City Employees

06/20/2014

San Jose City employees have just launched a powerful, touching new video, “Lost Edge: Restoring San Jose’s Competitive Advantage.”


 

South Bay Election Update

06/06/2014

Jim Baker, SCCEAA; Stan Young, Local 21; and Jim Crowley of PMA phone banking in San Jose. 

The stage for November has been set, and unofficial election results from June 3 show voters are concerned about San Jose's public safety and ability to employ top-level workers.  Thank you to all Local 21 Members across the Bay Area who got out to talk to voters and supported our outreach efforts. 

Implementation of Measure B Delayed Additional Year

05/05/2014

We are pleased to announce that the current order preventing any further implementation of Measure B, which was set to expire on June 30, 2014, has now been extended to June 30, 2015.

All parties in the Measure B litigation agreed to the extension and a new court order putting it into effect was signed by Judge Lucas this week.  This prevents the implementation of even those provisions not found unlawful by Judge Lucas.

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