South Bay

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.

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.”


 

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