The 2016 Election

So What’s the Good News?

While the news on the national front is deeply troubling, it serves as a reminder that our work on behalf of members and working people is more important than ever. The American labor movement has been around for close to 150 years, and one thing is clear: We will never back down and we will never stop fighting for working families and social and economic justice.

Now for some good news! Locally, results were very good with just a few disappointments. Below is a summary of what happened with our endorsed candidates and ballot measures.  Because thousands of Provisional and late Vote by Mail ballots are not yet tabulated, some close races may change. 


·       We won 84.8% of the 67 races where we made an endorsement.

·       8 of 9 current or former Local 21 members/staff running for office were successful.

·       California IS different: Hillary Clinton won 60%+ statewide, 84% in San Francisco.

·       We won 5 of 6 Supervisor seats in SF with 1 still undecided. 

·       SF Prop M, which threatened L21 jobs, was defeated.

Board of Supervisors

·       L21-backed candidate Sandra Fewer, running to replace Eric Mar in District 1 is in 1st place by 887 votes (53%) and is hopefully headed to victory.  Incumbents Aaron Peskin (73%) and London Breed (53%) won re-election, as did Norman Yee won (57%).  In District 9 L21 member Hillary Ronen won handily by a nearly 2 – 1 margin (64%) to replace outgoing Supervisor David Campos. Our candidate in District 11, Kimberly Alvarenga, is currently behind by 678 votes.