City of Oakland

Our Oakland chapters are made up of a diverse group of city employees including administrators, attorneys, engineers, architects, supervisors, and managers. Collectively, we promote fair housing and employment rights, safer streets and communities, local business and real estate development, and easier access to public transportation.

Chapter Info

Staff Representatives

Jesse Kadjo,

Sharon Jenkins,

Bargaining Bulletin

May 19, 2021 – We Have a Tentative Agreement

May 18, 2021: SEIU 1021 Reaches Tentative Agreement with City Administration

April 28, 2021: United We Bargain

March 19, 2021: Oakland’s budget must put working people first.

February 25, 2021: It’s Time to Build Back Better

February 19, 2021: Federal relief promises $177M to Oakland

February 2, 2021: Mayor Reverses Dangerous Cuts to OFD

December 15, 2020: The money is there.

November 18, 2020: New Officers and Election Victories in Oakland

July 23, 2020: Bringing Our Fight to the Ballot Box

June 19, 2020: Victory for Oakland’s Public Services!

May 12, 2020: Car Caravan to Protect City Services

April 14, 2020: Fighting Layoff Threats

March 12, 2020: New Health and Safety Precautions

February 4, 2020: Organizing for the long haul

January 9, 2020: Enforcing our contract and building our power

Oct 17, 2019: The Bargaining Team Recommends: Vote YES on Strike Authorization

Oct 7, 2019: Oakland Bulletin: Get Ready for Strike Vote

Oct 2, 2019: Hundreds of City Workers Protest in 
Downtown Oakland, Factfinding Update

Sept. 12, 2019: Bernie Sanders, Alameda County Democrats Support City Workers

Sept. 10, 2019: A Major Presidential Candidate Shows Their Support for Oakland City Workers

August 29, 2019: Our Unity Break, Plus 1% Retroactive Payment!

August 21, 2019: Alameda Labor Council Sends Letter to Mayor Schaaf about Negotiations

August 14, 2019, Did You Go to Your Chapter Meeting This Month?

August 8, 2019: 2019 Bargaining: Where Local 21 and the City Administration Stand on the Issues

August 1, 2019: What’s in the City Administration’s Ultimatum

July 31, 2019: The City Administration Issues Unacceptable Ultimatum During Mediation

July 26, 2019: Mediation Update, and Free Tickets to Art & Soul!

July 17, 2019:  Know Your Rights with An Expired Contract

July 3, 2019: Hundreds of Oakland City Workers Storm City Hall to Demand the Administration Stop Union Busting

June 13, 2018: Local 21 Members Speak Truth to Power, The City Prematurely Declares Impasse

June 12, 2019: We Filed Charges Against the Administration’s Threats
Local 21 and SEIU 1021 have filed unfair labor practice charges against the City

May 31, 2019 Oakland Bulletin: The City Threatens Takeaways and Refuses to Move on Wages
2% is not enough.

May 23, 2019 Oakland Bulletin: Our Latest Proposals: A New Wage Offer and Solutions to Understaffing
Plus: Enhancing Paid Family Leave

May 14, 2019 Oakland Bulletin: The City Gave Us Their First Wage Proposal
Plus: The Mayor Drops her Budget, and we go to Budget Town Halls

April 29, 2019 Oakland Bulletin: Our Wage Proposal
Plus: The City’s New Proposals, and Recap from April 16

April 9, 2019 Oakland Bulletin: Local 21 in the News!
Wear Blue Tomorrow and next Tuesday, April 16!

April 8, 2019 Oakland Bulletin: What’s Happening at the Table
Get a brief summary here, and go to worksite meetings to find out more! 

March 27, 2019 Oakland Bulletin: The City Proposes to Pour Salt on Recruitment and Retention Wounds
A look at the proposals that are on the table

March 11, 2019: The March 12 Vacancy and Retention Rally is Postponed

March 1, 2019 Oakland Bulletin: Our Bargaining Proposals, Upcoming Actions, and More
And: Remember to wear blue on Weds and Support Oakland Teachers!

February 19, 2019 Oakland Bulletin: We’re Bargaining Tomorrow; WEAR BLUE! 
Plus: How to support Oakland Teachers 

February 13, 2019 Oakland Bulletin: What Happened at Our First Round of Bargaining 
Plus: OPEB Policy Update and Survey Results 

February 4, 2019 Oakland Bulletin: We were on KTVU, KPIX, Telemundo, The SF Chronicle, and more!
Check out coverage from our Thursday Kickoff Rally!

January 31, 2019 Oakland Bulletin: REMINDER: Kick-Off Rally in 2 hours at NOON!

January 29, 2019 Oakland Bulletin: Let ’em know we mean business! This Thursday! Noon! Be There! 

January 23, 2019 Oakland Bulletin: What are you doing on January 31? 

January 14, 2019 Oakland Bulletin: Oakland 2019 Bargaining Kickoff!

September 7, 2018 Oakland Bulletin

August 1, 2018 Oakland Bulletin

July 3, 2018 Oakland Bulletin

May 3, 2018 Oakland Bulletin

Oakland Measure D Research Memo

March 29, 2018 Oakland Bulletin

March 26, 2018 Oakland Update

March 15, 2018 Oakland Bulletin
Cesar Chavez Luncheon Flyer

February 28, 2018 Oakland Update

February 7, 2018 Ratification Bulletin

January 30, 2018 Ratification Vote Flyer (printable version)
January 30, 2018 Bargaining Bulletin (digital version)

January 22, 2018 Bargaining Bulletin (printable version)
January 22, 2018 Bargaining Bulletin (digital version)

January 8, 2018 Bargaining Update

December 14, 2017 Bargaining Bulletin

December 11, 2017 Strike Bulletin

December 10, 2017 Strike Bulletin

December 8, 2017 Strike Bulletin

December 7, 2017 Strike Bulletin

December 7, 2017 Strike Handout on Phony Numbers

December 6, 2017 Strike Bulletin

December 5, 2017 Strike Bulletin

November 16, 2017 Bargaining Flash

November 14 and 15 Strike Vote Flyers

October 19, 2017 Bargaining Flash

October 13, 2017 Bargaining Flash 

September 29, 2017 Bargaining Flash
September 29, 2017 Bargaining Bulletin

September 13, 2017 Bargaining Flash
September 13, 2017 Bargaining Bulletin

August 25, 2017 Bargaining Flash
August 25, 2017 Bargaining Bulletin

August 11, 2017 Bargaining Flash
August 11, 2017 Bargaining Bulletin

July 27, 2017 Bargaining Flash
July 27, 2017 Bargaining Bulletin

July 14, 2017 Bargaining Flash
July 14, 2017 Bargaining Bulletin

June 26, 2017 Rally Flyer

May 2017 Button Day Bargaining Kickoff Video

April 2017 Bargaining Bulletin

March 2017 Bargaining Bulletin

Chapter Leadership

  1. Laura Takeshita, President/DELEGATE, EC DELEGATE, Oakland VP
  2. Vacant, Unit A VP, DELEGATE 
  3. Jennifer Foster, Unit W VP, DELEGATE 
  4. Cheryl Dunaway, Membership Director, DELEGATE 
  5. Jack Steverson Jr., Sergeant at Arms, DELEGATE 
  6. Tony Daquipa, Political Coordinator, DELEGATE 
  7. Julia Heath, Secretary, DELEGATE 
  8. Al Lujan, DELEGATE 
  9. Michele T. Morris, ALTERNATE DELEGATE 
  1. Selia Warren, President, DELEGATE 
  2. Jordan Flanders, Vice President, ALTERNATE DELEGATE 
  3. Amadis Sotelo, Political Coordinator, ALTERNATE DELEGATE 
  4. Kent Qian, Secretary/Executive Team Alternate, ALTERNATE DELEGATE 
  5. Allison Dibley, Chapter Executive Member 
  6. Michael Branson, Labor Management Committee Representative 
  7. Kevin McLaughlin, Labor Management Committee Representative 
  1. Teresa Peterson, President, DELEGATE 
  2. Vacant, Vice President 
  3. Vacant, Secretary 
  4. Cody Meshberger, Political Coordinator, DELEGATE 
  5. Jessie Wang, Membership Director 
  1. Calvin Hao, President, DELEGATE 
  2. Rachel T. Brown, Unit H VP, DELEGATE 
  3. Shahla Azimi, Unit M VP, DELEGATE 
  4. Mia Janvier, Secretary, DELEGATE 
  5. Sarah Fine, Political Coordinator, DELEGATE 
  6. Nicole Welch, Membership Director, DELEGATE 
  7. Danita Lee, Sergeant at Arms, DELEGATE

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