Contra Costa County

Local 21’s Contra Costa County chapter has passed 93% membership; we are engineers, planners, administrators, accountants, librarians, health services professionals, and more! We are supervisors, managers, and specialists and we are PROUD to choose Union!

Chapter News and Events

Our Union is Under Attack! - Feb. 2018


How will Contra Costa County fight back against Janus v. AFSCME?

Contra Costa Bulletin - Dec. 2017


Holiday Party; Reflecting on 2017; Know Your Chapter Leaders; Guide to Weingarten Rights

Reflecting on the 2016 Election


We thank Local 21 member who volunteered on behalf of our endorsed candidates for County Supervisor — AnaMarie Avila Farias and Diane Burgis. More Local 21 volunteers hit the phones and streets than ever before.

Farewell and Best Wishes to Jonathan Wright


Lead Representative/Organizer Jonathan Wright will be leaving his position with IFPTE Local 21 to pursue great opportunities with a sister union, the Teamsters. We thank Jonathan for his work and wish him luck on his future endeavors!

Contra Costa Executive Board Election


Here is the Contra Costa County Executive Board for the upcoming term.

Employer Tries to Get Around Local 21 to Contract Out Jobs, Loses, and Ends Up Paying Members Money


Local 21 in Contra Costa recently settled an unfair labor practice charge after the County illegally contracted out bargaining unit work.

Contra Costa County Chapter Wins a 3-Year Deal!


For the first time in chapter history, Contra Costa County Members have secured a successor contract before the expiration of the current Memorandum of Understanding.

Charter School Interests Seek to Ban Organized Labor from Participation in School Board Elections


Victory! Due to pressure from Local 21, the proposed resolution that would have banned labor from making contributions to West Contra Costa School Board candidates was amended to exclude all offensive language! Special thanks to Local 21 member Sandi Brown for her work on this!

Help Contra Costa MOU Bargaining By Submitting Equity Adjustment Documentation


Contra Costa County Equity Adjustment Resources

Bargaining Starts for New Contract


Bargaining for a new contract for some 1,000 Contra Costa County employees represented by Local 21 began in March. The current three-year agreement expires June 30, 2016.

Local 21 Members are determined to win fair wage increases for the work they perform and build on recent victories, which include successful negotiations last year to have the county pay a fairer share for increases in healthcare premium costs.