Oakland Engineers & Architects

The Oakland Engineers & Architects chapter is made up of Engineers, Architects, and related classifications. We are dedicated to high standards of professionalism in our workplace, and strive to make Oakland safe and beautiful.

Chapter News and Events

January Oakland Bulletin: MLK Message, Bargaining Survey, Women's Rally


Click here for our first Bulletin of 2017. This 10-page Bulletin has a lot of great information, from our State of our Union article by Oakland Vice President Renee Sykes to information about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the important role his support meant for the Labor Movement. 

There are also action items in this Bulletin:

Oakland Fire Update


In the aftermath of the Oakland fire, we wanted to reach out to members with some crucial information that may be of help in this time.  Click here to read our Bulletin about the Oakland fire.  First, detailed information about the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is featured, including the EAP brochure, their toll free number and drop in sessions.  Second, if you get an information request or a media inquiry, please forward those to Amber Todd in the City Administrator’s office (

November Oakland Bulletin


We are in crunch time of this political season. We need your help to ensure victory for our Oakland endorsed candidates and bond measures. If you live outside Oakland, you can see our endorsed candidates and measures at www.ifpte21.org/content/political-action.

October Oakland Bulletin: Endorsements, City Re-Org, Lunch and Learns


Our special Election Edition of the Oakland Bulletin is out.

On the front page, you will find all the information about our upcoming Chapter Elections. While Members received an email announcing the details for their specific Chapter, you can find all the information here as well.

Oakland Looks to Restructure Transportation and Public Works


Attached are the detailed organizational charts for both the new Department of Transportation and the re-designed Public Works as well as a narrative that describes the changes. 

We appreciate Member questions and suggestions and we look forward to our next conversations about this restructuring. As we get feedback from Members about impacts to your work, we will work with Members directly to address those issues.

Attached are the four documents related to the reorganization:

Lunch and Learn Political Action Booklet


August’s Lunch and Learn was all about Political Action and our booklet is a one-stop shop to learn not only about our Principles for Legislative and Political Action, but about our Endorsement Process, how our political process works in the real world via the Oakland Police Commission example and more. These processes are how Members in Local 21 can have a voice in politics in Oakland and beyond and is worth a read and keeping a copy as a resource for the future.