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

Oakland Chapters Call for Strike on Monday, July 1


**Download the Local 21 Oakland Strike Manual**

WHAT: Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 21 announced today that it is calling the first strike in its history against the City of Oakland on Monday, July 1. This is a one-day strike.

Oakland Holds Informational Picket


This Thursday June 27, the Oakland City Council will be casting the deciding votes on next year’s budget… Join Local 21 members for an Informational Picket at 4:30pm at City Hall Amphitheater to tell the council that “Enough is Enough!

Oakland Members Cast Overwhelming ‘YES” Vote for Strike Sanction


Members of the two largest unions representing non-sworn Oakland employees voted to authorize strike actions against the City of Oakland last week. ‘Strike Vote’ tables were set up all over the City to give members of both Local 21 and SEIU 1021 the opportunity to vote. More members of Local 21 voted in this election than in any previous union election, with 81% of our membership voting with a resounding 94% YES to authorize the bargain­ing team to call for actions up to and including a strike.

Oakland Members Organize More Rallies As City Asks for Unwarranted Takeaways


Hundreds of Oakland members held another noon rally and spoke out on Tuesday, May 14 to protest health care and pension takeaway proposals the City has put on the bargaining table.

City Unions Turnout Again for Mayor’s Budget Presentation to Council


Last week, hundreds of City of Oakland Local 21 members joined with our brothers and sisters from SEIU and IBEW to express our anger with the City’s Budget proposal.

Local 21 Wins Major Museum Contracting Out Case


In a major victory against contracting out, an Arbitrator ruled that the City of Oakland violated the City Charter, our contract, and State law when it terminated City workers at the Oakland Museum and contracted out their work.

We Are Oakland Video #2


Enough is Enough

Local 21 members,

Oakland MOU Bargaining Opens on the “Ides of March”


For weeks the City of Oakland has been trying to break up our chapters across three bargaining tables. This issue was finally resolved last week when the City agreed to sit with Local 21 bargaining at one table.

Opening Statement -2013 MOU Negotiations – City of Oakland


“We Are Oakland” Video presentation

Local 21 members are a fundamental, integral part of this City.  Many of our members not only work for the City, but live here, shop here, worship here, send their kids to schools here and all that comes with it, including, paying taxes.

Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot about public safety.