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 Members Ratify New Contracts with Strong Support; Community Groups Say “City Workers Are the Real Heroes of This Battle”


Local 21 Oakland members voted last week to ratify new contracts with the City. There was strong support for ratification with 79% of Administrative & Professional, Engineers, and Supervisors & Managers units voting in favor of their new contract. Deputy City Attorneys, who are under a separate contract, voted unanimously to ratify their contract.

 The new contracts are based on the results of members’ response in Local 21 bargaining surveys, and include a 9% contribution by Local 21 members to the City's budget. Major contract provisions include: 

Oakland Workers and Community Members Rally for a Fair Budget


On June 21, Local 21 Oakland members joined with about 200 other City workers and community members to rally for a fair budget that would save jobs and services. The City of Oakland is facing a nearly $128 million projected deficit over the next two years and is considering drastic cuts to services and layoffs to close the gap.

Local 21 Fights Privatization of Oakland Museum


Local 21 has filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge against the City of Oakland for contracting out positions that are currently held by Local 21 members at the Oakland Museum. 

Oakland Members Question Police Budget at May 12th Budget Hearing


Wearing brightly colored “Fair Share” stickers, a large crowd of fired-up Local 21 Oakland members joined residents and packed Council Chambers for the May 12th second hearing on the FY 11-13 budget. 

Council members had their first opportunity to question Police, Fire, CEDA and PWA Agency and Department heads on details of their budget proposals.  Council members Nancy Nadel and Libby Schaaf pointed out to OPD Chief Batts that the only concession in the Police budget was to cut 10 Neighborhood Services Coordinators, which are non-sworn Local 21 positions. 

Alameda Labor Council Honors Two Local 21 Members


Local 21 members filled two tables at the Alameda County Labor Council Award Dinner Friday night.  For the second year in a row, Local 21 members were among the honorees. 

Tom Manley, Local 21 Vice President for Legislative & Political Action, was honored for his volunteer political work, spending hundreds of hours phone banking and getting-out-the-vote in support of our candidates.