Santa Clara County Engineers & Architects Association

The Santa Clara County Engineers & Architects Association is a group of Engineers, Architects, Project Managers, Engineering Geologist, Environmental, Health, and Safety Professionals. We provide services to all County-owned and operated facilities.

Chapter News and Events

Local 21 Members Approve San Jose Measure B Settlement Tentative Agreement


Our San Jose Members overwhelmingly voted to ratify a framework to settle litigation over the City's contentious, illegal Measure B.  This Settlement Framework is the culmination of exhaustive efforts over the past four years by IFPTE Local 21 and our three chapters: the Association of Engineers and Architects, the Association of Maintenance Supervisory Personnel and the City Association of Management Personnel. 

SJ Police and Fire Reach Measure B Agreement; Door Opens For Federated Talks


What seemed impossible not long ago has become reality as the leaders of the Police Officers Association and the Firefighters Union have reached a Tentative Agreement to settle litigation over San Jose's failed pension Measure B. The TA was authorized by the City Council and both Union's Board of Directors, and resolves the litigation over pension, retiree healthcare, and disability benefits.



June 17, 2015

Bike to Work Day


Local 21 Members across the Bay Area helped encourage people to strap on their helmets and ride their bicycles to work on May 14.

Tight Race for San Jose City Council


Local 21-endorsed Tim Orozco is in the June 23 run-off to fill the North San Jose seat on the City Council.  The purpose of the Special Election is to fill the seat left vacant with Labor ally Kansen Chu, who was elected to State Assembly in November.  We need volunteers to remind District 4 voters to cast a ballot in this crucial Special Election.  Voter turnout will be low and most will cast their votes by mail, so we're already working hard to reach out to voters.

Local 21 Members Honored as Pride of San Jose


Several Local 21 Members were recognized for their work on projects and for representing "the highest level of public service and commitment to the City of San Jose and its residents."  The teams were highlighted based on the "Employee Values of Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Celebration."  Congratulations to Local 21 Members for continuing the highest quality of work for the City.

San Jose's Measure B Settlement Talks Move in Right Direction


Years of acrimonious labor relations and expensive litigation around Measure B's pension reform may finally be coming to an end. Last week, the San Jose officials and various City Unions began settlement talks to resolve the Measure B dispute and replace it with a new, more competitive pension benefit for Tier 2 employees. The tenor, tone and substance of the discussions represented a sea change in attitude from what we have experienced in recent years, and we are cautiously optimistic that a settlement can be reached.

Local 21 Endorses Tim Orozco for San Jose City Council


Local 21 is excited to share that Leaders and our Executive Committee recently finalized an endorsement of Tim Orozco for San Jose City Council in District 4.

Tim has received the endorsement of the South Bay Labor Council and the County Democratic Party.  He’s running in the April 7 Special Election to represent North San Jose.  He is committed to working with City employees and the community to improve the City’s safety and services and ensuring San Jose benefits from the improving economy.  

Special Election- San Jose City Council, District 4


In two weeks, mail ballots will hit North San Jose homes as voters choose a new City Councilmember.  This April 7 Special Election is crucial to getting a fix to San Jose's recruitment and service delivery issues.  The winner will be a swing vote on the Council, deciding how to fix the City's illegal Measure B (pension reform), remodel retiree healthcare and negotiate new MOUs with all 11 City Unions.