Solano County Mid-Management Professionals

Chapter News and Events

Solano County Executive and Senior Managers Join Local 21


Representing executive and senior management professionals, the Solano County chapter of Local 21 is set to begin negotiations over its first contract, following a successful organizing drive resulting in a membership rate hovering over 40%. Solano chapter leaders and Local 21 staff expect that number to increase over the coming months as one-on-one contact is intensified, while an inaugural MOU is being negotiated. The goal is to strengthen membership levels internally while the Chapter is negotiating its first contract to increase leverage at the bargaining table.

City of Richmond Agrees to Rescind Concessions After Revenue Windfall


Richmond City Manager Bill Lindsay called an emergency meeting with city unions to discuss the City’s $2.9 million deficit. When we met with Lindsey, he explained the City recently learned that it would see an increase in revenue from property taxes, resulting in a $2.9 million windfall for the City and the exact amount needed to eliminate the deficit.

Retired Contra Costa Water District Leader, Bob Langston Passes Away


Retired Contra Costa Water District member and Local 21 leader Bob Langston passed away last month after a brief illness. He worked at the District from 1997 to 2007 as an Administrative Analyst.

Union Finds Port of Oakland's Call for Cuts Unmerited


On Thursday, August 16 Local 21 presented its analysis of the Port of Oakland’s current finances and fiscal outlook. Local 21 members are currently bargaining a new contract at the Port and are faced with demands for 9% in concessions, despite the Port’s inability to justify concessions given its own improving revenue projections.

After conducting our analysis, we found that the Port’s demands for cuts are entirely unmerited, and that the Port can afford to provide our members with a 3.2% cost of living increase and still meet its financial obligations.

Local 21 Port Financial Condition and Budgetary Review Released


On Thursday August 16th, IFPTE Local 21 presented our detailed “Financial Condition and Budgetary Review” to the Port Board of Commissioners.
After a thorough review of the Port of Oakland’s finances and financial history, we have determined that:

The Port Has Achieved Financial Recovery

Member Wins Seat on San Leandro Successor Agency Oversight Board


Earlier this week, Local 21 member Steve Hernandez was appointed to the City of San Leandro’s Successor Agency Oversight Board, which is responsible for overseeing the City’s activities as it absorbs certain Redevelopment functions.

Richmond chapter Leader, Pat Marra Passes Away


Pat Marra lost her battle with cancer on May 17, 2012. Pat served as the President for the Richmond chapter for two terms, and was most recently serving as the chapter’s Vice President. She was a great leader and was known for letting everyone know about her Brooklyn roots. Pat will truly be missed.