Hayward Members Donate Gift Cards to Laid Off Colleagues

Local 21 members employed by the City of Hayward have been taking cuts to close an annual $20-30 million deficit. In May, the City declared a fiscal emergency and our members agreed to extend a temporary 5% wage reduction via furlough days. Although we agreed to concessions which minimized layoffs, a few of our members’ positions were still eliminated. Our generous members made personal contributions to purchase visa gift cards for their laid off colleagues, in an effort to show their gratitude, respect, and support during this difficult time.