October Oakland Bulletin: Endorsements, City Re-Org, Lunch and Learns

Our special Election Edition of the Oakland Bulletin is out.

On the front page, you will find all the information about our upcoming Chapter Elections. While Members received an email announcing the details for their specific Chapter, you can find all the information here as well.

There is also an update on the Public Works/Department of Transportation Re-org… the City has sent out several versions of the charts and to view them in detail, click here. If you notice incorrect information or have any concerns or comments, please let us know as soon as possible at kortloff@ifpte21.org or subha@ifpte21.org.

Our Lunch and Learn this month will only be offered at City Hall on Thursday, October 27.  Hearing Room 3 is our location and the Collective Bargaining Jeopardy! Session will run from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. to allow for travel to and from City Hall. This is a bring your own lunch event.

Our big push this election cycle is for Oakland City races and ballot Measures. You can get a complete list of our endorsed candidates and measures across the Bay Area here. To remind Members, our endorsed candidates in Oakland are:  

  • District 1, Dan Kalb
  • District 5, Noel Gallo
  • District 7, Larry Reid
  • At Large City Council, Rebecca Kaplan
  • City Attorney Barbara Parker

 

We are phone banking with Local 21 Members every Thursday until the election and you can volunteer any night Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Alameda Labor Council, 7750 Pardee Lane, Suite 110 in Oakland. 

To phone bank with Local 21 Union Sisters and Brothers, sign up for any/all Thursdays: October 20 and 27, and November 3.  RSVP to Local 21 Vice President for Legislative and Political Action Tom Manley at tmanley@ifpte21.org or our Political Organizer Julian Rivera at jrivera@ifpte21.org.

There will be a special door knock to support Councilmember Gallo on Saturday, October 29, starting at 10 a.m. Once we are done knocking on doors and talking to voters (no experience necessary), we will go as a group to the Oakland Museum for a special solidarity tour of their new exhibit: All Power to the People: the Black Panthers at 50. Space is limited, so RSVP to Local 21 Vice President for Legislative and Political Action Tom Manley at tmanley@ifpte21.org or our Political Organizer Julian Rivera at jrivera@ifpte21.org.