Port of Oakland Newsletter: Upcoming Classification Study, Local 21 Endorsement Process, and More

This is a super-sized newsletter for August and here are the important highlights:

  • Our front page story is about how Local 21 got anti-Labor language taken out of the Oakland Police Commission ordinance, which was a threat to all Local 21 Chapters in Oakland.
  • Page 3 has an update of the Common Classes, the upcoming Port/City Class Study and Selective Certification process and why Local 21 is not in agreement with the Port’s interpretation of how the Selective Certification works… read to learn more and find out why.
  • If you missed Alicia Platt’s FMLA presentation, there is an overview of the law on page 4 of the booklet.
  • With election season upon us, it is important for members to not only understand how the endorsement process for Local 21 works (page 5), but the timing of the endorsements and how you can participate. (page 6)
  • Lastly, it is not too early to start planning for Labor Day 2016… join the Alameda Central Labor Council at their free family picnic. Music is provided and you can meet real life Rosie the Riveters! (page 7)