Members Take Action at Santa Clara Valley Water District Bargaining


Despite the drizzle, nearly 120 members from Local 21 and AFSCME rallied in a show of solidarity for a healthy, fair contract while the Board of Directors met inside.

Local 21 Wins Big Arbitration Victory for Scapegoated Member


It has taken almost 3 years, a 13-day arbitration hearing, and hundreds of hours of work and legal counsel, but justice has finally been served for Boland. The arbitrator has sided with Local 21 on all counts, and demanded that Ms. Boland be reinstated to her job- with back pay and full benefits.

East Bay Municipal Utility District Unit Overwhelmingly Ratifies New Contract


We are pleased to announce that after more than a year of bargaining with the District, East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) finally reached an agreement and ratified the new contract this month. The members overwhelmingly voted in favor of the new contract with nearly 80% turnout.

Berkeley Unified School District Ratifies Tentative Agreement with Wins on Several Issues


We are pleased to announce that Local 21’s Berkeley Unified School District Unit (BUSD) has ratified a Tentative Agreement with the District.

Kids or Grandkids Pursuing Higher Ed? Have Them Apply for an IFPTE Scholarship!


IFPTE will be awarding four college scholarships of $2,500 each to children or grandchildren of IFPTE members.

CCSF Hiring Modernization Project


DHR is in the process of designing a new hiring system and recently met with Local 21 and other city unions to have a preliminary talk about its plans.

Worksite Meetings Coming to Local 21 Members in San Francisco


In some of our jurisdictions chapters are organized by type of work and not by worksite location, and CCSF is the biggest example. With the looming specter of Janus v. AFSCME, it’s clear that our strategy must be to maximize contact with as many members as possible so that we can counter anti-union and anti-worker propaganda and keep workers united together in solidarity.

EDF Funds Are Gone, Subcommittee Reconvenes


As many members are already aware, the Educational Development Fund (EDF) is fully encumbered as of December. The EDF Subcommittee is reconvening to tackle issues pertaining to the EDF. Interested in working with fellow members on identifying issues and problem-solving?

Join Us for a Local 21 API Caucus Lunch Gathering!


Please save the date for our next get together! All Local 21 members from any backgrounds are welcome.  Hope to see you there!

Reminder: The Special Local 21 January 27 Delegate Assembly is Coming Up!


The Delegate Assembly will take place on January 27th at the Hotel Whitcomb in San Francisco, with registration beginning at 8:30 am and the Assembly starting promptly at 9 am.