Save the Date!

09/30/2013

The next Delegate Assembly will take place on Saturday, January 25 at the Hotel Whitcomb in San Francisco. Details to follow.

Local 21 Members Appointed to Public Posts

09/30/2013

Warm congratulations to Local 21 member Joe DeVries, President of the City of Oakland H & M Chapter, on his appointment to the Alameda County Blue Ribbon Task Force on Measure A, the measure that provides funding for the county hospitals and community health services.

Local 21 Members Appointed to Public Posts

Congratulations also to Local 21 member Dan Rossi, Political Affairs Coordinator in the Oakland Deputy City Attorneys Chapter on his appointment to the City of Berkeley Housing Authority.

Healthcare Cost Containment Gets a Boost from CalPERS

09/20/2013

In a stunning turn of events, the governing board of California Public Employees Retirement System, the third largest non-federal purchaser of healthcare in the country is backing legislation to require Kaiser to provide documentation justifying rate increases.

Delegate Email Poll to Reauthorize Resolution for New Office Space

09/20/2013

At the January 2013 Delegate Assembly, Local 21 Delegates overwhelmingly passed a resolution authorizing the Executive Committee to invest a portion of reserves in a new office space for the San Francisco Headquarters.  Located on Mission Street, the potential space is being offered at approximately half the going lease rate for comparable properties in the Mid-Market area and is close to both regional transit and the largest number of San Francisco members.  Even when assuming a significant budget for tenant improvements, the cost to the Union over the 15-year lease is considerably less th

Legislative Update on Retirement

09/20/2013

The federal government delayed a decision that could cost California billions in federal transportation money.  In a letter to Governor Brown a few weeks ago, the Department of Labor indicated that California's new pension reform (PEPRA) violated federal rules on collective bargaining and could jeopardize federal funding unless transit agencies were exempted from the recently adopted state law that changes public sector retirement.  A final decision was expected in mid-August but delayed while the Governor negotiates with the Feds.

Save the Date! Free Stress Workshops

09/10/2013

Do you find your stress level rising as you: think constantly about layoffs, worry about the reduction in your investments, watch home equity decrease, rely more and more on your credit cards, and struggle increasingly to make ends meet? Learn how to reduce stress in your life by attending one of these free classes for Local 21 members. (Friends of Local 21 members who are interested may also attend.) The sessions are led by Kitty Costello, MA, MFT, and Richard Epstein, PhD, MFT.

Delegate Assembly Report Back

07/03/2013

The Assembly’s theme, “Taking It Back,” focused on the opportunities and challenges we are seeing in 2013 and beyond, including a rebounding economy, securing wage increases, and protecting our health care.

Watch out for Local 21's Quarterly Magazine, Twenty One

07/03/2013

Our Union's quarterly publication is hot off the press and on its way to your mailbox! The Summer 2013 issue focuses on bargaining strategies and struggles across the union, why we need accountability and transparency in health care and what the San Francisco chapters are doing on this front, and more.

Save the Date! Free Stress Workshops

05/24/2013

Learn how to reduce stress in your life by attending these free classes for Local 21 members.

Save the Date! Next Delegate Assembly June 22

04/26/2013

RSVP today! Local 21’s next Delegate Assembly will be held on Saturday, June 22 at the Downtown Oakland Marriott.

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