Oakland hosts June Delegate Assembly


Nearly 100 Local 21 members gathered in Oakland June 14 for the Delegate Assembly, with the local’s budget for the coming fiscal year approved; members honored for their hard work in the recent primary election; and a new chapter accepted into the local.

Election Recap: A Good Night for Labor!


Local 21 has much to be pleased about following Tuesday’s election. And our members stepped up like never before for a primary race—more than 125 members volunteered 500 hours. Below is a snapshot of the results (see article below for a South Bay recap).


We elected our first City Councilmember in Hayward—quite a victory!With two seats up for grabs, labor-backed Sara Lamnin* ran less than 100 votes behind incumbent anti-labor Councilman Marv Peixoto.  Our second candidate, Rocky Fernandez* came in third, running about 500 votes shy of winning. 

Deadline is today! Register for the June Delegate Assembly


The June Delegate Assembly fast approaches. We will meet at the Oakland Marriott Saturday, June 14. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and we adjourn midday.

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Shante Briley. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, June 6; if you are a delegate or will be an acting delegate for this Delegate Assembly, you must RSVP by COB today.

2014 Union Officer Election- Call for Volunteers to Serve on Nominating Committee and Election Committee


Elections for the eleven Local Union officers (also known as the Executive Committee) will be held in November of this year. In accord with the Local 21 bylaws Article XIII Nomination and Installation of Officers, there will be a Nominating Committee and Election Committee to assist with the election. See below for details on the responsibilities for each of the committees.

Next Delegate Assembly Scheduled


Our next Delegate Assembly will be held on June 14, 2014 at the Oakland Marriott hotel. More information to come!

Bylaws Amendment Overwhelmingly Passed by Membership


Local 21 members overwhelmingly ratified an amendment to our bylaws,which will increase efficiency in our International Convention delegation election, and align its timing with our Executive Officer elections and terms of office.

Save the Date! Delegate Assembly, January 25


Local 21’s next Delegate Assembly will be held on Saturday, January 25, at the Hotel Whitcomb in San Francisco.

Help Support Victims of Typhoon Haiyan


Our hearts go out to all those impacted by Super Typhoon Haiyan, which has left thousands in the Philippines dead, injured, and homeless. We know that many Local 21 members have families and friends in the region.

Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You: Inequality for All: Featuring Robert Reich


A new documentary film coming out this week examines widening income inequality.  Inequality for All features Robert Reich, professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, a speaker at a L21 Delegate Assembly