What’s Happening to Our Pension Contributions Rates?


We are pleased to announce that our contribution/cost sharing for Fiscal Year 2018-2019, remains the same as it currently is (FY 2017-18); our pension rates are NOT going up this year. This favorable news further illustrates how important it is for us to stay engaged and involved; it makes a difference!

A Message From Local 21 Executive Director Debra Grabelle: What Happens Next is Up to Us


We are a union. We are a collective of 11,000 people who have decided to stand together so we can achieve more. If every one of us makes the choice to contribute in different wayswe as IFPTE Local 21 can come out the other side of this historical moment stronger than Janusbelieve in our union, and I believe that we have the strength and will to win.

California Unions Protect Pensions Yet Again


Three Senate Bills were defeated in Committee that would have targeted public sector pensions. Local 21’s lobbyist, along with union advocates from across the state, made sure union members’ voices were heard and our pensions were protected.

Local 21 is WERKING it for Pride!


Don't have plans this Sunday? Well now you do! Come march with us at the SF Pride parade this Sunday! RSVP here.

Local 21 Has Karaoke, Film Screenings, and Education Pieces to Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month


Representation matters in all forms, and it matters that our labor movement recognizes the contributions of Asian American activists.

Whoohoo! Local 21 Has Reached 90% Union Membership!


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Reminder! The Spring Local 21 Delegate Assembly is coming up quickly!


For more information and to RSVP, please visit our Eventbrite page. If you are a Delegate or will be an Acting Delegate for your chapter, you must RSVP by Friday, June 8th.

Letter from Retiring Executive Director Bob Muscat


I want to take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation to the members of Local 21 for the honor of being Local 21’s Executive Director for eleven years. Local 21 has many achievements to be proud of in the union’s more than 40 year history, but together we transformed our union in the last decade.

City of San Jose Chapters Win Strong Contract


Strong member leadership and a clear understanding of the members’ priorities led Local 21 to substantial bargaining table gains. CAMP Vice President and Bargaining Team member Olympia Williams explains the plan perfectly, “We started early, long before contract expiration, to set a solid foundation to get broad portions of the membership involved, not only for the contract fight but also to be active and engaged for the three-year term of the recently ratified MOU.”

May is Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month— Celebrate with us!


In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage month, we will be sending emails next month on prominent API activists who have made a difference in American history. We will also be hosting a Local 21 API Caucus karaoke on May 17th. RSVP for the event here! Everyone is welcome, regardless of background.