Local 21 Executive Officer Election


Election of IFPTE Local 21 Executive Offices will occur this Fall 2012. Eligible Local 21 members may be nominated by the Nominating Committee or petition to declare their candidacy as provided in Local 21’s Bylaws. Ballots will be mailed to all members in good standing on Monday, November 8th and must be returned by 5:00 pm on Monday, November 29th.

No on Prop 32: Stop the Special Exemptions Act


The single most dangerous measure on the state ballot this November is Proposition 32. Backers of the so-called “Stop Special Interest Money Now Act” claim it is a “simple, fair, and balanced solution” to the problem of big money in Sacramento.

The truth is, it does the opposite. While shutting public employees out of elections, the measure re-writes the rules in favor of big corporations and the super-wealthy, giving them special exemptions to spend unlimited amounts of money in elections.

Meet Us at the Ballpark for Union Night with the SF Giants


The San Francisco Labor Council is hosting Union Night with the Giants at AT&T Park on Monday, September 17. Local 21 has reserved 20 tickets at the discounted price of $20 per ticket for any members interested in attending. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Local 21 Goes to Vegas


A delegation of Local 21 leaders attended IFPTE’s 57th Convention this past week in Las Vegas, Nevada. The convention's theme, “Solidarity Works for All of Us,” focused on building stronger alliances for greater collective strength and action.

Local 21 Gets Schooled to Fight Prop. 32


During June and July, more than 1,000 union members attended campaign trainings held all over the state. With their newfound skills, these leaders will serve as the core of labor’s effort to defeat Proposition 32 on the November ballot. 

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


Our Union's quarterly publication is hot off the press and on its way to your mailbox! The Summer 2012 issue of Twenty One focuses on “21 Unsung Heroes,” a campaign that sheds light on who we are and the value of our work.

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law


Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a major victory for all Americans. In a 5-4 ruling, the Court largely upheld the landmark legislation that will provide new consumer protections and secure and expand access to affordable, quality health care for all Americans regardless of age, income, or pre-existing condition.

In the News: San Diego City Workers Win First Round in Pensions Fight


On Thursday, workers in San Diego won an important preliminary victory in the ongoing struggle to prevent city officials from imposing unfair pension concessions on employees. Under California law, employers must bargain with union employees over any changes that would significantly alter wages, hours or benefits.

2012 Union Officer Election: Call for Volunteers to Serve on Nominating Committee


Think you might like to serve on the Nominating Committee for the Union's upcoming officer election? Volunteers are needed.

Robert Reich Talks to Local 21


Robert Reich spoke exclusively to Local 21 about what is wrong with the economy, what President Obama should do to fix it, and what labor could do to turn the tides in favor of working class people.