Voters don't blame workers for pension woes, new poll finds


California voters do not blame public employees for the state's pension woes and 
are in no hurry to make steep cuts in the system, according to a new USC 
Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.

CalPERS Responds to National Study on the Economic Benefits of Pensions


SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) today issued the following response to the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) report on the economic benefits of defined benefit pension plans:

21 Unsung Heroes


While everyone knows and appreciates police officers and firefighters, heroes who take great risks in their service to the public, few know the thousands of Local 21 professionals, unsung heroes working behind the scenes, almost undercover, to improve the lives of San Franciscans.

International Union Convention Delegate Candidates Announced


Local 21 received twenty-five valid nomination petitions for the election of Local 21 delegates to our International Union’s triennial convention. Candidates running in each region are listed below.

Occupy the Screen on March 29


On Thursday March 29, The Roxie Theater (3117 16th Street, San Francisco) will be hosting a film and panel discussion series concerning the labor issues that we as a society currently face. Co-sponsored by the Occupy Solidarity Network, the film night will serve as a continuation to the discussion brought to the forefront by the Occupy Movement.

Mark Your Calendar: Economic Inequality Teach In with Robert Reich, April 4


Growing economic inequality in the US is forefront in many Americans’ minds. To examine and understand the broader underlying causes along with important and creative efforts to counter it, the UC Berkeley Labor Center invites you to a half-day teach in on Wednesday, April 4, 1-5pm @ 100 Lewis, UC Berkeley.

Join Us for Cesar Chavez Day Events


Join Local 21 for Cesar E. Chavez Day events including a breakfast on March 30 and a Parade & Festival on April 21.

New Research: Pension Gutting Proposals will Harm Low-Wage Workers and cost Taxpayers More


New national and academic research reveals that the hybrid pension plans that Gov. Jerry Brown and Republicans want to force on California’s public employees would strap taxpayers with higher costs and place an unfair burden on the state’s lowest paid public employees.

Delegates Review Bargaining Strategies, Challenges for 2012


On Saturday, January 28, 2012, more than 130 Local 21 Delegates attended our Union's Delegate Assembly at the Downtown Oakland Marriott.

Call for Volunteers to Serve on Election Committee and Nominating Committee


2012 Union Officer Election

Call for Volunteers to Serve on Election Committee and Nominating Committee


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