Defend Social Security, Medicare & Medi-Cal


Congress and the President are in deep in negotiations on a deal to close the national budget deficit. Cuts to Social Security, Medi-Cal, and Medicare are on the table.   

President Barack Obama and some members of both parties have indicated a willingness to cut or restrict access to these programs to reduce a debt caused by unpopular wars, tax cuts for the wealthiest, and bailouts for banks and corporations.

Local 21 Launches New Website


After much feedback from Local 21 members and leadership, we are pleased to announce a new Local 21 website, designed and built from the ground up. At a 2010 Delegate Assembly, our leaders expressed that improving our website was a priority. We as a Union are committed to restructuring and improving our website so its content is more accessible, incorporates more timely updates, is better organized, and has less material bogging down the site.

The Truth About the Economy


Robert Reich connects the dots on the problem with the economy, in less than 2 minutes and 15 seconds. Chris Platten, Labor Attorney and Special Guest Speaker at the Delegate Assembly, takes it further, discussing the impact on the public sector and unionized public employees, what we face, and what we can do about it.

Local 21 Members Convene Delegate Assembly


On June 18, about 90 Local 21 delegates gathered for the second Delegate Assembly of the year. Themed “The Struggle Continues…” union leaders used most of the four-hour meeting to learn, share, and strategize about how Local 21 jurisdictions can continue to fend off attacks on public workers.

Local 21 Members Join Thousands Across the Country for “We Are One” Rallies


On April 4, Local 21 members joined thousands of Union members and working families across the country for rallies in solidarity with workers in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and dozens of other states where right-wing politicians and anti-union corporate agendas are seeking to take away hard-won benefits and collective bargaining rights.