Kim Thompson is Taking Names and Signing Cards at the Department of Technology in CCSF


As a VOT, Kim says that most people she talks to about supporting our union understand and want to commit to keeping us strong. Sometimes she runs into workers who think they don’t need a union because they think the City would extend the same raises, benefits, and protections without one. Thompson talks to them about how raises, benefits, and a secure retirement are not a sure thing, like she found out when she worked for the City without a union contract.

Local 21 San Francisco PAC Endorsements!


The Local 21 San Francisco Council has voted to adopt the following San Francisco PAC endorsements for the upcoming election!

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Resolution Strongly Supports IFPTE Local 21 and City Unions


In March, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a strong pro-union stance in Resolution 060-18, urging the Mayor and the Department of Human Resources to support strong public unions and encouraging city employees to be members of their unions. District 9 Supervisor and former Local 21 member Hillary Ronen sponsored the Resolution.

Prepare for Bargaining by Electing Local 21 Member Rafael Mandelman to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors!


The reality of being a city worker is that we have a very personal stake in who gets elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. As a Local 21 member, Rafael understands the challenges and concerns of professional city employees. 

3% Wage Increase to Come on July 1st for San Francisco Local 21 Members!


We’re pleased to announce that our FY2018-2019 base wage increase of 3% will be effective on July 1, 2018!


Lauren Turner Joins Local 21 as the New East Bay Administrative Assistant 


Lauren came back to the Bay Area via Oakland in January 2018, and now joins us as the East Bay Office Assistant. She floats between the Oakland and Contra Costa offices, spending 3 days a week Oakland, and 2 days a week in Martinez.

Activist Rebecca Ruiz Joins Local 21 as an Organizer


Rebecca Ruiz recently joined Local 21 as an East Bay Organizer based in Contra Costa. She is already proving herself to be an effective organizer and hard worker, and is busy working on educating members on the upcoming Janus v. AFSCME attack and collected Gold Cards.

Vivian Araullo, Emmy-Award Winning Journalist Turned Organizer, Joins Local 21


Even though Vivian has only recently joined the world of organized labor, it’s clear that Vivian has been fighting for, and making a difference for, workers around the world for a long time. We are humbled by Vivian’s work, and are excited to have her on board as a Local 21 Organizer.

IFPTE Local 21 Santa Clara Valley Water District Chapters Win 4% Raises in New Four-Year Contract


Santa Clara Valley Water District Local 21 members demonstrate how to win a good contract campaign through union solidarity.

Local 21 Unanimously Votes to Hire New Executive Director Debra Grabelle at Special Delegate Assembly


Local 21 leaders from almost every chapter in the union voted to confirm the Executive Committee’s recommendation to hire Debra Grabelle as the new Local 21 Executive Director.