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.

HSS is Auditing Employees Who Claim Spouses or Domestic Partners on their Health Insurance


In April, the San Francisco Health Services System (HSS) will start doing a Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit of all city employees who cover their spouse or domestic partner on the city-provided health plan.

Member Concerned About Workplace Safety at SFPD


Local 21 members are concerned about a health at SFPD. Four people in the office have developed cancer, and two have since died. Local 21 member Steve Senatori is concerned that EMF radiation could possibly have played a role.

Update your information and be entered to win a free ipad!


Update your information and be entered to win a free ipad! Raffle runs from March 12- April 6.

Local 21 Worksite Meeting Schedule


Local 21 has put a new focus on conducting worksite meetings as part of our Conversations and Cards Campaign to combat the effects of Janus v. AFSCME. Click for a link to our worksite meeting schedule, updated on an ongoing basis!

International Convention Election Results


On Thursday, April 5, ballots were mailed to all members in good standing in the three contested regions: San Francisco, the East Bay, and Oakland.

Jeff Duritz Joins Local 21 Staff


Local 21 welcomes Jeff Duritz as our new Representative/Organizer for Alameda County Local 21 members.