East Bay

Bargaining Has Come to a Halt with the Port


We have come to an agreement on every single proposal in this round of negotiations, yet the Port will not sign the final TA’s. Why? Because they want to take-away fundamental union rights from your fellow Local 21 members. The Port claims that our contract rights do not give Unit J, the Deputy Port Attorneys, the right to appeal if they get terminated from employment. The cornerstone of what it means to be in a union is protection from being fired at the whim of a boss for no reason or an unjust reason.

Solano County Health Proposal


Negotiations in Solano County are moving forward. 

Hayward Bargaining Update


After two years of difficult negotiations, our team believes we are moving in the right direction with the City of Hayward. Bolstering our hope is the recent contract deals reached by two other bargaining units.

However, our unit is united in cautioning us not to rush into an agreement, and ensuring that our members’ concerns are heard and addressed at the table.

We will be meeting with the City on Monday, June 22, and hope to have a better idea of whether we are close to a settlement.

Hayward Bargaining Update


It has been a long, hard, and stress-filled two years of bargaining for our Hayward Chapter. They have proven, through three different independent reports on revenue, expenditures, and budgeting practices, that the City has sufficient resources to begin lifting its employees out of the 12% hole they are in – after making concessions during the Great Recession.

WCCUSD Team Participates in California Labor Management Initiative


Fifty school districts from around the state gathered in San Diego to explore the possibility of improving outcomes for students through enhanced partnerships among union leaders, school board members and other district leaders.  The underlying premise is that collaborative teaming and interest-based practices can significantly improve the working climate in schools and the district resulting in increased learning for students.

New Local 21 Video: “You Have the Means”


Three independent consultant studies have all reached the same conclusion:  there is no further need for salary or benefit reductions and the City of Hayward has the means to painlessly and responsibly reach an agreement on an equitable contract with City employees. 

Hayward Member's Son Wins Public Sector Scholarship


Winston Ji, the son of Hayward Fire Protection Engineer and Local 21 member Flora Chen, has just been awarded the 2015 Dominick D. Critelli Scholarship Award for IFPTE’s Public sector.  The scholarship award honors Dominick D. Critelli, Jr., longtime IFPTE Local 195 President and IFPTE International Executive Vice-President, who passed away unexpectedly in 2006 at age 66. 

Report from East Bay MUD: Members Win Deferred Comp Grievance


Our East Bay Municipal Utility District chapter had a large win last month by settling our longstanding deferred compensation grievance.  During our 2013 negotiations, the District proposed removing language in the contract which provided an allotment of money the District would pay to a provider for administering the deferred compensation plan. 

Not all 2014 Contracts Settled: Hayward is One Example of An Extended Fight for Equity


As the New Year begins and we turn our attention to planning new bargaining campaigns in key Local 21 jurisdictions including Oakland and San Jose, staff is continuing to work hard to settle our remaining contracts from 2014.

Local 21 Files PERB Complaint Against Contra Costa Water District


Our Contra Costa Water District chapter continues to battle over the misapplication of MOU language.  After several meetings and an antagonistic grievance process, Local 21 filed a charge in November 2014 with the state Public Employment Relations Board.  We are now waiting to hear back from the PERB agent as to whether the case will go to arbitration or a settlement conference.