East Bay

Hayward Bargaining Update

06/22/2015

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

06/04/2015

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

06/04/2015

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”

05/19/2015

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

05/14/2015

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

02/26/2015

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

01/16/2015

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

01/16/2015

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.
 

San Leandro Equity Study Turns into Raises for Members

12/04/2014

In the recent contract in San Leandro, Local 21 negotiated a clause to meet and confer over equity studies for water plant and police department classifications 60 days after the ratification.

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