East Bay

San Leandro Equity Study Turns into Raises for Members


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.

Sara Lamnin sworn in to serve on Hayward City Council


Labor packed the Hayward City Council Chambers on July 8 to celebrate Sara Lamnin’s swearing-in as a new member of the city council.

Cheryl Penick, Local 21 Hayward Chapter President (left) chats with Lamnin at a late June luncheon to honor Local 21 Hayward members for their work around the June primary election.

Hayward workers unite against further cuts


Our members in Hayward are continuing their fight against pay and benefit cuts the City is insisting on in bargaining. In 2012 both our members and SEIU gave concessions totally 12% in take-home pay to avert layoffs. Now both Local 21 and SEIU have open contracts and the City is seeking a further 5% in cuts. Before our contract expired, the City declared impasse in SEIU negotiations in July which prompted a 3-day strike. Local 21 members came out in support of SEIU, but did not strike because our contract had not yet expired.

Independent Revenue Forecast Shows Hayward Is Not Facing Budget Deficit


A new report by Beacon Economics, a leading independent economic research firm, conclusively demonstrates that, contrary to the City’s claims, Hayward is not facing a structural deficit.  The City’s original Ten-Year General Fund Plan relied on overly conservative assumptions to create an impression that the City has a major deficit which can only be addressed by seeking more concessions from civilian employees.  The Beacon report, however, identifies $43 million in additional revenues that were not included in the City’s original General Fund projections, including $31 million in property

“We Stand With Hayward Workers” Campaign Continues


Last Saturday hundreds of Hayward residents and business owners signed a “We Stand With Hayward Workers” petition, in support of city workers at the bargaining table.

Hayward Members! Join us for Two Important Events this November


Join us at two important events to let the Hayward City Council and community know about the important services we provide and why we simply can’t give anymore.

City of Hayward Seeking Further Concessions


In 2012, City of Hayward members agreed to concessions to aid the City in balancing their budget. Now, the City is thanking members for their sacrifices by seeking further concessions.

San Leandro Chapter Approves New Three Year Contract


On September 6th the San Leandro Chapter approved a multi-year contract running from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015.  Under the terms of the new agreement members will now contribute 8% towards their pension which will be offset by a 10% wage increase over the three year term.  The City will also provide a 2.5% salary increase to four classifications at the Water Pollution Control Plant (Supervisor, Lead Operation, Operator I/II and Operator-in-Training) in order to bring their compensation packages closer in-line with the Bay Area labor market.  Moreover, the City has

RSVP Today! Professional Rights Training I, April 3


Join us for an introductory training for new and functioning stewards who have never received steward training or are seeking a refresher course.