East Bay

East Bay MUD Member Shares the Facts on Pensions


In an April 26 Letter to the Editor, East Bay MUD Local 21 member Joe Young debunked some myths around California public employee pensions.

He pointed out that public employee compensation is in line with the private sector and that pension expenses account for less than 5% of the general fund.

“A 5 percent item in the budget will not bring the state to its knees and is not the cause of all our problems,” wrote Young.

Port of Oakland

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. Read more about it here.