Postpone Dissolution of Redevelopment Agencies: SUPPORT SB 659


Save Jobs, Affordable Housing and Economic Development

As you may know, the CA Supreme Court ruled that the measure to abolish redevelopment was legal and that the bill allowing redevelopment programs to continue in exchange for shifting millions of dollars to the state was unconstitutional. Worse, they ruled that redevelopment agencies should wind down their activities by February 1, just days from now.

November Election Gets Hot, Hot, Hot! More than $1 Billion at Stake in San Francisco and Oakland


With the San Francisco election less than two weeks away, Local 21 is bumping up our work to pass Proposition C for fair retirement changes and to Defeat Proposition D, the retirement rip-off.

Oakland Members Volunteer to Pass Measure I: Parcel Tax to Save Jobs & Services


Oakland members have adopted the Local 21 phone banks to pass Measure I every Wednesday night through November 15. Measure I, a five year temporary parcel tax, will help raise $11 million for public services including parks, libraries, public safety, and senior programs. The $80 per year parcel tax will apply to residential and commercial properties, and low-income residents will be eligible for an exemption.

Local 21 Makes Endorsements for November 2011 Election


Election Day is just around the corner, and many voters will be receiving their vote-by-mail ballots soon. Local 21 is sending each member with a San Francisco or Oakland mailing address on file a palm card listing our Union's endorsements which you can take to the polls with you, or use to fill out your vote-by-mail ballot at home. See a complete list of Local 21 endorsements, or watch out for your palm card in the mail!

Oakland's New Deputy City Attorney V Group Settles Contract


A new attorney group, the Deputy City Attorneys V’s in the City of Oakland, affiliated with Local 21 in July when they were in the midst of bargaining. Following the affiliation, Union representatives began sitting at the bargaining table.

July 2011 Oakland chapters Newsletter


A newsletter for all Local 21 members at the City of Oakland.

Oakland Members Ratify New Contracts with Strong Support; Community Groups Say “City Workers Are the Real Heroes of This Battle”


Local 21 Oakland members voted last week to ratify new contracts with the City. There was strong support for ratification with 79% of Administrative & Professional, Engineers, and Supervisors & Managers units voting in favor of their new contract. Deputy City Attorneys, who are under a separate contract, voted unanimously to ratify their contract.

 The new contracts are based on the results of members’ response in Local 21 bargaining surveys, and include a 9% contribution by Local 21 members to the City's budget. Major contract provisions include: