South Bay

Super CEA Members Support Cupertino’s Seniors


For seniors, navigating the mazes of housing, healthcare and transportation can be confusing.  For some, it’s impossible … unless they have help.

Case managers Karen Goss and Adrianna Stankovich are there to connect the dots for Cupertino’s 50 and older population.

“I really enjoy working with elders.  I love the stories they tell,” Adrianna said.

South Bay News November: Holiday Party, Water District Bargaining & Sunnyvale Affiliation



See the South Bay News for November.  Highlights include:

  • Super CEA Members Support Cupertino’s Seniors
  • San Jose’s Pension Battle Finally Ends in a Victory for Workers
  • San Jose Senior Librarians Achieve Raise
  • ES, PMA Begin Hard MOU Bargaining
  • Sunnyvale Chapter Approved by Local 21 Delegates

San Jose TMC Workers Act as Symphony Conductors for City’s Roads


A San Jose Sharks hockey game.  Sidewalk repaving.  Bike lane improvements.  Inoperative traffic lights.

A typical day at San Jose’s Transportation Management Center can include all the above challenges for workers.

“Our goal is to make traffic safe, reliable and efficient for all modes,” said Bikram Kahlon, Associate Engineer at the City of San Jose and Member of IFPTE Local 21’s Association of Engineers and Architects (AEA).

Sunnyvale City Workers Overwhelmingly Vote to Join Local 21


The SEA (Sunnyvale Employees Association), an independent Association representing about 450 workers for the city of Sunnyvale, recently voted by an overwhelming margin of 91% to join IFPTE Local 21.

Sunnyvale Employees' Association

The Sunnyvale Employees' Association represents approximately 485 employees in 170 job classifications. Planners, engineers, parks maintenance, public works maintenance workers, water pollution control operators, mechanics, clerical, accounting and technical staff, as well as librarians and community services.

South Bay Members Support Bridging the Generational Gap Among Workers



Most workplaces have four generations under their roofs – Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists. ES and PMA members at the Santa Clara Valley Water District are finishing up their first year by celebrating the qualities and skills of each age group.

South Bay News May: Next Gen Program at Water Distrct, Delegate Assembly Report Back, BBQ RSVPs


Check out this month's South Bay News.

Highlights include:


  • Delegate Assembly Report Back
  • San Jose’s Measure B Within Two Weeks of Demise
  • ES, PMA Members Begin MOU Bargaining Surveys
  • SCCEAA Members Get New Director
  • RSVP for 10th Annual South Bay BBQ – please remember to RSVP for the July 27 BBQ here --


Local 21 Members Bring BART to the South Bay


BART in South Bay Area is becoming a reality. Within weeks of opening the Warm Springs Station in Fremont, BART offered a tour to Valley Transportation Authority union staff and member leaders.  VTA is partnering with BART on South Bay public transit projects. The group of about 20 viewed the new BART station in Milpitas and construction sites.

South Bay News May: March for Science, BART Behind-the-Scenes Look


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Highlights include: