South Bay

Transportation Authority Engineers and Architects Make Strides at the Bargaining Table


Our chapter at the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is bargaining a new contract, and negotiations have been positive so far.

Labor Candidate Cindy Chavez Leads Santa Clara County Supervisor Race


Local 21's endorsed candidate, Cindy Chavez, made a strong first-place showing in a six-way race for the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, District 2. Voter turnout for the Special Election on June 4 was 17 percent, and Chavez earned 41 percent of the vote.

6th Annual South Bay BBQ Set for July 18


Celebrate the summer with fellow Local 21 Members and catch up with colleagues while enjoying homemade BBQ treats like tri-tip and veggies. We’ll have a raffle and ice cream! Remember to RSVP to your chapter leader.

Santa Clara Valley Water District Member Appointed to Citizens’ Committee


Long-time water resources professional Scott Akin was recently appointed to the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority Citizens Advisory Committee.

Union Wins Sick Leave Payout Suit Against San Jose


In an important and far-reaching decision, a Superior Court judge ruled in favor of Labor and found that the City of San Jose cannot unilaterally, retroactively eliminate Sick Leave payouts for employees who have a vested right to such deferred compensation.

Volunteer for Victory, Special Election on June 4


Help other Local 21 Members elect Cindy Chavez, who supports the issues that matter most to working families, to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.

South Bay Chapters Gear Up for Special Election


Expecting a short rest in 2013 from ongoing campaigning, our South Bay chapters are gearing up for a special election for the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.

San Jose to Begin Negotiations Amidst Uncertainty with City’s Illegal Pension Reform Measure


San Jose continues to be a workplace of uncertainty. Employee unions were in County Superior Court today requesting an injunction against Measure B, the City’s illegal pension reform. The move would stop the City from implementing key pieces of Measure B until the court determines the ballot measure’s legality. 

Major Setback for City, Mayor Reed in Measure B Litigation


The entire City of San Jose workforce earned a major victory last week in the Measure B litigation, as the presiding judge over the consolidated pretrial motions ruled against the City in its attempt to dismiss several challenges by two Unions to the Mayor’s unlawful pension reform scheme. Measure B was a City ballot measure that unlawfully modifies pension benefits for city employees