South Bay

New Herrera TV Commercial Shows Her Flip Flopping


View the New Rose Herrera TV Ad


She Flips and Flops and does what the Special Interests Command.  Please forward the "Jumper" TV commercial which begins airing on 11/2/12 to all those that want to Hold Herrera Accountable.


On October 4 the Committee for Safe San Jose Neighborhoods launched its TV advertisement campaign to Hold Herrera Accountable!

Urgent Appeal: District 8 Campaign


Rose Herrera does not respect you or the work you do for the residents of San Jose. Herrera wants to outsource your job and if re-elected, she will continue to make poor public policy decisions and continue her track record of deceit and dishonor. We need to educate the voters in District 8 about the Real Rose Herrera.

San Jose chapters Reach Long Awaited Agreement on Sick Leave Payout


Local 21’s members in the City of San Jose overwhelmingly voted to adopt a Sick Leave Payout agreement, reached between the City and the Union on August 27. City Administration attempted to eliminate Sick Leave Payout for all current and future employees.

Santa Clara Valley Water District Members Save the Day in Pipeline Emergency


Several Local 21 members who are a part of the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s Engineers Society (ES) and Professional Managers Association (PMA) recently responded to two serious water pipeline leaks near Highway 85 in San Jose.

State Auditor Affirms that San Jose City Officials used “Unsupported” Pension Estimates


Months ago, NBC Bay Area News uncovered how San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed knowingly misrepresented city pension costs and used inflated figures to promote Measure B among local voters, which unlawfully cuts public employees’ benefits.

San Jose Sees Employee Exodus After Cutting Pay, Benefits


The City of San Jose is experiencing the alarming aftermath of its repeated attacks on employee compensation and benefits. A number of reports in the last month highlight the City’s inability to retain and recruit workers.

South Bay Members Celebrate Annual Summer BBQ


Nearly 200 South Bay Members shared a day in the sun, catching up with co-workers and snacking on grilled favorites at Local 21’s 5th annual South Bay BBQ on July 26.

Santa Clara County Engineers and Architects Association Begins Bargaining


Local 21’s Santa Clara County Engineers and Architects Association’s current contract expires September 16, 2012. In preparation for bargaining, Board members Khoa Vo, Paul Pascoal, Jim Baker, Bill Grimes, and Judy Coyle met with the union’s Negotiating Team to discuss next steps.

San Jose Pension Litigation Begins


Following the passage of San Jose’s Measure B, a City ballot measure that unlawfully modifies pension benefits for city employees, Local 21’s AEA, AMSP and CAMP chapters joined San Jose’s Police Officers and Firefighters in filing multiple lawsuits to enjoin the City from implementing the unlawful changes to employee pensions, health care, and disability benefits.

Water District Splits Course on Retiree Health Charge, Union Insists Vested Rights Cannot Be Changed


The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors recently changed their position and decided not to charge retired employees 15% of their healthcare premium, but only for some employees.