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SF Non-Profit Workers Storm City Hall to Send A Message to Mayor Lee

NonProfit v2 for web v2Over 70 San Francisco nonprofit workers, their clients, and advocates delivered hundreds of postcards demanding a fair budget for the city’s nonprofits and workers on May 24. Workers marched and chanted from the majestic San Francisco City Hall staircase to the Mayor’s Lee’s office.

The over 750 postcards– featured the testimonials of non-profit workers– were delivered to Mayor Lee’s office. Most told of the struggle of trying to make ends meet.

“I can’t afford to live in the community I serve,” wrote Devan Rosene, a 5-year employee at the Sharder House which is part of Progress Foundation.  The Shrader house is an acute diversion unit where workers stabilize patients during a psychiatric crisis.  Workers at Shader House serve the homeless population and the most vulnerable in San Francisco.

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Tens of thousands of vulnerable San Franciscans at approximately 800 residential, mental health, and other social service agencies around the City rely on the work of nonprofit workers who are demanding fairness and equality in Mayor Lee’s Budget.

In front of Mayor Lee’s office, nonprofit workers held a short program and workers told their stories of struggle. They testified about the inequality between the city’s non profit worker and the for-profit contractors automatically receive a cost-of-doing-business allowance in their contracts.  Non-profit workers are seeking a 3.5 percent cost-of-doing-business in  Mayor Lee’s budget revise out in June.

The City of San Francisco grants routine annual cost-of-doing-business increases to for-profit contractors.  Nonprofits who are subcontracted by the city, on the other hand, are not granted the increases on a routine basis. Without those regular increases, workers are unable to keep up with the rising cost of living in the Bay Area.

Meanwhile, the City’s budget nears $10 Billion for 2017—the largest in San Francisco’s history.

Alysabeth Alexander-Tut, SEIU 1021 Vice President of Politics, wasn’t shy to pinpoint how the city manages to help so many people on the cheap.

“San Francisco brags about the work we do. The Mayor says we are the most compassionate City in America. Yes, we help the most vulnerable in the City. Mayor Lee, you do it off our backs–the backs of low-wage workers,” said Alexander-Tut.

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San Francisco Workers Join City/County in Legal Action Against Trump “Sanctuary City” Order

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  • Brief Filed in Federal Court Wednesday Says Services for Millions Locally Are Undermined by Trump’s Immigration Executive Order;
  • Workers Aim to Protect County Services– Local Residents Fear Illegal Trump Defunding and Retaliation

Workers who are represented by the Service Employees International Union in San Francisco today announced they have filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief in support of the lawsuit filed by the City and County of San Francisco. The amicus brief tells the stories of front-line workers and the harm that Trump’s Executive Order is doing to the services they provide and the local residents who count on them.

At the news conference outside the Phillip Burton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, the workers said they are standing together to protect the essential services all San Francisco residents count on – including health care, home care, public health, transportation, social services, and emergency response.

“I’m proud to stand together with other public workers and to stand up for the services people in San Francisco count on. With our legal action, we are calling for a halt to the illegal and destructive Trump Executive Order that hurts our community,” said Sasha Cuttler, RN, a nurse at San Francisco General Hospital and member of SEIU Local 1021. In the amicus brief, Cuttler shares his first-hand experience and background in infectious disease, cautioning that the fear instilled by Trump’s order may deter people from seeking care. “Public health has no borders and making people afraid to accept care is a recipe for epidemic disease. That’s an inevitable consequence.”

In January, Trump signed an Executive Order to withhold federal funding from cities, counties and states that have welcoming policies toward immigrants. This defunding occurs even though federal funding has nothing to do with immigration enforcement. On January 31, the City and County of San Francisco filed a federal lawsuit to block Trump’s Executive Order, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution.   Today’s amicus brief, filed in federal court, detailed the impact the Trump order has had on the work provided by public employees in San Francisco and the people they serve.

“Trump’s Executive Order retaliates against residents of San Francisco and other jurisdictions nationwide in violation of the U.S. Constitution,” said Roxanne Sanchez, President of SEIU 1021.  “Our amicus brief is a statement to the court and to the public, that we refuse to allow crucial services to be held hostage for the fulfillment of Trump’s divisive and hateful agenda.”

President Trump’s Executive Order is an unconstitutional attempt to intimidate and punish cities, counties, states, hospitals and schools that refuse to participate in his inhumane immigration policies that separate families and violate our American values. The amicus brief, written from workers’ perspectives, explains the human consequences of the Trump administration’s hateful, anti-immigrant policies on the communities these workers serve.

 

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San Francisco Citywide and MTA Service Critical Members Ratify Contract Extension

Thousands of San Francisco SEIU 1021 members turned out to vote and approve the contract extension. From Hetch Hetchy to the Hall of Justice to SF General Hospital and all
chapters in between, members overwhelmingly voted YES! This extension protects our contract for the next two years, with a solid wage increase of 3% each year over two years
and guarantees that our healthcare remains the same during this uncertain political and economic time. We must ALL do our part to enforce our contract, fight back against
threats to the rights of working families and our communities, and resolve the issues that impact our jobs and the public services we provide.

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96% of San Francisco RNs Say YES!

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96% of Registered Nurses in the City and County of San Francisco ratified the contract extension. Now that we have ratified the contract, we need to remain united for the challenges ahead: advocating for our patients, access to affordable healthcare and a safe working environment.


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SFCC Miscellaneous and MTA Service Critical Voting Schedule

Additional Community Public Health and Mental Health voting date/times

Monday, February 13

Location

Time

Location

Time

400 Mansell St.

8:30am-9:30am

101 Grove St.

8:30am-9:30am

1099 Sunnydale Ave., 3rd Floor

10:30am-11:30am

555 Polk St., Criminal Justice

10:30pm-11:30pm

1728 Bancroft St.

12:30pm-1:30pm

887 Potrero Ave.

12:30pm-1:30pm

3801 3rd St., 2nd Floor

2:30pm-3:30pm

134 Golden Gate Ave.

2:30pm-3:00pm

Schedule

Chapters Day Date Time Location
All Chapters Wed. 2/1/17 9AM-5PM SEIU Office – 350 Rhode Island Ste. 100S
Thurs. 2/2/17 9AM-5PM
Fri. 2/3/17 9AM-5PM
Mon. 2/6/17 9AM-5PM
Tues. 2/7/17 9AM-5PM
Wed. 2/8/17 9AM-5PM
Thurs. 2/9/17 9AM-5PM
Fri. 2/10/17 9AM-5PM
Mon. 2/13/17 9AM-5PM
Tues. 2/14/17 9AM-5PM
Wed. 2/15/17 9AM-5PM
 
311 Tues. 2/7/17 1:30PM – 3:30PM 1 So. Van Ness, 2nd Floor
Thurs. 2/9/17 8AM – 9AM 1 So. Van Ness, 2nd Floor
Thurs. 2/9/17 1:30PM – 3:30PM 1 So. Van Ness, 2nd Floor
 
911 Thurs. 2/2/17 6AM – 9AM Break Room off the Dispatch Floor
Thurs. 2/2/17 3PM – 5PM Break Room off the Dispatch Floor
Mon. 2/13/17 6AM – 9AM Break Room off the Dispatch Floor
Mon. 2/13/17 4PM – 7PM Break Room off the Dispatch Floor
 
ACS Wed. 2/1/17 1PM – 5PM 170 Otis St. – Lobby
Thurs. 2/2/17 10AM – 3PM 1650 Mission – near 3rd Floor Elevator
Wed. 2/8/17 12PM – 3PM 3801 3rd Street
Thurs. 2/9/17 10AM – 2PM 3120 Mission St.
 
(DCSS)
Dept Child Support Services
Fri. 2/3/17 11AM – 2PM 617 Mission St – Lunch Room
Thurs. 2/9/17 10AM – 2PM 617 Mission St – Lunch Room
 
Civic Center Wed. 2/1/17 11AM – 2PM 1 So. Van Ness, 2nd Floor Atrium
Thurs. 2/2/17 11AM – 2PM 1390 Market (Fox Plaza) – 2nd Floor
Mon. 2/6/17 11AM – 2PM City Hall – Assessor/Recorder’s Office
Tues. 2/7/17 11AM – 2PM 1 So. Van Ness, 2nd Floor Atrium
Wed. 2/8/17 11AM – 2PM 1390 Market (Fox Plaza) – 2nd Floor
Fri. 2/10/17 11AM – 2PM 25 Van Ness Ave – Basement
Mon. 2/13/17 11AM – 2PM War Memorial Opera House
Mon. 2/13/17 3PM – 5PM War Memorial Opera House
Tues. 2/14/17 11AM – 2PM 1660 Mission St. – 2nd Floor
Wed. 2/15/17 11AM – 2PM 1155 Market St – 1st Floor
 
Community Public Health/
Mental Health
Wed. 2/1/17 8:3AM-9AM 729 Filbert Chinatown N. Beach
Wed. 2/1/17 8:30am-9:30am 2712 Mission St,-Mission MH
Wed. 2/1/17 10am-10:30am 760 Harrison SOM-MH
Wed. 2/1/17 10am-10:45am 1525 Silver Ave, FHC & SECFTC
Wed. 2/1/17 11:30am-12:30pm 1050 Wisconsin Potrero Hill-HC
Wed. 2/1/17 11:30am-12:30pm 1701 Ocean OMI
Wed. 2/1/17 1pm-1:30pm 1595 Quintera Av. Medical Therapy U
Wed. 2/1/17 1pm-2pm 2401 Keith ST, South-East HC
Wed. 2/1/17 2pm-2:30pm 1351 24th St OPHC/ Central City
Wed. 2/1/17 2:30pm-3:30pm 1309 Evans Family Mosaic
Wed. 2/1/17 3pm-3:30pm 1380 Howard Mental Health
Wed. 2/1/17 3:30pm-4:30pm 230 Golden Gate-TWUHC
Thurs. 2/2/17 6am-6:30am CJ1- 425 7th St- Lobby
Thurs. 2/2/17 6:30am-7am CJ2- 425 7th St- Lobby
Thurs. 2/2/17 7:30am-8am CJ4-850 Bryant St-Lobby
Thurs. 2/2/17 9am-9:45am  CJ5 1 Moreland Dr. San Bruno Lobby
Thurs. 2/2/17 3pm-4pm CJ5 1 Moreland Dr. San Bruno Lobby
Thurs. 2/2/17 6pm-6:30pm CJ1- 425 7th St Lobby
Thurs. 2/2/17 6:30p-7pm CJ2- 425 7th St Lobby
Thurs. 2/2/17 7pm-7:45p CJ4- 850 Bryant St. Lobby
Tues. 2/7/17 8:30am-9:30am LHH-Placement Unit (SPY 375 Woodside)
Tues. 2/7/17 8:30am-9:30am 3850 17th St Castro-Mission HC
Tues. 2/7/17 10am-10:45am 1301 Pierce St. Maxine Hall
Tues. 2/7/17 10am-11am 356 7th Street City Clinic
Tues. 2/7/17 11:30am-12pm 170 Otis St. Foster Care Program
Tues. 2/7/17 11:45am-12:15pm 555 Cole St. CHP-Youth-Huckleberry
Tues. 2/7/17 1pm-1:45pm 134 Golden Gate Larkin St Youth Clinic
Tues. 2/7/17 1pm-2pm 50 Ivy St. TWUHC Lobby
Wed. 2/8/17 9am-10am 1490 Mason St. Chinatown PH
Wed. 2/8/17 9a-10:30am 101 Grove 4th Floor
Wed. 2/8/17 10:30am-11:15am 720 Sacramento Child Development Center
Wed. 2/8/17 11am-11:45am 555 Polk Community Justice Court
Wed. 2/8/17 11:45am-12:30pm 798 Brannan St FAP (RN)
Wed. 2/8/17 12:30p-2:30p 1390 Market Fox Plaza
Wed. 2/8/17 1:15pm-2:15pm 887 Potrero Ave Rehab/Facility SFGH
Wed. 2/8/17 2:45p-3:15p 2789 25th St. Compliance SFGH
Wed. 2/8/17 3pm-4pm 759 S. Van Ness
Thurs. 2/9/17 9am-9:30am 3905 Mission St. SEMHS
Thurs. 2/9/17 9am-9:45am 3801 3rd St. Crisis Response Service Foster Care/MH
Thurs. 2/9/17 10am-10:30am 1360 Mission STD Prevention & Control
Thurs. 2/9/17 10:15am-10:45am 1728 Bancroft Ave. (off 3rd St.) Youth Center Clinic
Thurs. 2/9/17 11am-11:30am 2176 Mission Star Hotel
Thurs. 2/9/17 11:30am-12pm 1305- Evans Ave. Children’s System of Care
Thurs. 2/9/17 12pm-12:30pm 1235 Mission GA-SSI (HSA)
Thurs. 2/9/17 1pm-2pm 1171 Mission St. Respite & Sobering
 
(H.S.A.)
Human Service Agency
Wed. 2/1/17 1PM – 5PM 170 Otis St. – 1st Fl, Lobby
Thurs. 2/2/17 10AM – 3PM 1650 Mission St. – 2nd Fl, Lobby
Tues. 2/7/17 11AM – 2PM 1880 Oakdale St. – 2nd Fl, Lobby
Wed. 2/8/17 11AM – 2PM 160 So. Van Ness Ave. – Front Conf. Rm
Thurs. 2/9/17 10AM – 2PM 3120 Mission St. – Outside Lunch Room
Tues. 2/14/17 11AM – 2PM 1440 Harrison St. 2nd Fl, Break Room
Wed. 2/15/17 11AM – 2PM 1235 Mission St. – Bob Becker Conf. Rm
 
(HOJ)
Hall of Justice
Wed. 2/1/17 11:30AM – 4:15PM 850 Bryant St – Lobby opposite the ATM
Wed. 2/8/17 11:30AM – 2PM 850 Bryant St – Lobby opposite the ATM
Sun. 2/12/17 11:30AM – 1AM 850 Bryant St – Lobby opposite the ATM
Mon. 2/13/17 12PM – 3:15PM 1245 3rd St – Police HQ, Community Room
Tues. 2/14/17 12PM – 1:30PM 25 Van Ness – OCC Basement Room 70
Wed. 2/15/17 11:30AM – 2PM 555 7th St – Public Defender’s Office
 
(LHH)
Laguna Honda Hospital
Thurs. 2/2/17 6:30AM – 9:30AM 1st Floor – Outside Cafeteria
Thurs. 2/2/17 11AM – 4:30PM 1st Floor – Outside Cafeteria
Mon. 2/6/17 6:30AM – 9:30AM 1st Floor – Outside Cafeteria
Mon. 2/6/17 11AM – 4:30PM 1st Floor – Outside Cafeteria
Wed. 2/8/17 6:30AM – 9:30AM 1st Floor – Outside Cafeteria
Wed. 2/8/17 11AM – 4:30PM 1st Floor – Outside Cafeteria
Fri. 2/10/17 6:30AM – 9:30AM 1st Floor – Outside Cafeteria
Fri. 2/10/17 11AM – 4:30PM 1st Floor – Outside Cafeteria
 
Library, GUILD & LEUC Thurs. 2/2/17 10:30AM – 12:30PM 300 Barlett St – Mission Branch
Thurs. 2/2/17 1PM – 3PM 2825 Diamond St – Glen Park Branch
Fri. 2/3/17 11AM – 2PM 100 Larkin St – Main Library, Larkin Steps
Tues. 2/7/17 11:30AM – 1:30PM 190 9th St – Room 211
Fri. 2/10/17 11AM – 2PM 100 Larkin St – Main Library, Larkin Steps
Tues. 2/14/17 5PM – 8PM 100 Larkin St – Main Library, Larkin Steps
 
PUC – Moccasin Wed. 2/15/17 7AM – 3:30PM Moccasin
 
MTA Misc & Service Critical Mon 2/6/17 6AM -7AM Cable Car Barn/Yard, Lunch Room 2nd Fl, Maintenance
Mon 2/6/17 1PM – 3PM 2323 Cesar Chavez – DPH PCO Unit Trailer
Tue 2/7/17 6AM – 5PM 505 7th St. – Conference Room
Wed 2/8/17 9AM – 5PM Van Ness Station – Station Agent Break Room)
Thurs. 2/9/17 5:30AM – 12PM Woods Division – Lobby
Mon. 2/13/17 5AM – 7AM Presidio Barn/Yard – Employee Lunch Room, Maintenance
Mon. 2/13/17 9AM – 3PM 1 So. Van Ness – Revenue Break Room in Basement
Tues. 2/14/17 9AM – 11AM Green Barn/Yard, Conf. Rm #214, 2nd Fl
Tues. 2/14/17 11AM – 1PM Flynn Barn/Yard, Employee Lunch Room, Maintenance
Tues. 2/14/17 2PM – 4PM Green Barn/Yard, Conf. Rm #214, 2nd Fl
 
Museum Civil Service Thurs. 2/2/17 7AM – 10AM Asian Art Museum
Thurs. 2/2/17 4PM – 6PM Asian Art Museum
Fri. 2/3/17 7AM – 10AM De Young Museum
Fri. 2/3/17 4PM – 6PM De Young Museum
Thurs. 2/9/17 7AM – 10AM Legion of Honor
Thurs. 2/9/17 4PM – 6PM Legion of Honor
 
(PUC)
Public Utilities Commission
Wed. 2/1/17 11AM – 2PM 1000 El Camino Real – Millbrae
Thurs. 2/2/17 10AM – 2PM 525 Golden Gate Ave.
Tues 2/14/17 11AM – 2PM 750 Phelps. St. – Conf. Rm
 
(SFGH)
San Francisco General Hopsital
Fri. 2/3/17 6:30AM – 3PM Bldg. 25 – Main Lobby
Mon. 2/6/17 6:30AM – 3PM Bldg. 25 – Main Lobby
Tues. 2/7/17 7AM – 9AM Bldg. 25 – Main Lobby
Tues. 2/7/17 11AM – 3PM Café
Tues. 2/7/17 6PM – 7PM Café
Wed. 2/8/17 7:30AM – 3PM Behavioral Health Center
Thurs. 2/9/17 7AM – 9AM Café
Thurs. 2/9/17 11AM – 3PM 26A
Thurs. 2/9/17 4PM – 5:30PM Bldg. 25 – Main Lobby
Thurs. 2/9/17 6PM – 7PM Café
 
SFO Wed. 2/1/17 12PM – 12:30PM 670 West Field Rd – Museum
Tues. 2/7/17 12PM – 1PM 575 N. McDonnell Rd. – 3rd Conf. Rm. 3-309P
Tues. 2/7/17 2PM – 3:30PM SFO Terminal 3 – Peet’s Coffee – Mezzanine
Tues. 2/7/17 10PM – 11:30PM SFO Terminal 3 – Peet’s Coffee – Mezzanine
Wed. 2/8/17 1PM – 3PM 1057 N. Access Rd – ASO
Wed. 2/8/17 9PM – 11PM 1057 N. Access Rd – ASO
Thurs 2/9/17 11:45AM – 12:15PM 837 Malcolm Rd – Burlingame Reprographics
Thurs 2/9/17 12:30PM – 1PM 797 North Access Rd. – GTU
Thurs 2/9/17 2PM – 3:30PM SFO Terminal 3 – Peet’s Coffee – Mezzanine
Thurs 2/9/17 10PM – 11:30PM SFO Terminal 3 – Peet’s Coffee – Mezzanine
Mon. 2/13/17 10AM – 6PM SFO Terminal 3 – Peet’s Coffee – Mezzanine
 
Sherriff Dept. Wed. 2/1/17 11:30AM – 4:15PM 850 Bryant St. – Lobby
Thurs. 2/2/17 11AM – 3PM Sun Bruno Jail Training Facility – Break Room
Mon. 2/6/17 11AM – 2PM City Hall – Assessor/Recorder’s Office
Mon. 2/6/17 4PM – 7PM SFGH Café
Tues. 2/7/17 7AM – 8AM 850 Bryant St. – Lobby
Wed. 2/8/17 7:30AM – 3PM SFGH Behavioral Health Center
Thurs. 2/9/17 1:30PM – 3PM SFGH Room 26A
Thurs. 2/9/17 4PM – 5:30PM SFGH Bldg. 25 – Main Lobby
Fri. 2/10/17 1:30 – 5PM Laguna Honda – 1st Floor, Outside Cafeteria
Mon. 2/13/17 7AM – 8AM Laguna Honda – 1st Floor, Outside Cafeteria
 
SF Fire Dept. Fri. 2/3/17 11AM – 1PM 1415 Evan St. – Station 49 Store Room
 
Port of SF Wed. 2/1/17 12PM – 1PM Pier 1
Thurs. 2/2/17 10AM – 11AM Pier 40 – South Beach Harbor
 
(DPW)
Dept of Public Works
Mon. 2/6/17 12PM – 2PM 30 Van Ness – 4th Fl, Lunch Room
Tues. 2/7/17 7AM – 9AM 2323 Cesar Chavez BBR – Conference Rm.
Wed. 2/8/17 12PM – 1:30PM 2323 Cesar Chavez BBR – Conference Rm.
 
Rec & Parks Wed. 2/1/17 3PM – 4:30PM 500 Felton – Palega Rec Center
Thurs. 2/2/17 12PM – 1:30PM St. Mary’s Rec Center
Fri. 2/3/17 9AM – 10AM Park Ranger HQ
Fri. 2/3/17 11AM – 12PM 1199 9th Ave – County Fair Bldg
Tues 2/7/17 12PM – 2PM 1700 Visitacion Ave – Hertz Playground
Wed. 2/8/17 3:30PM – 4:30PM 650 Capitol – Minnie and Lovie Ward Rec Center
Thurs. 2/9/17 11AM – 12:30PM 2699 19th Ave – Sava Pool
Thurs. 2/9/17 2PM – 3PM 2450 Harrison St – Mission Rec Center
Fri. 2/10/17 11AM – 12PM 1395 Mendell St – Joseph Lee Rec Center
Fri. 2/10/17 3PM – 5PM 1900 Geary Blvd. – Hamilton Rec Center
 
YGC – Classified Wed. 2/1/17 9AM – 10AM 375 Woodside Ave.
Wed. 2/1/17 3:30PM – 5PM 375 Woodside Ave.
 
YGC – Counselors Wed. 2/1/17 6:30AM – 9AM 375 Woodside Ave. – Next to Kiosk
Wed. 2/1/17 2:30PM – 3:30PM 375 Woodside Ave. – Next to Kiosk
 

 

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SFMTA Critical Services Tentative Agreement Summary

Extension of SF MTA Service Critical Contract

With strong support from members to explore a contract extension, the SEIU 1021 MTA Service Critical Bargaining Team engaged in discussions with management to negotiate the details of the contract extension. A majority of the Bargaining Team voted to accept the tentative agreement reached with the City on January 18th. The contract extension is subject to your vote and member ratification.

According to the members’ feedback, protecting healthcare was a top priority. In the next week, SEIU 1021 members will have an opportunity to review the tentative agreement to vote and extend the contract to June 30, 2019.

Contract Extension Summary (TA)

A contract extension means that the current terms of the contract we secured in the last bargaining cycle will be in full effect, with additions of the following:

Extension Term

Effective July 1, 2017. Expires June 30, 2019.

Wage Increases

YEAR 1 – Effective July 1, 2017: 3% base wage increase

YEAR 2- Effective July 1st, 2018 3% base Wage Increase, except if there is projected deficit of

$200 Million, then the 3% base wage increase will be effective January 1st, 2019 (6 months later).

Rounding: Base wage calculations for raises will be rounded to the nearest whole dollar, bi-weekly salary as opposed to rounding to nearest salary schedule.

Citywide Labor Management Committee

To address outstanding issues that are of criti- cal importance to workers and our community, we pushed management to establish a citywide Labor Management Committee (LMC) that re- solves issues through consensus. If no consensus is reached we can request a mediator. If the city refuses to implement the mediator’s recommen- dation, we can appeal to the head of MTA.

The citywide Labor Management Committee does not replace existing committees.

Healthcare

There will be no changes to your healthcare for two years while the contract is extended. By extending the contract we would be protecting the healthcare for thousands of our members and their dependents. SEIU 1021 members have the best healthcare plans among city workers: 100%-employer-paid healthcare for healthcare for “employee +1”—rates that no other City unions enjoy.

Ratification voting will begin next week. Dates and locations will be announced on bulletin boards and at sffight.org

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Where have our raises gone?

WHERE HAVE OUR  RAISES GONE?

Come Ask the Insurance Industry!

California family health insurance premiums have increased by more than 200% since 2002 – more than five times the state’s overall cost of living inflation rate. As a result, most of what we win in bargaining goes to health insurance, leaving our wages stagnant.

 

Why is health insurance so expensive?

Why do rates increase virtually every year?

What do our premiums pay for?

In 2015, Local 1021 worked with other unions to win SB 546, a law that requires insurance companies to be transparent about how they set their rates.

 

The law also requires an annual public meeting where the health insurance industry and elected officials hear from us about how out-of-control healthcare costs affect us and our families.

 

Did you know that San Francisco is projecting 7% increases in health insurance costs each year over the next five years? But Kaiser and Blue Shield – two of San Francisco’s insurance plans – are projecting average increases of only 4.4% and 5.5%, respectively, in CA in 2017.

 

Further, between 2011 and 2015, Kaiser and Blue Shield had average annual premium increases of just

3.9% and 1.6%, respectively. We need to know what’s behind the 7% increase!

 

We shouldn’t have to decide between decent wage increases and affordable health benefits!

 

Now’s the time to fight back and stop the insurance industry rip-off!

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Citywide Extension TA

MISC 2017 TA

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SFMTA Service Critical Actual Tentative Agreement

MTA Service Critical TA

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Health Insurance Public Hearing Action on Feb. 1

Health Insurance Public Hearing Action on Feb. 1

 

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SFMTA Service Critical Contract Summary

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Citywide Contract Extension Summary

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Tentative Agreement Reached to Extend San Francisco Citywide Contract

Before formal negotiations had begun, the city approached the elected bargaining team with the possibility of extending the current contract. Before engaging in talks with the City, the RN, MTA Service Critical and Miscellaneous Bargaining Teams went back to worksites to talk to members and get their opinion on the possibility of extending the contract.

With strong support from members to explore a contract extension, the SF Citywide Bargaining Team engaged in discussions with management to negotiate the details of the contract extension. The tentative agreement between SEIU 1021 and the city was reached on January 18th.

In the next week, SEIU 1021 members will have an opportunity to review the tentative agreement to vote and extend the contract to June 30, 2019.

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Notice of SEIU 1021 SF Housing Authority Bargaining Team Election

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The current contract between SEIU 1021 and the SF Housing Authority expires on June 30, 2017.

We are bracing for a fight for fair wages, better working conditions, and quality public services. Our first step is to complete Bargaining Team elections by January 5, 2017 so we have ample time for member surveys, training, research, writing proposals and negotiations.

Take the first step and be part of the Bargaining Team.

Download a PDF copy of this notice and the nomination form

Notice of Election and Nominations: DEC. 7 – DEC. 21
Posting of Eligible Candidates and Campaigning: DEC. 22 – DEC. 29
Eligible candidates’ names will be posted on www.sffight.org. The exact date, time & location of voting will also be posted on Union bulletin boards at your work site.
Voting & Vote Count at Membership Meeting: JAN. 5
Votes will be cast and ballots will be counted on Jan. 5 at the SF Union Office, 350 Rhode Island Avenue #100. The results of the elected Bargaining Team members and alternates will be announced.

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San Francisco Retirement Restoration Pay (RRP)

San Francisco Retirement Restoration Pay

This webpage was set up to provide information about 114 San Francisco City & County retirees who the Union believes were eligible for, but did not receive a portion of their monthly pension: up to 4.62%. When SEIU 1021 agreed in our 2010 contract bargaining to take a 4.62% cut in pay for 2 years — July 2010 thru June 2012, the City agreed to set up a process so that anyone who retired and would have their pension reduced because of that cut in pay could get back the 4.62% and thus not suffer a cut in their pension.

Please read the letter and Question & Answer sheet below to understand what should have happened, and what we have set up with the City to fix it for those who did not receive the Retirement Restoration Pay at the time of retirement.  We have provided the letter and Q&A in English, Spanish and Chinese.

Retiree Restoration Pay Letter – Chinese

Retiree Restoration Pay Letter – English

Retiree Restoration Pay Letter – Spanish

 

 

 

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Hello. 9-1-1. Please hold.

911 ActionCould anything be more disturbing and incongruous than calling emergency and be told to wait?  Seconds matter in the kind of life-and-death situations 911 dispatchers face all day every day. But chronic understaffing at San Francisco’s Emergency Communications makes this an all too common occurrence, jeopardizing the safety of the city’s residents and visitors.

“We are mandated to respond within 10 seconds, but when we can’t, it’s scary,” said Burt Wilson, president of the dispatchers’ union chapter. San Francisco has a $9 billion budget and should be able to provide basic public safety services, but for the last three years the city has not properly funded 911 services.
Currently the Emergency Communications Dept. has 118 dispatchers when full staffing requires 180. So existing staff is mandated to put in 100-150 hours of overtime every 24 hours.  All that overtime, routinely working 12, 14 and even 16-hour shifts on an already face-paced and stressful job, is burning out dispatchers.  And the extreme fatigue those kind of hours produce can lead to dangerous errors when split second decisions need to be made.  The city just hired 15 new dispatchers, but it takes nine months to a year to train them.
 
“People are leaving faster than we can replace them. We’ve lost 30 people in the last two years,” said Cathy Osorio, a dispatcher and union chief steward.  “At this rate we will never catch up to where we need to be.  We are devoted to our jobs and understand how essential our work is to the community, but this is not a sustainable model.”
As the Board of Supervisors is deciding the city’s budget for the next year, the 911 dispatchers and their union, SEIU 1021, are held an emergency rally, Thursday, May 12 to draw attention to this vital public safety issue.
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Nurses and Healthcare Professionals Alert Public of Chronic Understaffing and Title 22 Staffing Ratio Violations in SFDPH

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Informational Picket Educates Public on Problem of Understaffing at San Francisco General Hospital and San Francisco Department of Public Health

Could Potentially Compromise Delivery of Care and Patient Safety as Health Research Demonstrates Nurse Understaffing Leads to Worse Patient Outcomes

Registered nurses, Nursing Assistants, Radiology Techs, and other healthcare workers gathered outside General Hospital on Thursday, February 25 to ring the alarm bell for the public about chronic understaffing and Title 22 violations occurring across SF Department of Public facilities.

Although San Francisco is on the verge of opening a new hospital building, the healthcare workers will report on the ongoing and unaddressed issue of understaffing.

For example, when nurses are on their legally-mandated breaks, they utilize a buddy system which puts them and the hospital out of compliance with Title 22 Staffing Ratio Laws. During break time, this buddy system could potentially place 1 nurse responsible for up to 10 patients, depending on the unit they work on.

Another example of short staffing occurs in the radiology department. San Francisco General is a Level 1 trauma center that relies heavily on the radiology department to perform imaging in a timely manner. Understaffing in this department could lead to a delay in care, and every minute counts for trauma patients.

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San Francisco Nonprofit Workers Win 5% Raise Over 2 Years

SF nonprofit workers came to City Hall on April 22 to tell the Board of Supervisors why we need a long-term solution to the chronic funding shortfalls to nonprofits--and a meaningful increase in the interim.

SF nonprofit workers came to City Hall on April 22 to tell the Board of Supervisors why we need a long-term solution to the chronic funding shortfalls to nonprofits–and a meaningful increase in the interim.

The past several years have been challenging for San Francisco nonprofits, to say the least.

The fight to restore funding lost during the Great Recession has been bitter each year, culminating in nominal increases and–in last year’s case–broken promises from the Board of Supervisors to provide supplemental funding in the case of a budget surplus.

Each year, the mayor has shortchanged nonprofits in his budget, leaving us to fight for crumbs during the “add-back process,” by which the Supervisors allocate additional funding with whatever is left after their changes to the mayor’s proposed budget.

This process has not served nonprofits—or their workers—well. We got 2% in 2012 after years of flat funding, but only 1.5% per year for the following two years.

This year, we requested a meaningful cost-of-living increase over two years to make sure we can start catching up with the skyrocketing cost of living while we work together with the Controller, nonprofit employers and the Board of Supervisors to identify in the newly formed working group we advocated for in April to identify a long-term solution to the chronic nonprofit funding woes.

With the City coffers in better shape than they have been in a long time, and pressure early on from nonprofit workers, City Hall was not eager for another fight from us and allocated an additional 2.5% (about $12.5 million) in funding to nonprofits per year for the next two years.

The Board of Supervisors and the Controller intend for that increase to be passed through to the nonprofit workers. We will now work to make sure that happens and that nonprofit workers get the raises they so desperately need and richly deserve!

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Labor Advocates Cheer Progress of Bay Area’s Minimum Wage Campaigns

San Francisco Starts Path to $15 May 1, Votes Upcoming in Emeryville (May 5) and Berkeley (June) 

San Francisco–More than 142,000 workers are expected to eventually earn a raise as San Francisco’s minimum wage starts rising towards $15, with the first increase to $12.25 occurring on May 1. Joining San Francisco on the path to $15 are the cities of Emeryville and Berkeley, which will hold votes on May 5, and sometime in June, respectively, as their cities look to raise their own minimum wages.

This momentum comes on the heels of Oakland implementing what is currently the highest wage in the nation, at $12.25, and after national protests on behalf of fast-food workers and other low-wage workers, including in the Bay Area on April 15 when thousands of local workers protested in the streets to demand economic justice.

“The fast-food workers have been an incredible inspiration in the fight for $15,” said Alysabeth Alexander, SEIU 1021’s Vice President of Politics. “They have sparked a mass movement on behalf of all the low-wage workers in our society. This economy is not working for everyday workers. We need to fight for $15, raise the minimum wage, and treat workers with the dignity and respect they deserve.”

“We are winning the Bay Area’s fight for $15. The Bay Area is moving to develop the first regional standard in the county for wages and working conditions,” said Gary Jimenez, SEIU 1021’s Vice President for the East Bay. “San Francisco and Oakland have set the standard, now it’s time to expand to Berkeley, Richmond, Emeryville, and beyond.”

San Francisco and Oakland voters overwhelming approved raises in the Minimum Wage last November. Proposition J in San Francisco won with 78% and Measure FF in Oakland won with 82%. The two initiatives were each originally filed by a coalition of SEIU 1021, community-based organizations, and fellow labor unions.

The Bay Area initiatives will benefit 190,000 workers, and add nearly $500 million in consumer spending power to the local economy, according to research by the UC Berkeley Center on

Labor and Employment Research. Prop J raises San Francisco’s Minimum Wage to $15 in 2018, and Measure FF raises Oakland’s Minimum Wage to $12.25 in 2015, each indexed to inflations. More than half of workers of color will get a raise.

Emeryville’s proposal will be considered on first reading by the City Council, and calls for a minimum wage of nearly $16 by 2019, with workers at major employers like big-box retail stores earning an immediate jump to $14.42. The proposal also guarantees paid sick days for workers, protects tips, and ensures wage increases alongside inflation. Berkeley’s Labor Commission in June will bring the City Council a proposal to raise its minimum wage to $15.99 by 2017, with community allies proposing a 2016 ballot initiative if that is unsuccessful.

SEIU 1021 will continue working with community groups in the dozens of other Bay Area cities considering raising their wage.

The proponent of Measure FF is Lift Up Oakland (www.LiftUpOakland.org) and the proponent of Proposition J is the Campaign for a Fair Economy (www.RaiseUpSF.org). Lift Up The East Bay is sponsoring Emeryville’s proposal, while Berkeley’s is sponsored by a coalition of labor and community activists.

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: SEIU 1021 CONVENTION 2015

SEIU 1021 CONVENTION 2015

Oakland Airport Hilton, September 26-27

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For the latest updates, go to: www.1021convention.org

The convention will be a transformative event, where members will gain greater clarity, energy, motivation and direction to step more fully into their power, with grace, vision, courage and knowledge. This is an opportunity for chapter building, engaging and developing potential leaders, hence making it a priority for staff and elected officers.

Q: What are the qualifications to be a delegate?

A: To be eligible, a member would have to had paid dues for any 4 months in 2014 as well as either January or February, 2015.


Q: Can fee payers participate in the nomination and/or delegate election process?

A: Yes, once they sign a membership form, then they can nominate and vote.

 

 Q: How many delegates can each Chapter elect?

A: Every Chapter gets 2 delegates automatically. After 300 members, each chapter will have 2 additional delegates. For every additional 150 members, a chapter will have 2 additional delegates.

 

Q: What is the period of time for completing elections?

A: April 20-July 20, 2015

 

Q: What is an “uncontested ballot”? (Previously referred to as “white ballot”)

A: When there are more or an equal number of delegate slots as candidates, that is referred to as a uncontested ballot and the chapter does not need to hold a full election.

 

Q: How are alternate delegates selected?

A: In case a delegate can’t participate due to scheduling, illness, etc. Chapters should select alternates even if the delegate election for that Chapter is uncontested or the Chapter does not elect the full number of delegates which it is entitled to.

Here are the rules for selecting alternates: All Chapters are encouraged to select at least two (2) alternates. Alternates need to be ranked by votes received (e.g. the highest vote total becomes Alternate #1, second highest voted becomes Alternate #2, etc.)

In Chapters with “uncontested ballots” (where there are more or an equal number of delegate slots as there are candidates, thus making an election unnecessary), Chapters are still encouraged to select up to two (2) alternates and designate these as Alternate #1 & #2.

Convention Delegates, who become ineligible or unable to attend, shall notify the 1021 Convention Election Committee in writing no later than 8/20/15. An Alternate or Alternates will then be credentialed and seated. Delegates who notify the 1021 Convention Election Committee after 8/20/15 will not be replaced by an alternate.

Q: Which chapters may select honorary delegates? How will honorary delegates be selected?

A:Workers who have recently organized with Local 1021, but who have not ratified their first collective bargaining agreement may select honorary delegates.  The process for selecting honorary delegates will be as follows:  two (2) honorary delegates will be elected at upcoming membership meetings.

 

If you are a Delegate:

Q: How will delegates register for the convention?

A:  Once the delegate certification form is turned in, the delegate will be sent a welcome letter by e-mail and mail which gives them directions on how to register.  (That is why it is critical that their contact information is on certification form).

 

Q: Do we pay lost time for delegates attending the Convention?

A: Yes, follow the local’s lost time policy. Anyone working from 12:01am on Saturday through 11:59pm on Sunday will receive lost time.

For example: If a delegate works anytime on Saturday or Sunday they may request lost time. So for instance if a member has a shift that starts 11pm on Friday September 25th but goes to 7am Saturday the 26th they may request the time off for their Friday shift and they would receive lost time per the guidelines specified in the policy.

 

Q: What are the rules around Friday night hotel stays for delegates?

A: Delegateswho travel 75 miles or more (one way) are qualified for Friday night lodging. All Delegates are entitled to Saturday night lodging (there is no required miles to qualify).

 

Q: What are the rules around the hotel stay on Saturday evening?

A: All delegates are encouraged to stay at the hotel regardless of how close they live to the venue. The local will pay the cost for double occupancy. Depending on room availability, they may request a single room but would need to pay the additional costs.

 

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