City of Oakland

Strike Authorization Vote Times and Locations

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Enough is enough. Vote to take a stand. Vote to authorize a strike.

Vote at any location. Voting is open to SEIU 1021 members only.

Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday
October 23, 24, & 25

SEIU 1021 Union Hall
100 Oak St., 3rd Floor
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, October 23

250 Frank Ogawa Plaza
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Bushrod Recreation
560 59th St.
noon – 4 p.m.

7101 Edgewater Drive
Ready Room
6 a.m. – 9 a.m.
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

PAB Police
455 7th St.
6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, October 24

Main Library
125 14th St.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Rockridge Library
5366 College Ave.
11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

César Chávez Library
3301 E. 12th St. #271
11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

5050 Coliseum Way
Heavy Equipment
Shop Ready Room
6 a.m. – 9 a.m.
2 p.m – 5:30 p.m.

Eastmont Police
2651 73rd Ave.
6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
3 p.m – 5 p.m.

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Oakland Workers Rally for Fair Treatment and Restored Services


Oakland is growing fast, and its problems are growing even faster. A lack of affordable housing is pushing working families out of the city and fueling a homelessness crisis. A broken, complaint-based system for fighting illegal dumping has resulted in streets filled with garbage. Meanwhile, Mayor Libby Schaaf and City Council have failed to offer any solutions, refusing to address chronic understaffing and continuing to exploit temporary, part-time workers, relying on them to solve the city’s fulltime problems.

On Wednesday, August 16, City of Oakland workers rallied at City Hall, calling on Mayor Libby Schaaf and City Council to restore public services to Oakland and offer City workers a fair contract. Hundreds of workers showed up to sign an open letter to City leaders and hear speakers from community organizations in support of working people.


“We deserve city leaders who care about services, and the workers who provide those services,” said Oakland Chapter President Felipe Cuevas. To stand with the residents and workers of Oakland, click here to read and sign the open letter and send it to the mayor.

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City of Oakland Workers Speak Out for Community Services

City of Oakland workers are currently in contract negotiations and are fighting to restore public services to residents. Several Oakland departments are understaffed and are struggling to meet public needs, as pointed out by Ivan Satterfield of Oakland Public Works–Keep Oakland Clean and Beautiful in a recently published letter to the editor.

Local 1021 member Ivan Satterfield, City of Oakland worker in Public Works, for Keep Oakland Clean and Beautiful.

Ivan Satterfield, City of Oakland, Public Works, Keep Oakland Clean and Beautiful

“Before the recession, KOCB got about 13,000 work orders a year. In 2016, we received more than 30,000 — and we have about half as many workers now as we did then,” wrote Ivan.

Alice Lynne McCain of Oakland Public Libraries wrote, “Oakland is booming. The need for city services has never been higher. But the city’s staffing levels are stuck at recession-era levels, and we have as many part-time, temporary workers as full-time workers.”

Local 1021 member Alice Lynne McCain, Oakland Public Libraries.

Alice Lynne McCain, Oakland Public Libraries

Oakland workers are taking a stand against the City’s failure to prioritize services to the public, and they’re informing residents of what they can do to urge City leaders to do the right thing. SEIU 1021 members are precinct walking tomorrow to let community members know how the decisions made at City Hall are impacting the lives of not only Oakland workers but residents too.

Read SEIU 1021 members’ letters to the editor on

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City of Oakland Chapter Members Out in Force!


1021 members showed City Council what a packed house looks like on Tuesday, demanding the City’s bargaining team be given more authority to negotiate, and calling for increased services, solutions to the housing crisis, and a fair contract.

This followed last weekend’s precinct walk, where we hung thousands of fliers telling City Council to invest in City services and City workers.

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City of Oakland 2017 Bargaining Updates and Fliers (Newest Always on Top)

Strike School Info

Bargaining Update October 17

Bargaining Update October 12

Strike Vote Locations and Times

Bargaining Update September 27

September 19, 4 p.m., tell City Council “Enough is enough.”
En Español

Bargaining Update September 12

Bargaining Update August 31

Bargaining Update August 21
1021 City of Oakland Fact Sheet

Bargaining Update August 14

Bargaining Update August 7

Lunch Rally at City Hall August 16

Bargaining Update July 31

Bargaining Update July 25

City Council Action Update July 20

Bargaining Update July 17

Bargaining Update July 7

Bargaining Update June 9

Bargaining Update May 18

Bargaining Update May 9
Oakland Budget Editorial May 9

Bargaining Update April 29

Bargaining Update April 19

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SEIU Local 1021: On the Front Lines Against Homelessness, Not the Homeless

City of Oakland Chapter President Felipe Cuevas Addresses the Media About Oakland's Homelessness Crisis

City of Oakland Chapter President Felipe Cuevas Addresses the Media About Oakland’s Homelessness Crisis

Driven by skyrocketing housing costs and cuts to public services, Oakland’s housing and homelessness crisis continues to worsen. City of Oakland SEIU Local 1021 members have been told to clean up homeless encampments, where they’ve encountered unsafe working conditions. These conditions include hypodermic needles and human waste and even threats of violence.

SEIU Local 1021 members are working with the City of Oakland to develop procedures that ensure the safety and dignity of workers and occupants of the encampments. This includes ensuring that Oakland has a long-term plan to address homelessness, the necessary funding to enforce renters’ protections promised by the passage of Measure JJ, and access to community services for the homeless.

Watch City of Oakland Chapter President Felipe Cuevas discuss the dangerous jobs confronting city workers in an interview with KPIX 5’s Evening News on the KPIX website.

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Election and Nomination Information for the City of Oakland Bargaining Team

Nominate yourself or someone you know to the City of Oakland Chapter Bargaining Team. All nominees must be a member in good standing and submit the nomination petition by no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 17, 2017. The petition must be hand delivered to Local 1021’s 100 Oak Street in Oakland or sent by mail to SEIU 1021, City of Oakland Chapter Election, 100 Oak Street, Oakland, CA, 94607.

Download a copy of the nomination petition


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City of Oakland SEIU 1021 Members and East Oakland Residents Take on Toxic Trash

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Illegal dumping in Oakland’s flatland communities has become a massive public health crisis, with hazardous, toxic waste filling up the parks and streets. Residents of East Oakland have had enough with the overall lack of investment in flatland neighborhoods that have contributed to ongoing violence, lack of jobs and crumbling infrastructure. On Thursday, September 1st, residents organizing with the community group, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) and SEIU 1021 City of Oakland Public Works members took action: they collected trash throughout East Oakland and delivered them to the steps of City Hall.

Residents are calling on the City to redirect resources to hire community members in Public Works to address the illegal dumping crisis. Oakland’s Public Works Department is at half the staffing levels it was prior to the 2008 financial crisis.

“What makes us safer is not necessarily more police – what makes us safe is having good job opportunities in the community and living in a place your neighbors can all take pride in” said Lizzie Holloway. “Our children are forced to walk through hazardous waste to get to school and wade through toxic trash on our playgrounds. The city needs to address this crisis now.”

“Since 2008 all litter enforcement has been cut and there’s a severe shortage in maintenance workers. Nearly everything except essential services to prevent our sewers from flooding has been cut – our city is in shambles and our workers are overstretched. We need the City’s leaders to stop ignoring the problem and invest in our communities now ” said Felipe Cuevas, President of SEIU Local 1021’s City of Oakland Chapter. East Oakland Residents of ACCE and Oakland Public Works workers are partnering now to address these concerns to the city.

In the media: KTVU

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City of Oakland Chapter: 2016 Officer Election Recount Vote Totals


Felipe Cuevas 269
Tim Glasper 187

1st Vice President
Belinda Calvin 185
Jeffery Haymon 249

2nd Vice President
Al Marshall 172
Michael Pandolfo 277

Alice McCain 266
Amaka Watson 164

Preston Pinkney 254
Sheila Stoglin 176

Chief Steward
Dwight McElroy 275
Kent McNab 167

COPE Coordinator/Delegate
Jamaica Moon 145
Ivan Satterfield 286

Download the PDF of the results

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Ballot Recount for City of Oakland Chapter Elections

The Election Committee for the City of Oakland Chapter ordered a re-count of the ballots for the Chapter Officer election on May 25, 2016.

The recount will be held on June 2nd at 100 Oak Street in Oakland at 6 pm. The recount will be held in the Willie Gholar Room.

Download a PDF copy of the flyer

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