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Help make the holidays bright for kids in need
SEIU 1021's annual toy drive is underway!

November 29, 2021: As you know, needy families in our community already go without basic essentials for their loved ones, especially during the holidays. SEIU 1021’s annual toy drive is back, and we are asking for your help to put smiles on these families’ faces.

Our goal is to collect new toys and/or gift cards to children ages infant to 12 years old. With your generous support, we will be able to help many of these families to have a joyous holiday.

Please let us know if you are able make toy donations or help gather gifts.

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Across Northern California, SEIU 1021 members pass out turkey dinners to working families

Every year, SEIU 1021 members volunteer their time in the holiday spirit of giving thanks and giving back to working families. This year was no different, as members passed out turkey dinners at 11 union halls across Northern California to SEIU 1021 members who needed or wanted them. 

All around Northern California at various SEIU 1021 offices, member leaders and staff joyfully and tirelessly served Thanksgiving dinners to members via a car caravan dropoff system.

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Gig workers score victory with $5.3 million+ DoorDash settlement

November 29, 2021: App-based workers scored a significant material victory last week when San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu, San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) Director Patrick Mulligan, and San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin announced that the City secured an over $5.325 million settlement from DoorDash after an OLSE investigation into alleged violations of two San Francisco labor laws.

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As Strikesgiving rolls on, Stationary Engineers continue their fight for a fair contract at Kaiser

November 29, 2021: Stationary Engineers Local 39, which represents about 700 structural and biomedical engineers at Kaiser facilities throughout Northern California, went on strike at midnight on Friday, September 17. The work of Local 39 members is essential to keeping our hospitals running. They repair and maintain critical medical equipment, as well as the hospital itself, including all the electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, and heating and air-conditioning systems across the medical centers.

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SEIU 1021 HUSD chapter members rallied to keep Hayward schools open Wed. 11/17

Hayward Unified School District Staff, Educators, and Families Rally to Save Schools from Closure
Following a massive march, rally, and hours of public comment, the Board of Education voted to close only 2 of the 4 schools on the list.

November 22, 2021: The announcement last month that Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) management plans to address a budget shortfall by closing as many as eight schools came as a shock to HUSD staff, educators, students, and families — hundreds came out to last Thursday’s mobilization to urge the HUSD Board of Education to put the plan on hold until more has been done to look into creative ways to improve schools, use new funding for pre-K/TK and community schools to boost enrollment, gather and consider community input, and make a concrete plan to mitigate t

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SEIU Local 1021 President Joseph Bryant’s Statement on the Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse

November 19, 2021: Oakland, California — Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021 President Joseph Bryant issued the following statement after jurors acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of the murder of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber. Rittenhouse shot and killed Rosenbaum and Huber, who were protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by the Kenosha Police Department in Kenosha, Wisconsin:

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We Mourn the Tragic Death of Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

“Today I join our community in grieving a massive loss. Wilma Chan has passed away, taken from us far too soon. 

She spent her life in service to her community, as an Alameda County Supervisor and in the California State Assembly. She was a beacon for the Asian-American and Pacific Islander Community, as our state’s first Asian-American Assembly Majority Leader. She was a dedicated and tenacious advocate for healthcare, affordable housing, families, our elders, and our children.  

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Caring about CalPERS: An interview with SEIU Local 1021 Retirement Security Committee Chair Cynthia Landry

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) manages pension and health care benefits for slightly over two million California public employees, retirees, and their families. Nearly one-third of CalPERS members are retirees receiving a monthly allowance from the pension and health care benefits system.

Cynthia Landry, the chair of the SEIU Local 1021 Retirement Security Committee, speaks about the importance of CalPERS, particularly on the diversity of its governing Board of Administration, and supporting labor:

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Registration for the SEIU 1021 Virtual Convention for ALL members is now Closed!

Registration for All Members of 2021 Virtual Convention of SEIU 1021 ended on September 10.

The 2021 SEIU 1021 Convention is only weeks away, and we’ve been busy lining up dynamic speakers, engaging workshops, and an amazing program. Our convention platforms will focus on six key areas of our work: Economic Justice, Racial Justice, Climate Justice, Unions for All, Reclaiming Our Democracy, and Member Unity and Power. 

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San Francisco Newsletter: August 2021

Welcome to the August issue of our monthly newsletter for SEIU 1021 members in San Francisco. You can read our July issue here, or keep reading below to see recaps of the big fights our members have taken on in the last month.

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North Coast News – August 2021
Check out what SEIU 1021 members are working on from Marin to Del Norte County!

All over the North Coast region, members and chapter leaders have been taking our fights to the boss, advocating for better wages, safer working conditions, and increased benefit support from their employers.  

Keep reading to see what’s new up and down California’s North Coast this month for SEIU 1021 members.

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Say “NO” to the Recall! Volunteer today.
It's a Right-Wing Attack on Our Jobs and Our Communities

According to recent polling, if the election to recall Governor Gavin Newsom were held today, he would lose. Without a worker-friendly governor in office, our jobs would be in jeopardy, and our communities would be left with less of the support they need. 

Too many of our friends, co-workers, and family members aren’t taking this recall election seriously. You can help stand up for good, union jobs and services for our communities no matter where you live or work.