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SF Public Library workers rally to demand full-time jobs, security measures
As City’s drug and homelessness crises spill into public libraries, librarians fight to keep facilities safe for all

Over 100 San Francisco Public Library staff and other SF City and County workers rallied Tuesday, April 9, to demand that the SF Public Library take action to keep them and their patrons safe and more full-time jobs for the over half of all library employees currently part-time.


“Body found cold at SFGH”: RNs testify to management about the severity of staffing crisis
Dozens of SEIU 1021 SF RNs showed up to bargaining to plead for more staffing

Thursday, April 11, San Francisco Department of Public Health negotiators were met with a wave of impassioned testimonials from SEIU 1021 registered nurses from the city’s public hospitals and community clinics. Dozens of RNs filled the bargaining room, putting a face on the staffing crisis decimating patient care.


Planned Parenthood Northern California workers unionize with SEIU Local 1021
Workers stood united in the face of anti-union intimidation tactics, with a supermajority signing cards

On Friday, April 12, a federal mediator confirmed that 77% of Planned Parenthood Northern California (PPNorCal) workers signed union authorization cards to join SEIU Local 1021 and will be recognized as a union through voluntary recognition.

The mediator received 273 cards in support of forming a union, of which 245 were verified with signatures signed on or before January 22, for a 77% supermajority win.


Nurses rally for safe staffing at San Francisco’s public hospitals

Hospital workers from both SF General and Laguna Honda with SEIU1021 took to the front steps of the city’s only level 1 trauma center on Tuesday, April 4, to demand safer working conditions for all.

Nurses are often short staffed and find themselves traumatized while outnumbered. Some have to defend themselves from attacks by unruly patients while doing their best to provide care.

San Rafael city employees confronting city council over public staffing crisis

San Rafael city employees confront city council over public staffing crisis
San Rafael's public staffing crisis is putting children & families at risk

On Tuesday, April 2, SEIU 1021 members working for City of San Rafael – including childcare providers, street maintenance workers, librarians, and administrative staff – confronted San Rafael City Council over the public staffing crisis that is unnecessarily putting San Rafael’s children and families at risk.  


Save the date! SEIU 1021 2024 Convention is coming soon!

SEIU 1021 members, mark your calendars! Hold the date for our SEIU 1021 Convention, scheduled for September 28-29 in Sacramento.

Under this year’s empowering theme “Dream, Organize, Fight, Win!” this convention will be a rallying point for our union’s collective vision and determination.


Dream, Organize, Fight,

2024 Member Convention
It’s that time again! SEIU 1021 members are invited to attend our 2024 member convention. The two-day event will feature inspiring workshops, delegate discussions, visionary keynote speakers, fun, and networking. 

What: SEIU Local 1021 Member Convention

When: Saturday, September 28 & Sunday, September 29

Where: Sacramento, CA 

As we reflect on our wins and face new fights head-on, we must come together to create a plan to champion even better workplaces, tighter communities, and a more robust economy in Northern California. SEIU 1021 members must continue to be leaders in that fight. The convention is a time to strategize, energize, and organize for the future.



2024 SEIU 1021 Convention
It’s that time again!

It’s that time again! SEIU 1021 members are invited to attend our 2024 member convention. The two-day event will feature inspiring workshops, delegate discussions, visionary keynote speakers, fun, and networking. 

What: SEIU Local 1021 Member Convention 2024

When: Saturday, September 28 & Sunday, September 29

Where: Sacramento, CA 

San Joaquin shop steward Louis Azevedo giving out a turkey

Region E gives out more than 350 turkeys during unity event

Rain couldn’t keep Region E members from coming together for their end-of-the-year unity event on Thursday, December December 21st – members gathered at the SEIU 1021 Stockton office to give out more than 350 turkeys to their fellow members.

Although the sky was dark and rainy, spirits were high.


SEIU 1021 Executive Board Statement Calls for Ceasefire in Gaza

Monday, November 6, the SEIU 1021 Executive Board held an urgent meeting after hearing concerns from dozens of members across Northern California about the need for the union to join labor unions and organizations around the world about the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

Executive Board members discussed the situation at length and decided to issue the following statement as a first step.


San Francisco 2024 Citywide Campaign Kickoff – Jan. 17
Join us at City Hall at noon on Jan. 17 to send a strong message that we are united for a great contract to address the City's biggest needs, including staffing & privatization

As we head into contract negotiations in 2024, we face pessimistic budget projections and corporations panhandling for more tax breaks that would further decimate funding for the vital public services we provide.

We need to join together in a show of force to tell City Hall we’ll fight for what the city and its workers need over corporate greed!

Please join us at noon on Jan. 17, 2024, at City Hall for a huge campaign kickoff rally with our City labor partners and allies.


Coffee tastes better when its unionized: Peet’s Coffee workers hold rally after winning first union vote in North America

After voting fourteen to one to become the first unionized Peet’s Coffee location in the United States, Peet’s Coffee workers, now members of the Service Employees International Union Local 1021, held a rally on Saturday, January 28, 2023, in front of the coffeehouse in North Davis. The vote comes after nearly nine months of workers organizing with SEIU Local 1021 and Workers United, an SEIU affiliate organizing workers on the “Starbucks Workers United” campaign.


Fast food workers secure $2.2 million in wage theft violations, vow to continue their fight back against corporate greed

While fast-food corporations like McDonald’s Corporation, Burger King Corporation, Jack in the Box, Inc., and others attempt to roll back the significant gains with the passage of 2022’s Assembly Bill 257 – the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act, or the FAST Recovery Act for short, fast-food workers continue the fight for higher wages, safer workspaces, and a union.