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Over 850 Behavioral Health and Clinic Workers to Join SEIU

More than 850 HealthRIGHT 360 clinic and behavioral healthcare workers have voted to unionize with the Service Employees International Union on December 16. Months of organizing culminated in the historic vote Monday night, with 73% of HR360 workers at over 100 clinics in Northern and Southern California choosing to unionize by signing authorization cards. The workers will join SEIU Local 1021 in the Bay Area and SEIU Locals 721 and 221 in Los Angeles and San Diego, respectively.

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SEIU 1021 Members Kick-off ‘Schools & Communities First’ Signature Gathering Drive

On Saturday, December 7,close to 100 SEIU 1021 members braved the rain to talk to voters and our neighbors about getting the Schools & Communities First initiative on the November 2020 ballot. 

“Corporations have been taking money out of our pockets—food out of the mouths of our children—for 40 years, and it’s time to change that. That’s why I’m here today,” said Andrea Mullarkey, SEIU 1021 member and Teen Librarian at the Berkeley Public Library.

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City of Berkeley Legislative Aides win a voice at work by joining SEIU 1021

Last night, Berkeley Legislative Aides employed by the City Council submitted a petition to the Berkeley Personnel Board calling for the same collective voice that other city workers enjoy. After successfully making their case to the Personnel Board, these 17 workers became the newest members of the Berkeley Community Service Chapter of SEIU 1021.

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Environmental Services workers at Alameda Health System fight back against layoffs—and win.

When Alameda Health System began notifying people of layoffs, workers knew how damaging it would be for patient care across the County’s hospitals and health services—and they began organizing to take action at the upcoming Board of Trustees meeting.

Flanked by over 30 coworkers and supporters in scrubs and purple union shirts, EVS worker Donn DesBoine told the AHS Board of Trustees at their September meeting, “Sometimes there’s one housekeeper to a floor…If the layoffs happen, there’s no care for infection control…[and] the patients are going to be affected.” 

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SEIU 1021 Endorsed Candidates Win November Election

SEIU 1021 members walked precincts and made phone calls for a handful of candidates in the City of Novato and San Francisco during this year’s November election. Members made a final Get-Out-The-Vote push for Chesa Boudin for District Attorney in San Francisco, and Susan Wernick and Amy Peel for the Novato City Council. All three candidates won.

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City of Oakland Workers Overwhelmingly Approve New Two-Year Contract

After nearly nine months of a hard-fought campaign, SEIU 1021 members of the City of Oakland chapter have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new two-year contract. Because of the unity showed by 1021 members, the City was forced to back down from their attempts to pull healthcare from City workers and to make it easier to hire their cronies instead of drawing from Oakland’s existing part-time workforce.  Workers will receive a 6% raise over the two years of the contract, and won improved contract language around health and safety.
 

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4,709 work locations covered by SEIU 1021 contracts

60,000 workers represented by SEIU 1021 in Northern California

9,708 job classifications filled by SEIU 1021 members

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SEIU 1021 Members Participate in the 2020 Women’s March

On January 18, hundreds of thousands of women and allies hit the streets across the United States and the world. The 2020 Women’s March a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists and organizers. 

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La Clínica workers hit the sidewalk in a show of solidarity with their bargaining team

On the heels of a successful strike authorization vote, SEIU 1021 members at La Clínica de la Raza turned up the heat in their fight for a contract by holding a powerful unity break outside their offices on Wednesday, November 27. 

“For tens of thousands of families across Northern California, we are one of the only options people have for the health care they desperately need,” said Angel Valdez, Layout Graphic Designer and La Clínica SEIU 1021 Chapter President.

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Environmental Services workers at Alameda Health System fight back against layoffs—and win.

When Alameda Health System began notifying people of layoffs, workers knew how damaging it would be for patient care across the County’s hospitals and health services—and they began organizing to take action at the upcoming Board of Trustees meeting.

Flanked by over 30 coworkers and supporters in scrubs and purple union shirts, EVS worker Donn DesBoine told the AHS Board of Trustees at their September meeting, “Sometimes there’s one housekeeper to a floor…If the layoffs happen, there’s no care for infection control…[and] the patients are going to be affected.” 

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Uber & Lift Drivers Take Their Fight for a Livable Wage to Investors

On November 6, hundreds of Uber & Lyft drivers from the We Drive Progress coalition staged protests across California to draw attention to the awful treatment, pay, and benefits hurting these workers across California.

“I have two herniated discs in my back, which makes being in the car very painful. But I have to drive to make ends meet. I also have to drive because I am responsible for taking care of my father,” said Raul Flores, who has been driving for around 3 years.“If we had fair pay, benefits, and a union, I’d be able to get physical therapy.”