Huge news—incoming SEIU 1021, 721 and 221 members at HealthRight360 officially have a Tentative Agreement for their first union contract! This historic victory for our union and for non-profit workers in California was made possible by solidarity and hard work from hundreds of HR360 workers up and down the state of California.
SEIU 1021 members reflect on their experiences applying for the UC Berkeley Labor Center’s C.L. Dellums African American Leadership School
This year, five SEIU Local 1021 members were accepted into the UC Berkeley Labor Center’s CL Dellums African American Leadership School. This six-week program brings together and trains young emerging leaders to strengthen the connection between the Black community and the labor movement and promote the interests of Black workers within their unions and their communities.
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Even as COVID-19 wanes in the face of vaccinations and ongoing safety measures, the employees of Santa Rosa City Transit are ensuring that the essential lifeline provided by public transit remains unbroken.
“All American City,” the motto of Stockton, California, rings hollow when its Assemblymember, Carlos Villapudua, took the easy way out and abstained from voting “yes” for Assembly Bill 257 - the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act, or FAST Recovery Act.
As the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board gets set to vote on a new resolution to protect our air and reduce particulate matter on Wednesday, July 21, SEIU 1021 leaders are voicing their support to protect the health and wellbeing of our communities.
On Sunday, July 18, 2021, dozens of CCA Staff, Adjuncts, and supporters gathered at the community grills near Lake Merritt Boat House in Oakland to celebrate a tough collective year on zoom and to launch the official CCA petition against President Beal.
After a year of ongoing negotiations, the CCA union is taking the fight to the boss by launching a contract petition in the face of sluggish negotiations and disgraceful conduct led by CCA’s union-busting attorney Michael Vartain.
Cities are reopening across California, and SEIU 1021 members across the East Bay are speaking up to make sure equity and services for our communities don’t get left behind.
If you’ve shown up at an SEIU 1021 strike, you’ve probably seen Scabby the Rat, a giant inflatable rodent looming over the crowd and showing everybody with eyes that there’s a rat inside the building. For years, on strike lines and other labor movement actions, Scabby has symbolized a bad boss inside and a fighting union outside.
In the nineteen-thirties and forties, it was the labor movement that brought the United States, and the world, out of the Great Depression. Only a decade ago, it was millions of working-class people that saved the U.S. and the world from the worst of the Great Recession.
Now, COVID-19 has revealed the structural inequalities about how our profit-first society runs. The pandemic has laid bare the injustice we see in race, class, gender, ethnicity, and more. It has also exposed the indifference to human suffering that is endemic to a system that favors the few over the many.
“Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America.”
–U.S. Representative John Lewis, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, Alabama, March 1, 2020
Every three years, the leadership of SEIU 1021 organizes a convention where members gather, build community, and lay the foundation for our organizing in the years to come. You can learn more about this year’s convention at 1021convention.org.
Welcome to the June issue of our monthly newsletter for SEIU 1021 members in San Francisco. You can read our May issue here, or keep reading below to see recaps of the big fights our members have taken on in the last month.
If you have a workplace issue you or your colleagues are dealing with and you’d like help and support from our union, don’t forget that in addition to reaching out to your steward or labor representative, you can also contact the SEIU 1021 Member Resource Center at 1-877-687-1021.
Every three years, the leadership and staff at SEIU 1021 organize a member convention where we gather, build community, and lay the foundation for organizing in the years to come. This year, we’re going virtual with the same intention and goal to bring our members and leaders together for a day of celebration, acknowledgment, and organizing around economic, climate, and racial justice.
Ahead of McDonald’s shareholder meeting, Bay Area Cooks and Cashiers strike to highlight the company’s failure to protect workers in the Fight for 15 and a union
McDonald’s workers outside of a San Francisco location donned in bright red t-shirts that read “Our labor is worth more” and “Respect Us, Protect Us, Pay Us.” while chanting and holding powerful signage.
In May of 2020, the country and most of the world were shocked as we witnessed the untimely loss of George Floyd’s life at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. As the pain and outrage of another state-sanctioned murder sparked movements and marches across the globe, Troyle Tognoli, the Mendocino County Chapter Vice President, was activated to call on her peers and organize her community to bring awareness and change through the Black Lives Matter movement.