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Uber and Lyft Drivers Organize Caravan Outside Uber HQ

App-based drivers across California and the nation are struggling to work safely and make ends meet in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why on Monday, immediately following Uber’s virtual shareholders meeting, SEIU 1021 members joined SF Supervisor Rafael Mandelman and our union siblings from the SF Labor Council in supporting rideshare drivers with the We Drive Progress driver advocacy group during their caravan. 

For nearly an hour, over a hundred cars circled Uber’s HQ on Market Street, with drivers honking and chanting through their windows. 

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New County Child Welfare Services executive order

The Governor of California signed a new executive order regarding Child Welfare Services. It will allow county child welfare agencies and probation departments to perform necessary functions using alternative processes other than face-to-face interactions. This includes allowance for a 60-day waiver to allow for flexibility in the emergency placement of foster youth and ensures that foster youth have access to critical programs and technology by verifying foster care status for foster youth and wards of the juvenile court whose cases are pending.

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Suspension of Professional Certification Requirements for Home Health Aides (HHAs)

The California Department of Public Health has issued a waiver for certification renewals of Home Health Aides. Home health Aides do not need to renew their certification until the end of the declared emergency. 

This also applies to HHAs who have an expired certification, so that they can work if their certification expired within the last 2 years. 

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SF Chronicle Profiles Eight SEIU 1021 RNs in honor of Nurses Week

In honor of Nurses week, the San Francisco Chronicle profiled seven SEIU 1021 members battling coronavirus on both sides of the Bay Area on May 6.

The work done by every SEIU 1021 member has kept our communities safer and healthier, and the media has noticed. Many of our stories are countless, and often undisclosed in the media, but now thanks to you–our stories are going around the world. 

Please share their stories published in San Francisco Chronicle with your co-workers and join the fight for #ProtectAllWorkers. 

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San Joaquin County Members Win Extension in Fight to Stop Clinic Closures

San Joaquin County Supervisors held a hearing today to explore closing two health clinics that serve more than 6,000 patients in predominantly minority and low-income communities.  The County’s push to close health facilities during the current COVID-19 pandemic alarmed residents across the county – including SEIU 1021 members who decided to fight back.  

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As the Coronavirus Threat Looms, Registered Nurses, Healthcare Workers Fight To Protect San Francisco

On March 5, hundreds of public healthcare workers rallied at a press conference and testified at a hearing at SF City Hall. Registered nurses, doctors, social workers urged the Board of Supervisors to boost staffing and provide safer working conditions at San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) facilities.

Workers made their case: San Francisco needs more registered nurses and support staff, expedite hiring, more violence and disaster training, and include workers in decisions affecting their work. 

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60,000 workers represented by SEIU 1021 in Northern California

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SF Chronicle Profiles Eight SEIU 1021 RNs in honor of Nurses Week

In honor of Nurses week, the San Francisco Chronicle profiled seven SEIU 1021 members battling coronavirus on both sides of the Bay Area on May 6.

The work done by every SEIU 1021 member has kept our communities safer and healthier, and the media has noticed. Many of our stories are countless, and often undisclosed in the media, but now thanks to you–our stories are going around the world. 

Please share their stories published in San Francisco Chronicle with your co-workers and join the fight for #ProtectAllWorkers. 

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As Trans-Inclusive Clinic Confirms Closure, Advocates Rally For Emergency Funds From The City to Keep It Open
The emergency funding from the City will ensure the survival of the one of few clinics providing gender-affirming care

On March 12, more than 150 nurses, providers, supporters held a rally to demand the City of San Francisco provide $1.4 million in emergency supplemental funding to stabilize Lyon-Martin and the Women’s Community Clinic, a trans-inclusive primary care clinic in the Mission. 

Clinic staff was informed by administrators of HealthRIGHT 360 that they were moving the services of Lyon-Martin and the Women’s Community Clinic from the 1735 Mission St. location to HealthRIGHT 360’s main headquarters, at 1563 Mission Street.

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Mills College Staff Workers Vote to Join SEIU 1021

On March 11, employees of Oakland’s Mills College voted overwhelmingly to form a union. Nearly 95% of the votes cast were YES votes. Staff members unite with the adjunct facility in SEIU 1021 to improve student learning and working conditions at the college.  Adjunct faculty voted to join SEIU 1021 in 2014.

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County Workers Take A Stand for San Joaquin Residents in Two-Day Strike
As community suffers from systemic neglect of services by the Board of Supervisors, thousands of workers fight back against the Board’s illegal refusal to bargain

Thousands of San Joaquin County workers from several selected County departments participated in the strike, including Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Services, Substance Abuse Services, the Department of Child Support Services, and San Joaquin General Hospital. Registered Nurses at the County hospital who are members of the California Nurses Association (CNA) also participated in this week’s strike over growing concerns regarding rampant short staffing.

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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.