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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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Coronavirus: What SEIU 1021 members need to know

With every passing day, medical and public health professionals are learning more about COVID-19, an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus that was introduced to humans for the first time in 2019.

This new virus seems to be very contagious and has quickly spread globally.

As confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus surface across California, there are a lot of questions about how to prepare.

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SF Political Leaders, Community and Labor Groups Endorse Schools and Communities First Initiative

On January 28, SEIU 1021 members joined San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Supervisors Gordon Mar, Shamann Walton, Sandra Fewer and Norman Yee, and other unions, community groups for a rally celebrating the City’s broad support of Schools & Communities First Ballot Initiative.  

This exciting measure would reclaim $12 billion each year from wealthy corporations like Chevron and Shell Oil to fund schools and local services. The initiative specifically exempts all residential property, guaranteeing that homeowners and renters will be protected.

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60,000 workers represented by SEIU 1021 in Northern California

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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.