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Over 500 San Francisco city workers rally against outsourcing at SF General Hospital
Amidst the City’s rejection of their latest demands to stop wasteful contracting out, city workers came together to say: “We don’t want to go on strike, but all options are on the table.”

Last Friday, February 16, over 500 San Francisco city workers represented by SEIU 1021, IFPTE Local 21, and other unions rallied outside of San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center to shed light on the dangerous impacts of understaffing. In bargaining with unions, the City administration has recently rejected demands to prevent wasteful spending on contracting out. 

View photos and videos on Facebook here.


Alameda Health System workers picket outside Highland Hospital to demand safe staffing and an end to “heartbreaking” mismanagement
“The situation across Alameda Health System is breaking my heart right now.”

On Wednesday, February 14, hundreds of Alameda Health System workers picketed outside Oakland’s Highland Hospital to protest the chronic understaffing problem that’s leading to unsafe working conditions and compromised patient care. The spirited rally included workers from emergency room nurses to environmental health workers and featured a group of dressed-up cupids. 

More than 150 gig drivers protesting outside Uber headquarters

150+ gig drivers caravan to Uber HQ as part of national day of action

On Valentine’s Day last Wednesday, February 14, just a week after Uber celebrated its first profitable year since its IPO, more than 150 drivers with the California Gig Workers Union and Gig Workers Rising joined a national gig worker day of action. They came together to demand an end to low pay and unfair deactivations.


Democracy in action: Make a plan to vote in the March 5 primary!

The March 5 primary is just around the corner, and it’s an important election for working people – especially for people like SEIU 1021’s public sector and publicly-funded nonprofit workers.

These elections will have significant impacts on the services our members provide and on the communities we serve. Particularly important is the statewide Proposition 1, which, if passed, will put six billion dollars a year into mental health programs and housing.


SF Department of Public Health members speak out against budget cuts & contracting out at Health Commission meeting
Members pointed out that DPH's current approach to staffing is dangerous and not cost-effective

Tuesday, February 6, SEIU 1021 members who work for the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) attended the monthly Health Commission meeting as DPH Chief Financial Officer Jenny Louie presented a budget proposal for fiscal years 24-25 and 25-26. To meet Mayor London Breed’s request for all City departments to cut their budgets by 10%, the budget proposal focuses on eliminating vacant positions and further contracting out.


AFRAM event series: “The Black Artists Who Sparked Organized Labor”

SEIU 1021 is excited to invite all members to attend the event series organized by the African American Caucus for SEIU 1021(AFRAM): “The Black Artists Who Sparked Organized Labor,” with John William Templeton, an esteemed activist and historian, who guides attendees on this enlightening journey through informative talks and walking tours. 


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.