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SEIU 1021 members and other community members get ready to hit the streets.

City of Oakland Workers Hit the Streets to Talk to Their Neighbors and Make a Difference

On Saturday, June 6, SEIU 1021 members joined community members in the Refund Oakland coalition to knock on doors and talk to their neighbors about a city budget that invests in our residents, our working families, and our frontline workers. This partnership between union members and community members has driven a change at City Hall in Oakland, as a newly elected City Council has pushed back against Mayor Libby Schaaf’s austerity budgets.

A billboard featuring an SEIU 1021 member, reading "Invest in our town. Oakland's leaders must invest in city services and the workers who provide them."

SEIU 1021 Member Power Sprouts Up Across Oakland’s Billboards and Airwaves
City of Oakland Members Show Solidarity with a Union Coalition

If you’ve been out and about in Oakland recently, you’ve probably seen them: the faces of firefighters, sanitation workers, and other union members looking out on the streets, accompanying powerful messages: “Invest in our town,” “Let’s build back better in Oakland,” and “Fund frontline city workers.” You may also have seen those workers speaking out for a better, stronger Oakland on TV, saying “Oakland has the wealth to weather the storm, invest in good jobs, and become a world-class city.”

SEIU 1021 Member Power Sprouts Up Across Oakland’s Billboards and Airwaves


Want to sharpen your skills as an organizer or get involved in our work helping workers form and join unions for the first time? NEMO is the program for you.

SEIU 1021 is an organizing union—that’s why we are building a new program called the New External Member Organizing program, or NEMO. The NEMO program creates opportunities for existing SEIU 1021 members to get involved in our community outreach and our efforts to help nonunion workers organize their workplaces and become members of SEIU 1021. It doesn’t require a huge time commitment and it’s easy to join.


Think Big. Act

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



Save the Date: 2021 SEIU 1021 Virtual Member Convention

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.


How one member’s efforts turned into a movement for racial justice in Mendocino County

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.


North Coast News – May 2021
Check out what SEIU 1021 members are working on from Marin to Del Norte County!

We have a new regional logo! We’re excited to unveil our new North Coast logo, created with assistance from our regional leadership, which can be seen on the left side of our newsletter banner above.

In the coming weeks and months, and particularly as Chapters begin to prepare for bargaining, the SEIU 1021 shirts, posters, and other swag will begin featuring this new logo. Keep your eyes peeled—we’re excited to roll out this new logo to unite North Coast members from all corners of our region, from Marin to Del Norte.


From union card to vaccine card: members secure vaccination appointments thanks to SEIU 1021

Since the beginning of the pandemic, SEIU 1021 members and member leaders have been leading the charge and advocating for standards and protections that frontline essential workers deserve as they keep our communities running. As a public-sector union, our members are some of the hardest-hit workers in the country; when announcements of vaccination availability began to come down the pipeline, members went to work monitoring and sharing information as far and wide as possible.


California Governor Supports Workers by Signing SB 93 Bill into Law

When COVID-19 hit the state of California, prompting a shelter-in-place order to go into effect last year, it led to numerous challenges for families and our communities, many of whom were laid off. As the state gradually gets back on its feet, a new piece of legislation, Senate Bill (SB) 93 will be implemented to help offset these challenges.