Alameda Health System

SEIU 1021
Overview

Alameda Health System

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Know Your Contract

General Unit

General Unit Unit Effective April 1, 2020 – May 31, 2024

RN Unit

RN Unit Contract: April 1, 2020 - May 31, 2024

San Leandro Hospital Unit

San Leandro Unit April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2024

Chapter Bylaws

SEIU 1021 Alameda Health System Chapter Bylaws (Updated April 28, 2019)

2023 Chapter Notice of Bargaining Team Elections: All Units

2023 Chapter Notice of Bargaining Team Elections: All Units

Assignment Despite Objection Form

ADO Form

Past Contracts

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Wear Your Purple EVERY WEDNESDAY

Your elected Bargaining Team met with management late into the nights of June 17 and 20. Some progress is being made, but management continues to ignore information requests about safety and staffing and still hasn’t gotten serious about fixing short staffing to ensure safe patient care.

We have two sessions left (Monday the 24th and Wednesday the 26th), and we intend to have a tentative agreement after these sessions

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SEIU 1021 members tell the Alameda Health System Board of Trustees: “SAFE STAFFING SAVES LIVES”

Last Wednesday, June 12, hundreds of SEIU 1021 members gathered in Highland Hospital’s cafeteria before marching on the Alameda Health System Board of Trustees, chanting “SAFE STAFFING SAVES LIVES!”

At the Board of Trustees meeting, member after member spoke up to demand a fair contract that addresses the core issues hurting AHS workers: bad management, safety, and staffing.

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Notice of Nominations
For SEIU 1021 Convention Delegates

Alameda Health System Chapter

The Alameda Health System Chapter has 42 delegate seats available for the SEIU 1021 Member Convention, which will be held September 28 and 29 in Sacramento, California.

Per our bylaws, the President and Vice Presidents serve as automatic delegates, and other delegates shall be selected by being nominated by at least fifteen (15) members in good standing. If more than the allotted number of delegates are nominated, an election will be held. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 28, 2024.

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Alameda Health System members vote 99.5% to strike!

After months of bargaining and numerous unfair labor practices from Alameda Health System management, SEIU 1021 members have voted overwhelmingly to authorize their bargaining team to call a strike. 99.5% voted to strike.

Veronica Palacios, who serves as the AHS chapter president, said, “Our members have spoken, and they’ve spoken loudly. We’re frontline healthcare workers, and we’re trying to serve our community. However, we have to deal with unfair labor practices from management every single day.

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Vote YES To Authorize a Strike
Contract Bargaining Update for May 21, 2024

Your elected Bargaining Team has been meeting with management to bargain a new contract since January. Over that time, we have prioritized safety, staffing, and patient care. We’ve worked to address issues like recruitment, retention, and scheduling.

Management has not responded to our proposal about safety.

Management has not given us an acceptable response on staffing.  Management continues to violate our rights and refuses to provide information we’ve repeatedly requested.

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Alameda Health System workers step it up for May Day

May 1, 2024

In 2020, Alameda Health System workers united in SEIU 1021 went on a historic strike to “Put Public Health in Public Hands.”

Since December 18, 2023, their elected bargaining team has been negotiating a new contract with management, trying to FIX AHS. Their contract expires on May 31. So on May 1, which is May Day and International Workers Day, AHS workers rallied all across the system to call management out for a total lack of urgency in addressing the issues.

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May Day Recap
"Today has been a beautiful day."

In 2020, Alameda Health System workers united in SEIU 1021 went on a historic strike to Put Public Health in Public Hands.

Since December 18, 2023, your elected Bargaining Team has been negotiating a new contract with management, trying to FIX AHS. Our contract expires on May 31, and so on May 1, which is May Day and International Workers Day, AHS workers rallied all across the system to call management out for a total lack of urgency in addressing the issues.

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Bargaining Update, April 19: Where Is Management’s Urgency?
Our Contract Expires May 31st

Your elected Bargaining Team has been meeting with management for months. Bargaining together, across all three contracts, we’ve passed more than sixty proposals, focusing on our core issues of staffing, including recruitment and retention, safety, scheduling, and patient care. We see AHS as a place with real issues that need urgent attention. Unfortunately, with our contract set to expire on May 31, we have seen little urgency from management.

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Bargaining Update
April, 2024

It’s time to stand up against layoffs and takeaways!

Where are we with bargaining?

We proposed:

  • Comprehensive safety plan
  • Wage increases to beat inflation
  • Improvements to PTO
  • Strengthened union rights and representation
  • Big improvements to staffing matrices
  • …and more!

They proposed:

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Alameda Health System workers keep fighting for safety across the system

As their efforts to get a strong new contract with AHS management persist, AHS workers at Fairmont and John George Psychiatric Hospital rallied last Wednesday to protest the understaffing epidemic that has led to a serious safety crisis there.

Among the speakers was John George Psychiatric Hospital RN Handsel Meese, who spoke about being assaulted just a month ago when a patient got his hands around her throat. ”I could easily have been killed,” Meese said.

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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.