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Info Picket: Noon on Thursday, March 30, 1221 Oak St., Oakland
To Win a Fair Contract, We Have To Act NOW
We’ve been bargaining with Alameda County for months, and have met with them dozens of times.
We’ve made progress and signed some Tentative Agreements (TAs) that will improve working conditions across the county, but management is still not making acceptable offers on our most important issues.
RSVP for Our Info Picket on Thursday, March 30!
Noon - 1 p.m., 1221 Oak St., Oakland
On Thursday, March 30, SEIU 1021 members will be rallying at 1221 Oak St. in Oakland to fight for a contract that staffs up Alameda County NOW!
Rally at noon to show the community that we’re united and we won’t back down. RSVP below!
We will be running buses from multiple locations. Reserve your seat or let us know that you don’t need a ride.
When We Fight, We WIN!
On Tuesday, March 14, more than 100 of us marched on the Board of Supervisors and demanded they fix Alameda County’s staffing crisis. The following Thursday, we signed some big Tentative Agreements and management improved their healthcare proposal.
New Tentative Agreements
- Holidays: We kept Lincon’s Birthday!
- Improved sick leave, with better review and more days for sick family members
We are still working on wages, longevity, telework, and more!
As Alameda County’s staffing crisis continues, county workers march on the Board of Supervisors to demand a solution
To protest Alameda County administration’s failure to act urgently to fill its 2,611 vacant positions – nearly 25% of the entire County workforce – more than 100 County workers marched on the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 14, at noon. Workers from SEIU 1021, IFPTE Local 21, and IBT 856 all took the chambers, chanting “Staff up! Alameda County!” for several minutes before workers delivered powerful testimony to the board.
Our Solidarity Is Getting Results
Now It’s Time to Turn Up the Heat!
After our massive rally on Lincoln’s Birthday, the County has improved their proposals on a number of issues, including wages, bilingual pay, and shift differentials.
However, they still want to raise healthcare costs, and their wage proposals still leave Alameda County wages behind other comparable jurisdictions, which will mean our recruitment and retention problems will continue. Plus, even after seeing hundreds of people rally, they still want to eliminate Lincoln’s birthday as a holiday!
Hundreds of Alameda County workers and community members picket to say “STAFF UP NOW!”
On Monday, February 13, hundreds of Alameda County workers and community members rallied at Lake Merritt Amphitheater to protest the county’s nearly 25% vacancy rate, with 2,611 unfilled positions.
The rally started with a moment of silence for Richard Valle, a longtime champion of labor and progressive causes across the East Bay, who recently passed away. The workers planted flags to represent the 2,611 vacancies, and marched to 1221 Oak St. to deliver a letter demanding the Board of Supervisors solve the staffing crisis.
Your Elected Bargaining Team NEEDS YOUR HELP
SEIU Local 1021 Union Update, January, 2023
SEIU 1021’s elected bargaining team continues to make good progress at the bargaining table, with another four tentative agreements (TAs) signed last Thursday, January 26.
Thursday’s new TAs included improvements to bereavement leave and personal leave, an increased uniform allowance, and new flex schedule language
Contract Action Team Meeting
Tuesday, January 24, 6 p.m. -- Join by Zoom or Phone!
A Contract Action Team (or CAT) helps our union win by:
Year-End Bargaining Update
Where We Are Now
As we head into the holiday season, your elected SEIU 1021 bargaining team wants to provide you a comprehensive update on contract negotiations.
The last bargaining session before the holiday took place on December 20th. We will meet again with management on January 5th. We want everyone to have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday break with friends and family because when we resume negotiations in 2023, we are going to have to fight for a fair contract that helps County workers and residents.
Is Alameda County Serious?
After two months of bargaining, they still aren’t listening to workers’ concerns.
SEIU 1021’s bargaining team has met more than a dozen times with Alameda County management, and only on Thursday, December 1, did the County bother to put any wages at all on the table, more than two months after we passed a wage proposal.
Their opening three-year wage offer is lower than the 8.6% nationwide Consumer Price Index for 2022.
Is the County serious with this proposal?
The rest of the County’s offers aren’t much better:
December Update for SEIU Local 1021 Alameda County General Chapter
We will not have a General Chapter meeting in December. However, we’re still in bargaining with the County, and there’s a lot going on, so join the Contract Action Team (CAT)! The CAT will be meeting on Tuesday, December 13 and Tuesday, December 20 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Click here to join the Zoom call.
There is an action on Dec. 14th from noon to 1
p.m. at Santa Rita Jail.
Contact Tina Tapia, Chapter President, for details 510-333-9319 if you can come to support the Sheriff Techs.
We’re Making Progress, But We Need YOU!
Our elected bargaining team continues to make progress at the bargaining table, but we’re still waiting for the County to respond to all of our major proposals around wages, including cost of living adjustments to keep up with the 8.9% increase in the Consumer Price Index, longevity pay, bilingual premiums, telework, caseloads, vacation sellback, and safety.
Alameda County Workers Say: It’s Time to Staff Up!
On Tuesday, November 1, more than a hundred Alameda County members came out to rally in front of the Board of Supervisors. We let them know that we have a staffing crisis in Alameda County that needs to be solved now.
The day before that, the elected bargaining team passed our final proposals. They include common-sense solutions for improving recruitment and retention, fair wage increases to keep our members ahead of the 8.6% increase in the consumer price index the County itself reported, and much more.
County Workers Say: It’s Time to Staff Up!
On Tuesday, November 1, more than a hundred Alameda County members came out to rally in front of the Board of Supervisors to let them know that we have a staffing crisis in Alameda County that needs to be solved now!
The day before that, our elected bargaining team passed our final proposals, including common-sense solutions for improving recruitment and retention, fair wage increases to keep our members ahead of the 8.6% increase in the consumer price index the County itself reported.
Workers rally to staff up Alameda County!
Across Alameda County on Friday, 10/21, SEIU 1021 workers took a unity break at 10:21 a.m. to show their solidarity. One of their issues is a staffing crisis that has more than 2,300 county positions unfilled according to the county’s own numbers. As the need for Medi-Cal, CalWORKS, CalFresh, and other services skyrockets and Alameda County’s headcount dwindles, SEIU 1021 workers are united in telling the County Board of Supervisors: “It’s time to staff up Alameda County!”
SEIU 1021 Alameda County Unity Break
On October 21, at 10:21 a.m.
It’s time to show the County we’re united, and we’re NOT backing down! On October 21, at 10:21 a.m., take your break with your co-workers outside your worksite and post your photos to social media using the hashtags #seiu1021 and #staffupalamedacounty.
GOT FAIR PAY?
Do You Feel Underpaid?
SEIU Local 1021 will be hosting two workshops on how to fight for “equity adjustments,” which are wage increases for specific classifications that can be shown to be underpaid compared to similar job classifications with similar employers.
While We Fight to Solve the Recruitment and Retention Crisis, The County Proposes We Pay More for Healthcare
& Wants a Hard Cap on Vacation Time for All of Us
We’ve been more than clear with management so far: our workforce is suffering as our headcount dwindles and our workload goes through the roof.
So far, management’s only substantive responses have been to propose takeaways and concessions:
Bargaining Surveys Are Out!
Fill Yours Out ASAP on Paper or Online
The elected Bargaining Team has met three times. They have received a financial proposal from the County at one meeting, and have met twice together to review information and contracts. As they start to draft proposals, they need to hear from you.
That’s why you need to fill out your bargaining survey as soon as you can! You can get a paper copy from your Bargaining Team member or field representative, or you can fill it out online at:
Our Bargaining Team Election Results Are In
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Alameda County Bargaining Team elections! We had a close race, with two races ending in a tie. Your union is working to resolve the tie results.