Alameda County

SEIU 1021

Alameda County

SEIU 1021 staff and member leaders are working hard to safeguard your health at work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to find employer-specific information, details, and documents to learn more about what’s happening in your worksite during this outbreak.

We have three chapters at Alameda County, the General Chapter, Behavioral Healthcare Services (BHCS), and Social Services Agency (SSA).

Download the Memorandum of Understanding for Alameda County (2015 - 2022)
(expiration December 2022)

Download Sideletter Agreement - Janus/SB 866 Meet & Confer County Counter Proposal (May 1, 2019)

Alameda County Sideletter Agreement - Section 5 Modification (3/3/2022)

Latest Documents:
Notice of 2017 Chapter Elections


We WON Our Hero Pay!

Because of the solidarity of our members, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors has agreed to pay SEIU Local 1021 members of the Alameda County General Chapter, SSA Chapter, and BHCS Chapter a $1,500 hero pay bonus.

To receive the bonus pay, we will need to fill out a self-attestation form (so the County can attribute the payments correctly) between August 4 and August 20, and we expect payments to be issued September 30.

The County is putting together a set of frequently asked questions.

Questions? Ask your representative or elected chapter officer!


Notification of Nominations for Alameda County Bargaining Team

Greetings from the 2022 Alameda County Bargaining Team Election Committee!  We are pleased to announce the nomination period for our 2022 Alameda County Bargaining Team begins May 6th and will run for 30 days until June 5th.  This nomination process marks the commencement steps for negotiations, where members will nominate other members or themselves into positions to represent them at the bargaining table.  


In Alameda County, Management Says “Heroes Work Here” but They Aren’t Acting Like It

On Tuesday, April 26, hundreds of SEIU 1021 members from across Alameda County rallied outside a closed session of the Board of Supervisors to call for the sacrifices of members to be honored. The pandemic has led to an increased need for the vital services that frontline workers provide. Whether we’re called “public servants,” “disaster workers,” or “heroes,” it’s clear that we deserve recognition and that the County must invest in and reward its dedicated workforce. 


Alameda County Deserves Better
Tell Us Your Story!

SEIU 1021 members across Alameda County, in the General Chapter, BHCS, and SSA, have suffered and sacrificed throughout the pandemic, and it’s time for the Board of Supervisors to make things right.

They need to hear from us, so if you’re willing to share your story, please do so below.


Save jobs and services in Alameda County: Volunteer to pass Measure W and Prop 15
Oct. 1, 2020

From the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, public workers in Alameda County have put our safety on the line to continue faithfully serving our community. We are the backbone of the County’s response to this pandemic, and responsible for saving countless lives. As the pandemic continues, we made it clear to the County  that we would not accept balancing the budget on our backs.


Alameda County Meeting minutes
May 9, 2019

SEIU General Chapter Meeting

May 9, 2019

1. 6pm Call to Order. a. Welcome and introductions given b. Tina reminding us to invite our co-workers to participate in the meetings. Either by Zoom or in person. c. Review and approval of minutes for 4/11/19 meeting is delayed to the next months meeting.


Alameda County Meeting minutes
April 11, 2019

SEIU General Chapter Meeting April 11, 2019

1. Call to order. Meeting starting at 6pm. Welcome and introductions given. Review of 3/14/19 minutes. Tina stating that minutes are posted on the SEIU website. Tina asking for approval of the minutes. Brenda asked for approval. Tina asking for any objections. No objections stated, so minutes approved with no changes.


Alameda County Bargaining Update
March 13, 2019

Tentative Agreement Reached!
 Your bargaining team is happy to announce that after over a month of meetings since January, a tentative agreement on a 3-year contract extension with the County has been reached. The agreement is a significant improvement on the extension offer that was rejected in 2018. In the coming weeks our Union plans to hold multiple worksite meetings and Town Halls to answer questions and share more about the tentative agreement. Extension ratification vote will be scheduled for mid-April.


Alameda County Bargaining Update
March 6, 2019

Members Make the Case for Salary Adjustments

Members representing 33 classifications made Salary Adjustment presentations to the County to demonstrate the need for salary adjustments.

This is the largest number of presentations for salary adjustments in any contract year. While there is no guarantee any classification that presented will receive a salary adjustment, the presentations created an opportunity for consideration by the County for salary adjustments if a contract extension agreement is reached and ratified.


Alameda County Bargaining Update
Feb. 8, 2019

On February 8th your bargaining team held their second meeting with management to discuss a possible contract extension. We expect management to propose wage increases the next session. 

The proposal was largely the same as the proposal the members voted on in 2018, with one significant difference: The County is no longer seeking to implement a “Vacation Hard Cap” on all county employees. This proposal was a source of confusion and frustration in 2018, and your bargaining team is very happy to see that proposal disappear.