Alameda Health System

SEIU 1021

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


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. 


We Have a Bargaining Team!

General Unit

Free-Standing Clinics

  • Patty Yanez Medrano


  • Blessing Augustus
  • Olalekan Ejalonibu
  • Latoya Johnson-Chatman
  • Prince Turner

John George

  • Maria Betancourt
  • Benjamin Fisher
  • Tawanda Gilbert



Bargaining Team Election Notice

Our contract expires May 31, 2024, so it’s time to elect a new bargaining team!  The schedule is as follows, and sample ballots are below. Please review them carefully. If you believe you have found a mistake, please email before Friday, September 8 at 8 a.m.

NOTE: San Leandro only received 5 nominations for their 7 seats, and will therefore not have an election. The following 5 San Leandro members will serve on the bargaining team:


When Tragedy Strikes, SEIU 1021 Members Must Stick Together
A Message from SEIU 1021 President Theresa Rutherford

Dear SEIU 1021 Member:
Last week a difficult week for Alameda Health System, as two workers there passed away: Maria Tran, a psychiatric nurse at John George, and Dr. Jing Mai, a physician resident intern at Highland. These untimely deaths are terribly sad, and while we may never fully understand why tragedies like these occur, we know the effects will be felt in our workplaces and in our communities for a long time.


We Won Additional Compensation for Designated Shifts!

The Omicron surge is hitting us all hard. To improve patient care, address short staffing issues, and enhance safety, we negotiated with AHS management to create a new differential for certain shifts. This new differential will increase staffing, allow adequate staffing for acuity peaks and high-census times, and avoid using external agencies for staffing.


Join Our Car Caravan at San Leandro Hospital
October 10, 11 a.m.

October 10 Update: The San Leandro Hospital rally has been turned into a car caravan!

Please join us at 11 a.m. at San Leandro Hospital

13855 E. 14th St.,
San Leandro

Let’s make some noise and show the community that we are there for them and we won’t rest until we’ve forced Alameda Health System’s CEO and Board of Trustees to do what the Alameda County Board of Supervisors have told them to do: give us a fair contract and put public health in public hands.

Caravan route:


ALERT! Car Caravan Route for Friday, October 9, at 2 p.m.!
We have had to cancel the barbeque, unfortunately.

Today’s planned 2 p.m. march at AHS headquarters is being changed to a car caravan. Please assemble at the Alameda Labor Council: 7750 Pardee Lane, Oakland, to prepare for the caravan.

The caravan route is as follows:


Assemble vehicles along Pardee Ln. near the Alameda Labor Council at 7750 Pardee, Oakland, CA 94621 


AHS Management’s Proposed Takeaways and Unfair Labor Practices

In our last bargaining session, last Tuesday the 15th, the General Unit was joined by observers from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, Oakland City Council, and ACCE Action, a community group we often partner with.

At that session, AHS proposed a brand new takeaway to gut Appendix F in the GU contract. Appendix F provides career ladders for many classifications. AHS’ proposal would mean trapping new hires at the I level of their classification, and not letting them advance to II and get the corresponding raise.


Environmental Services workers at Alameda Health System fight back against layoffs—and win.

When Alameda Health System began notifying people of layoffs, workers knew how damaging it would be for patient care across the County’s hospitals and health services—and they began organizing to take action at the upcoming Board of Trustees meeting.

Flanked by over 30 coworkers and supporters in scrubs and purple union shirts, EVS worker Donn DesBoine told the AHS Board of Trustees at their September meeting, “Sometimes there’s one housekeeper to a floor…If the layoffs happen, there’s no care for infection control…[and] the patients are going to be affected.”