SEIU 1021

1021 Fights For Higher Wages And Safer Workplace Conditions, While The City Refuses To Budge


At our most recent meeting, the City of Oakland management countered our wage proposal with 3-3-3, which doesn’t even keep up with the rising cost of living. Our proposal on wages would keep up with the cost of living and help workers stay in the Bay Area.

Management rejected our proposal to increase the annual dental cap even though it hasn’t increased since 2002.

While doing nothing to combat favoritism in hiring, management maintains its proposals to gut civil service rules and merit hiring.

We proposed increased safety measures to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Management responded with a monthly committee that doesn’t even meet as much as we are already meeting with the City on COVID issues.

Get Involved and Help Us Win
Come to Our General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, June 8, 5 p.m.

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Or Dial: 1 669 900 6833
Enter Meeting ID: 813 3504 1463


Want to Get Involved with Your Union?
Interested in Helping Us Win a Strong Contract?

Our elected Bargaining Team is working to negotiate a strong new contract that will improve our wages, benefits, and working conditions, and they need your help!

A Chapter Action Team (or CAT) helps our union win by:

  • Keeping coworkers and supporters informed, involved, and inspired by updating them in person and by distributing bargaining updates, action alerts, and meeting notices
  • Leading actions that show City management our unity and strength in numbers: examples of actions include petitions, informational pickets, and purpling up with stickers, t-shirts, or buttons

Recruiting and mobilizing other members and community members to stand with us

If you have questions or are ready to step up, please contact Chief Steward Dwight McElroy ( or Field Representative Roxanne Barnett (, and join our next meeting!