City and County of San Francisco

SEIU 1021

City and County of San Francisco

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.

Download the San Francisco City and County, Miscellaneous CBA (2022-2024)

Download the San Francisco City and County, MTA Service Critical CBA (2022-2024)

Download the San Francisco City and County, H-1 Fire Rescue Paramedics MOU 2007 - 2020

Download the February 8, 2023 letter to San Francisco Mayor London Breed on staffing up city & county positions

Check out listings of current City and County of San Francisco job openings, including available positions, pay rates, job descriptions, and application procedures.


RSVP for the SFMTA Rally on 4/25



Thursday, April 25th, 2024
12:30 p.m.
1 S. Van Ness
San Francisco

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SF Public Library workers rally to demand full-time jobs, security measures
As City’s drug and homelessness crises spill into public libraries, librarians fight to keep facilities safe for all

Over 100 San Francisco Public Library staff and other SF City and County workers rallied Tuesday, April 9, to demand that the SF Public Library take action to keep them and their patrons safe and more full-time jobs for the over half of all library employees currently part-time.


“Body found cold at SFGH”: RNs testify to management about the severity of staffing crisis
Dozens of SEIU 1021 SF RNs showed up to bargaining to plead for more staffing

Thursday, April 11, San Francisco Department of Public Health negotiators were met with a wave of impassioned testimonials from SEIU 1021 registered nurses from the city’s public hospitals and community clinics. Dozens of RNs filled the bargaining room, putting a face on the staffing crisis decimating patient care.


Nurses rally for safe staffing at San Francisco’s public hospitals

Hospital workers from both SF General and Laguna Honda with SEIU1021 took to the front steps of the city’s only level 1 trauma center on Tuesday, April 4, to demand safer working conditions for all.

Nurses are often short staffed and find themselves traumatized while outnumbered. Some have to defend themselves from attacks by unruly patients while doing their best to provide care.


Statement from SEIU 1021 President Theresa Rutherford on passage of San Francisco Proposition F

Media contact: Jennie Smith-Camejo, (510) 710-0201,

“SEIU Local 1021 filed an Unfair Practice Charge today. In the Unfair Practice Charge, we asked the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) to void Proposition F on the ground that the City failed to provide the union prior notice or opportunity to bargain over the impacts of it before placing it on the ballot. We will also file a Request to Expedite, which asks PERB to put this case to the front of its queue due to the urgency of the matter.


City & County of SF members: Join us for Strike School on Wed., March 13, at 5:30 p.m.
For us to win a contract that addresses our biggest problems, the City needs to know we're serious & ready to do whatever it takes.

San Francisco City and County workers HAVE THE RIGHT TO STRIKE, as affirmed by the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) last summer.

A strike is a big deal. It’s the most important tool in the union toolbox. It’s also the last resort when the employer is breaking labor laws and workplace issues cannot be successfully resolved through usual channels like contract negotiations and grievance procedures.

Join us Wednesday, March 13, at 5:30 p.m. at Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St., SF for Strike School. You’ll learn:


Over 1000 San Francisco city workers rally and release new report to shed light on wasteful contracting out
The report, titled ‘Selling Out San Francisco,’ examines six contractors and reveals several issues with how the City contracts out essential services


Press Contacts: 

Luke Thibault,, (760) 534-9958
Jennie Smith-Camejo,, (510) 710-0201

(San Francisco, CA) — On Tuesday, February 27, over one thousand San Francisco city workers represented by IFPTE Local 21, SEIU Local 1021, and other City unions rallied outside of 49 South Van Ness Avenue to draw attention to the wasteful contracting out.


Hundreds More San Francisco City Workers to Rally for City Administration to Stop Wasteful Contracting Out
After thousands of city workers have rallied at City Hall and SF General Hospital, hundreds more plan to rally at major worksite to tell the City: “Invest in public services, not private greed!”

MEDIA ADVISORY for Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 12PM

Press Contacts: 

Luke Thibault,, (760) 534-9958
Jennie Smith-Camejo,, (510) 710-0201


Join us at 49 S. Van Ness Ave. Tues. 2/27 at 12 p.m.
No contract, no peace! Let's keep the pressure on!

Wow–we did that! SEIU 1021 San Francisco City and County members turned out in force January 17 at City Hall and again last Friday, February 16, at SF General Hospital. We were over 500 members strong Friday–and DPH heard us loud and clear.

We were united and our message was powerful: To provide the quality public services SF residents and visitors need, the City MUST fill its vacant positions and STOP wasteful contracting out.

Takeaways are still on the table. That means we have to keep the pressure on.


Over 500 San Francisco city workers rally against outsourcing at SF General Hospital
Amidst the City’s rejection of their latest demands to stop wasteful contracting out, city workers came together to say: “We don’t want to go on strike, but all options are on the table.”

Last Friday, February 16, over 500 San Francisco city workers represented by SEIU 1021, IFPTE Local 21, and other unions rallied outside of San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center to shed light on the dangerous impacts of understaffing. In bargaining with unions, the City administration has recently rejected demands to prevent wasteful spending on contracting out. 

View photos and videos on Facebook here.


SF Department of Public Health members speak out against budget cuts & contracting out at Health Commission meeting
Members pointed out that DPH's current approach to staffing is dangerous and not cost-effective

Tuesday, February 6, SEIU 1021 members who work for the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) attended the monthly Health Commission meeting as DPH Chief Financial Officer Jenny Louie presented a budget proposal for fiscal years 24-25 and 25-26. To meet Mayor London Breed’s request for all City departments to cut their budgets by 10%, the budget proposal focuses on eliminating vacant positions and further contracting out.


SF union members brave rain to get out the vote for Prop B
Dozens of volunteers came to the Prop B campaign kickoff, then hit the streets to get the word out to voters

On a rain-soaked Saturday morning last weekend, dozens of volunteers–many of them union members–came together in the Richmond district in San Francisco. They were in sneakers and jackets, ready to brave the elements to get the word out to voters: San Francisco needs Prop B for public safety.