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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.

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Public Employment Relations Board rules San Francisco City & County workers have right to strike
The Board struck down provisions in the city charter prohibiting strikes

On July 24, the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) struck down provisions in the San Francisco City Charter that violated city workers’ rights. 

On the list of violations: prohibiting city workers from striking; requiring termination of striking city workers; and stripping workers rehired after striking of their seniority.

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San Francisco Civil Grand Jury confirms what we’ve said for years: It’s time to staff up San Francisco

On Thursday, June 22, 2023, the Civil Grand Jury for the 2022-to-2023 term published its “Time to Get to Work: San Francisco’s Hiring Crisis” report. The report describes how the City and County of San Francisco faces a crisis of excessive turnover and lack of recruitment in programs that address the city’s problems with drug addiction, untreated mental health disorders, and housing insecurity.

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AAPI Heritage Month: Centering Asian American and Pacific Islander voices
24 hours left to RSVP for Here All Year: Celebrating AAPI Heritage With Family! Registration closes Thursday, June 1, at noon

Our Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration continues, and this week we are lifting up another local union leader! We spoke with Evelyn Curiel, industry chair for the City and County of San Francisco. Evelyn will be one of our community speakers at SEIU 1021’s free, family-friendly AAPI celebration for SEIU members and their families on June 3rd at Snow Park in Oakland

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Nonprofit workers say: If you want to solve San Francisco’s biggest problems, pay frontline workers a living wage
Workers at city-funded nonprofits say the city’s efforts to tackle the crises of drug addiction, housing insecurity and mental health are hamstrung by short-staffing and turnover caused by low pay

On May 15, 2023, frontline SEIU 1021members employed by nonprofits funded by the City and County of San Francisco rallied on the steps of San Francisco City Hall to call on city leaders to fund cost of living adjustments (COLAs).

The workers say poverty wages are causing excessive turnover and recruitment problems in programs dedicated to addressing the city’s problems with drug addiction, untreated mental health disorders, and homelessness.

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Relationships matter: SF VP Kristin Hardy on why our union gets active in politics

The midterm elections are right around the corner and SEIU 1021 members are fired up to talk to their friends, neighbors, and coworkers about the political candidates we are endorsing in this election. It is crucially important for our union to endorse and support candidates who are committed to the cause of working folks—it’s our opportunity to elect the people who approve our contracts, make decisions about funding our services, and set policies that dictate the future of our communities.

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We’ve ratified our MTA Service Critical agreement!

Last week, SEIU 1021 members working for the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency voted overwhelmingly by 96% to ratify our next contract. 

Along with City & County workers, who ratified their new agreement the week before, we won a 10% wage increase through a months-long #StaffUpSF campaign in partnership with other city unions. This new agreement includes significant progress on the priorities identified by members and will help recruit and retain staff to make our public services strong.

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“Where will our patients go?” Members vow to do everything possible to save Laguna Honda Hospital

Laguna Honda Hospital is San Francisco’s primary long-term care facility. The hospital provides San Franciscans with a complete continuum of care, including skilled nursing, rehabilitation, AIDS care, dementia services, hospice and acute care, as well as an adult day health care center and a senior nutrition program. It’s a remarkably unique facility, unlike virtually any other long-term care facility in the United States.

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MTA Service Critical TA informational meetings and voting details

We are excited to announce that our SEIU 1021 San Francisco MTA Service Critical bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement (TA) with SFMTA! Our TA includes significant progress on the priorities identified by members and will help recruit and retain staff to make our public services strong. 

The ratification vote will be held electronically using ElectionBuddy from May 16 through May 20:

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Citywide TA informational meetings and voting details

We are excited to announce that our SEIU 1021 San Francisco Citywide bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement (TA) with the City! Our TA includes significant progress on the priorities identified by members and will help recruit and retain staff to make our public services strong. 

The ratification vote will be held electronically using ElectionBuddy from May 2 through May 10:

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San Francisco Citywide TA Summary

We are excited to announce that our SEIU 1021 San Francisco Citywide bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement (TA) with the City! Our TA includes significant progress on the priorities identified by members and will help recruit and retain staff to make our public services strong. 

We got to this TA as a result of years of advocating for stronger revenue and investment for public services, and by staying united with our union allies across San Francisco as we shared our collective message into the streets, in the news, and in our worksites.

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Equity adjustments for SF Citywide classifications

We are excited to announce that our SEIU 1021 San Francisco Citywide bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement (TA) with the City! Our TA includes significant progress on the priorities identified by members and will help recruit and retain staff to strengthen our public services. 

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TIME interviews SF City/County workers in national story about short-staffing in the public sector

A recent national story from TIME dives into the different ways that short-staffing in local public services impacts our communities. The story correctly points out that without workers, local governments and special districts struggle to provide crucial services such as safe drinking water, maintained roads and bridges, functioning public transit, properly staffed schools, and other vital functions like processing permits or administering social services.

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RNs & healthcare workers blow the whistle on the staffing crisis crippling SF General Hospital

On Thursday, March 10, Registered Nurses and healthcare workers at San Francisco General Hospital held a lunchtime rally to call attention to the staffing crisis that is plaguing city services and impacting patients and residents.

Over 100 hospital workers took part in the lunchtime rally, with many grabbing the bullhorn to share personal stories that highlight all of the ways they’ve seen patient care and hospital services suffer as a result of the chronic short-staffing and abuse of temporary workers.

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San Francisco City & County workers take their fight against short-staffing to a whole new level

The City and County of San Francisco has a staffing crisis. Decades of cutbacks have contributed to this crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made things worse than ever. Research indicates that the city has over 3,800 unfilled jobs, which forces members to do more with less and has potential impacts on service delivery for residents. Now, as SEIU 1021 members head to the bargaining table this year and the city continues to drag its heels on adequately staffing services, members are looking to turn up the heat on management.

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In a huge victory, San Francisco’s public workers secure the right to strike

In 2009, the City amended the Charter to deliberately rig the collective bargaining system in the City’s favor by creating an arbitrary deadline to complete contract negotiations and a harsh penalty for the unions and their members that do not meet the deadline. These changes to the Charter also made it effectively impossible for workers to use the strongest tool available to us – the right to strike – to advocate for ourselves and the community we serve. As a result, the scales have been tipped in management’s favor for years each time we go to the table to bargain a new contract.