City of Oakland
Show Up for City Services
NO CUTS DURING COVID
Starting at 5, come to the parking lot next to the Lucky Supermarket (207 E 18th St, Oakland) and we will put a poster on your car for visibility! (Or put a purple t-shirt on your back right window.) Then we will circle the lake clockwise (lake on your right) to show that we’re united in opposition to the current layoffs of our temporary, part-time co-workers and the Mayor’s threatened further cuts.
We will be observing all social distancing protocols for this action.
If You’re a TPT Who Gets a Release or Layoff Notice, Contact Your Steward, Field Rep, or Chapter Officer IMMEDIATELY
We're Fighting Back Against the City
As some of you know, the City has been sending “release” notices to some of our temporary part-time (TPT) co-workers. These notices are illegal:
Covid-19 Update: Fighting to Keep Our City Safe and Healthy
SEIU 1021 City of Oakland Chapter Update
Your union is meeting regularly with City administration to keep
our members and our community safe and healthy. Today, we met
with the City to determine which workers will be identified as
essential vs. non-essential, and we will be meeting with them
Due to the shutdown over the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Oakland Chapter elections will be suspended until further notice.
Once the City opens for regularly scheduled business, we will proceed with the chapter elections as planned, with a new timeline.
All nominations that were received will still be valid when we reconvene.
Thank you for understanding during this time where safety is our number-one goal.
—The Elections Committee
Rocky Brown — Headstart
Adelina Hernandez — Oakland Public Library
Courtney Holmes — Public Works
Per SEIU 1021 bylaws, the election for Chapter Officers will take place on March 26, 27 and 30, 2020. You must be a member to vote or to nominate a candidate. To nominate yourself or someone else, complete the nomination form and mail it or deliver it in person to:
Attn: City of Oakland Chapter Elections
100 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607
We Have Reached a Tentative Agreement With the City of Oakland
Voting Will Take Place October 29 - 31: Vote Count November 1, 100 Oak St., 10 a.m.
This is a two-year contract: July 1, 2019 – June 30,
New highlights include:
INFO PICKET Wed., Sep. 25, Noon
14th & Broadway -- Purple Up and Join SEIU 1021 and IFPTE Local 21 As We Speak Out for a Fair Contract
City workers love Oakland. But many city workers are doing the jobs of two or three people because the City Administration refuses to solve the understaffing crisis. There are more than 600 unfilled vacancies across the city, and it’s stretching us thin and depriving Oakland’s residents of the services they deserve.
We’re dedicated, but enough is enough. Join us as we rally to improve public services and build an Oakland for everyone.
RSVP to the MRC 1-877-687-1021 and we will see you there!
(Lunch will be provided.)
Contract Action Team Meeting
Thursday, September 12
100 Oak St., Oakland
2nd Floor Open Area
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
We are meeting to plan our next set of actions and work on
outreach. ALL City of Oakland 1021 members are welcome!
Come out and help us build on our last successful action, a unity break downtown.
Rally to Celebrate All City Workers Do for Oakland at Art & Soul
Saturday, July 27, 2019: 1 PM – 1:30 PM
City of Oakland Workers Are the Heart and Soul of Our City
RSVP to Julio Corral at Julio.Corral@seiu1021.org—first 100 RSVPs will receive a free ticket to Art & Soul after our rally!
Current Tentative Agreements
To Learn More and to Get Involved, Come to the General Membership Meeting: Wed., July 31, 5 p.m., 100 Oak St.
After months of bargaining, the City has still never increased their economic offer that would make City workers poorer and put them further behind the region’s increasing cost of living, and they continue to try to roll back the internal hiring processes established in section 14.7 of our contract. Your elected Bargaining Team is continuing to meet with the City and a mediator, and have bargaining sessions scheduled in July and August.
Tell the City to Come Back to the Table
COME TO CITY COUNCIL’S CLOSED SESSION: TUESDAY, JULY 16 1:30 P.M., at CITY HALL
Two weeks ago, the City’s representatives walked away from the bargaining table, claiming negotiations were at an impasse. This claim was a lie: we were hard at work, passing proposals and counterproposals, so we immediately filed an unfair labor practice charge against them.
On Monday, City Council passed a budget. The budget didn’t address our issues adequately, and on Tuesday, our members stormed City Hall with Local 21 and delivered a message to City Administrator Sabrina Landreth: get your representatives back to the table, and tell them to bargain in good faith.
Come to the General Membership Meeting Next Wednesday, June 26, starting at 5 p.m. at 100 Oak St.
Wednesday, June 26: 5 p.m. Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Meeting
- Bargaining Update
- Staff Update from Field Rep – J. Corral
- Political Landscape and Moving Forward
- Open Forum
We Will NOT Allow the City to Make Threats or Sabotage Our Bargaining Process
Stand Up to the Mayor's Bullying at City Hall, Tuesday, June 18, at 5 p.m.
The City is trying to scare our members by threatening layoffs and falsely claiming bargaining is at impasse: We need to show we will NOT be intimidated.
City Administration took two outrageous actions this week, emailing our members and threatening them with layoffs for supporting City Council President Rebecca Kaplan’s budget and then claiming contract negotiations are at an impasse.
Step Up for Your Contract: Tuesday, June 18, 5 p.m., City Hall
Our Strength Comes from our Numbers: We Need EVERYONE to Come to This City Council Meeting and Stand Up for Services for the City
Come Tell City Council:
- Pass the People’s Budget
- Reject the Mayor’s lies and threats
- Fund the services the city needs and the workers who provide those services
Come whenever you can: this meeting will go late, and we need you whenever you can show up.
Rally for City Services And City Jobs: Monday, June 10, 4 p.m. City Hall
If You Want a Fair Contract, You MUST Show Up And Speak Up
City of Oakland Workers Work Hard
The Mayor’s Budget Doesn’t Work at All
The Mayor’s Proposed Budget:
As cities, counties, schools, and other public agencies finalize their budgets, workers who provide vital services are speaking out and ensuring that elected officials are prioritizing programs that put working families first.
At budget forums across city, Oakland workers are standing up to tell City Council members that homelessness, affordable housing, and cleaner, safer streets are priorities for everyone who lives and works in the city, and that these problems demand restored staffing and funding levels.
On Friday, May 3, your elected Bargaining Team met with the City.
From Day 1 of negotiations, the City’s high-priced consultants have ignored our wage proposals, blown off our suggestions for improving services to the people of Oakland, and wasted time on “correcting” or “clarifying” things in our contract that were perfectly clear and didn’t need any corrections.
Find a Budget Forum in Your District
Show Up and Tell Your Councilmember: Make City Workers a Priority
Redwood Heights Recreation Center
3883 Aliso Ave.
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Oakland Zoo, Zimmerman Auditorium
SEIU 1021 City of Oakland Update on Worksite Wins and Accomplishments
Bold Actions and Constant Effort Get Big Wins
The members of SEIU 1021’s City of Oakland Chapter have been hard at work building on the gains of our last contract and standing up for public services to make sure our communities thrive, with our members leading the way. Our democratically chosen priorities and successes we have had are below.
Meet your elected Bargaining Team to discuss the issues you’re facing. As we kick off our negotiations, communications is key. Speak out about the issues that you and your coworkers are facing and that we must take on with management.
Wed., April 10
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Wed., April 24
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Wed., May 8
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.