City of Oakland
SEIU 1021 & IFPTE Local 21 Strike Authorization Vote
October 22, 23 & 24: Locations and Times to Be Announced
After months of bargaining with Mayor Libby Schaaf and her administration, IFPTE Local 21 and SEIU 1021 members have proven that we won’t be divided, and we won’t stop fighting for a fair contract.
We stand together and reject the City administration’s:
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.
Your elected Bargaining Team is ready to negotiate for better public services and the best possible contract for the workers who provide those services.
First, we need to know what matters to you and what issues you think the Bargaining Team should prioritize.
The results of this survey will guide the Bargaining Team during the entire bargaining process. Please take time to fill this out and tell us what you think. Your input makes a difference.
It’s time to protect and improve our contract with the City.
We have elected a Bargaining Team to represent us in negotiations with City management, but strong contracts are won at every work site. Our ability to win depends on our willingness to act.
You can help us stand up and win by joining the Contract Action Team (CAT). CAT members from each department, at every work site, will:
Organize to Win
Your Contract Action Team Needs YOU!
Strong contracts are won by workers sticking together at every job site, not just at the bargaining table. Step up and get involved: email Julio.Corral@seiu1021.org.
Make a Statement: Show that SEIU 1021 members stand united and that we won’t sit down until we get a good contract.
Purple Up Every Friday
When we stand together, we win!
Your elected Bargaining Team met with the City for the first time on Wednesday, February 6. At the City’s suggestion, the parties discussed a possible two-year extension of the existing contract, which is set to expire on June 30, 2019. Discussions are continuing and no agreements have been reached.
Be on the lookout for future updates by email, our City of Oakland Chapter Member Facebook group, here on the SEIU 1021 website, and at your work site.
Congratulations to the winners of the elections to serve on the Bargaining Team from the Finance and Public Works departments. They join the Bargaining Team alongside the chapter officers and the candidates who ran unopposed.
The Chapter’s Executive Board will appoint representatives for the departments that had no candidates. The full Bargaining Team will be announced at the next General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, January 30, at 100 Oak St.
Bargaining Team Members