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City of Oakland

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 City of Oakland Memorandum of Understanding (2019-2021)

Chapter meetings are always the last Wednesday of the month.

Download the City of Oakland Meeting Calendar with Zoom Links

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INFORMATIONAL PICKET: THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 12 PM at OAKLAND CITY HALL

Contracts for IFPTE Local 21, SEIU 1021, IBEW 1245 and CMEA all expire on June 30th. Tell the City to settle our contract now!

The City of Oakland has over 700 unfilled jobs, impacting vital public services. In order to fully staff our city services, we need to attract and retain employees with fair and competitive wage increases. We deserve market equity adjustments, improvements to our telecommuting, COVID protections, protected benefits and an end to the abuse of so-called “temporary, part-time” workers.

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City of Oakland Chapter Action Team Meeting
Via Zoom

Monday, June 13, 5:30 p.m.
Dial 1-669-900-6833
Enter Meeting ID: 839 0487 9078

Or Click: https://seiu1021.zoom.us/j/83904879078

Help us plan new actions and turn out people for an important City Council meeting on Thursday, June 16, at 10 a.m. to tell Council “We need to staff up Oakland NOW!”

This Council meeting will be a make-or- break moment for a strong contract with fair wages, improved medical benefits with a higher dental cap and no employee contributions.

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SEIU 1021 Fights For Higher Wages and Safer Workplace Conditions, While the City Refuses to Budge

City of Oakland management countered our wage proposal with 3% per year for three years, 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.

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Final Election Results

Thank you for turning out to vote in our chapter election. We had a close, competitive election, and the Election Committee conducted a thorough recount, and no challenges were filed by Thursday, April 21, per our rules. The final election results are below.

Results:

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Has COVID-19 Cost You Your Leave?
Tell Us Your Story!

SEIU 1021 members in the City of Oakland have shown up to work and shown out for the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us have been forced to use our leave during the pandemic for many reasons: when working conditions were unsafe, or when our families needed us at home, or other reasons.

If you have lost leave during the pandemic, please tell your story below: your information will be kept strictly private and never shared without your permission. We are asking for this information so we can fight for better leave options from the City.

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UPDATED City of Oakland Chapter Officer and Supplemental Bargaining Team Election Notice

SEIU LOCAL 1021 CITY OF OAKLAND CHAPTER 

NOTICE OF 2022 ELECTION

Governed by SEIU Local 1021 Chapter Bylaws Template

 

Chapter Officer Positions Open for Election:

All Chapter Officers Shall Serve Two-year Terms (The term of office for these officers shall end March 31, 2024). The member running for office must have been a member in good standing for at least one (1) year and be employed within a bargaining unit represented by the Chapter.

 

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Chapter Officer and Supplemental Bargaining Team Election Notice

SEIU LOCAL 1021 CITY OF OAKLAND CHAPTER 

NOTICE OF 2022 ELECTION

Governed by SEIU Local 1021 Chapter Bylaws Template

 

Chapter Officer Positions Open for Election:

All Chapter Officers Shall Serve Two-year Terms (The term of office for these officers shall end March 31, 2024). The member running for office must have been a member in good standing for at least one (1) year and be employed within a bargaining unit represented by the Chapter.

 

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Bargaining Update for Week of February 21, 2022

Bargaining Update

Your elected bargaining team has been working to schedule meetings with the City. The City was waiting for their new Employee Relations Manager to start work, which he was scheduled to do today, and we expect to have bargaining sessions scheduled quickly. In the meantime, please make sure to fill out your bargaining survey! You can fill it out online at the link below, or request a hard copy from a bargaining team member or field representative Julio Corral.

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Know Your Rights to Stay Safe at Work

Section 13.3 of our contract with the City protects us against unsafe work. If there is an immediate risk to you, a co-worker, or the public, you may refuse to begin or continue a work assignment.

Section 13.3 of our contract with the City protects us against unsafe work. If there is an immediate risk to you, a co-worker, or the public, you may refuse to begin or continue a work assignment. If you feel that you are being told to do something unsafe, inclduing something that would expose you to the risk of contracting COVID-19, follow these steps:

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City of Oakland Members Stick Together and Fight off an Attack on Their Rights

Oakland Chief Steward Dwight McElroy speaks at the Rally for Black Lives on June 13 in Oakland.

For years, the City of Oakland had a simple, common-sense approach to drug and alcohol use: if a worker was thought to be impaired at work or under the influence, they would be sent for testing. However, in recent years, some members of the City’s administration started to try to impose a new standard, with a long list of specific job classifications and reduced flexibility for departments. Worst of all, the testing under the new policy was a urine test that would show only the presence of cannabis in the worker’s system, not impairment.

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City Vaccine Policy Negotiations Update

The City has recently announced that they intend to implement a new COVID-19 vaccine policy, with City workers required to submit their vaccination status and exemptions available for religious and medical reasons. This policy is a change in our working conditions, so the City is required to meet and confer with us over the changes. 

We have met three times so far with the City, and have more meetings on the schedule. There are still open issues and we are still meeting, but we wanted to make sure everyone was updated on what’s going on.

So far: 

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1021 Members Stick Together and Notch Big Wins Across the East Bay

SEIU 1021 members rally outside Richmond's City Hall in support of a strong contract and city services.

In Richmond and Oakland, 1021 members have seen the power of unity pay off. Oakland’s Head Start program, which offers free early childhood education and family services to low-income residents, was scheduled to take big cuts, including closing three locations. Members and community partners spoke out against these cuts, and Oakland’s City Council voted to allocate money to keep the Franklin, Arroyo Viejo, and Tassafaronga sites open, without cuts or layoffs.