City of Oakland

SEIU 1021

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 (2022 -2025)

Chapter meetings are always the last Wednesday of the month.


Interfaith In the Park: A Community-Building Event for Deep East Oakland
Saturday, June 24: Noon - 3 p.m., Arroyo Viejo Park Amphitheater, 7701 Krause Ave.

Interfaith in the Park is a great opportunity for community building, spiritual healing, and outreach as One Oakland. The Interfaith in the Park event will provide free safety, wellness, and job resources to our leaders in Deep East Oakland. There will be music, food, remarks from the Mayor, and a meet and greet with the new City Administrator. 


Support the Mayor’s Budget
Monday, June 26, 2:30 p.m. @ City Hall

Mayor Sheng Thao’s historic budget puts City workers and the community first. It values Oakland’s workforce and strives to maintain the services Oakland residents need, with investments in affordable housing, youth programs, clean, safe streets, and public safety. 

Come to City Council on Monday to speak up for good City jobs with no cuts!


Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, March 29, 5:30 p.m., 100 Oak St., First Floor Meeting Room

As the City’s ransomware attack continues, we’re working hard to make sure all members get their payroll issues resolved and that their rights are protected. Come to our meeting for updates about this and more!

To make sure you get dinner, RSVP to our Member Resource Center at 1-877-687- 1021 by Monday, March 27.

Tell them you are RSVPing for the City of Oakland general membership meeting and purple swag door prize.

Meeting Agenda:


Our SEIU 1021 COVID Leave Expires March 31

During our last contract negotiations, SEIU 1021 members fought for and won an additional five (5) days of COVID leave for full-time workers. Parttime workers have pro-rated days of leave based on their schedules. This leave expires on March 31, and cannot be used after that time. To access this leave, visit the City’s website at the following link and click on “SEIU SPSL Certification”:


Data breach and payroll update

Dear SEIU 1021 City of Oakland member:

The situation with the City’s ransomware attack, data breach, and payroll issues is still ongoing and evolving. We are continuing to meet regularly with them to resolve this and protect our members. Here is what we know for now:


Data Breach And Payroll Update

Dear SEIU 1021 City of Oakland member:

We have continued to meet with the City about their data breach and payroll plans. We have reported to them that our members have had their information compromised, and demanded to review any communications they will be issuing.


SEIU 1021 members celebrate Oakland’s historic new mayor, Sheng Thao

Sheng Thao was inaugurated as Oakland’s mayor last week, and SEIU 1021 was on the scene. The former City Council member has been a familiar face at SEIU 1021 events including our recent holiday toy drive, and her term as mayor is an exciting moment for working people across the Bay Area and a tremendous opportunity for working people, with a pro-worker mayor of Oakland.


Come meet Mayor-elect Sheng Thao at 100 Oak St. Thursday, December 8 from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Help make our 2022 SEIU 1021 toy drive a success for Bay Area families

Join SEIU 1021, IFPTE Local 21, and nonprofit community partners around Northern California in filling up a school bus (gracefully loaned from Hayward Unified School District) with thousands of toys for children in underserved communities. In the past five years alone, the SEIU 1021 Toy Drive has successfully collected and distributed more than 10,000 toys. Due to the effects of the pandemic and inflation, we anticipate this year’s requests for toys will be higher than ever, so please contribute if you’re able. 


SEIU 1021 welcomes Oakland’s next mayor, Sheng Thao

Wednesday, November 23, SEIU 1021 joined many Oakland residents at City Hall to welcome Sheng Thao as Oakland’s next mayor. Thao is a longtime friend of working people, having served on Oakland City Council for District 4 since 2018 and as City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan’s chief of staff before that.


Don’t Forget to Request Time Off to Vote!
California Law Allows You to Take Up to Two Hours Off to Vote Without Losing Pay

POLLS ARE OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M. EACH ELECTION DAY  If you are scheduled to be at work during that time and you do not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote at a statewide election, California law allows you to take up to two hours off to vote, without losing any pay. You may take as much time as you need to vote, but only two hours of that time will be paid. Your time off for voting can be only at the beginning or end of your regular work shift, whichever allows the most free time for voting and the least time off from your regular working shift, unless you make another arrangement with your employer. If three working days before the election you think you will need time off to vote, you must notify your employer at least two working days prior to the election.


(Tuesday, November 8)

 If you are scheduled to be at work during that time and you do not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote at a statewide election, California law allows you to take up to two hours off to vote, without losing any pay. 

You may take as much time as you need to vote, but only two hours of that time will be paid. 


We Need YOUR Help!
To Fix the Way Discipline Works for Civilians in the Police Department

Currently, SEIU 1021 civilian, non-sworn members who work in OPD are subject to discipline through the Internal Affairs department.

This is wasteful and often unfair. Internal Affairs should be investigating sworn officers, not our members.

The City has agreed to work with us to reform and revise the Civilian Disciplinary Process: and we need your help to do it!

We’re looking for some volunteers to help us craft our proposals before we meet with the City. If you’re interested, or if you have questions, please ask:


Vote to choose your boss this November!

Most SEIU 1021 members are in the public sector, working for cities, counties, special districts, schools, courts, and other public entities. Since these entities are overseen by elected officials, it’s our job as union members to find and support officials who will support us, our work, and our priorities across Northern California. In Oakland, one such official is City Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas, who is running for re-election now. SEIU Local 1021 has endorsed her, and Felipe Cuevas, the City of Oakland chapter’s president, had this to say about her.


SEIU 1021 Shows Up to Support Sheng Thao for Oakland Mayor

Oakland is at a political crossroads, with long-time mayor Libby Schaaf not eligible to run again after serving two terms, and three City Council seats up for election in Districts 2, 4 and 6. District 4’s current representative Sheng Thao is running for Mayor, and she kicked off her campaign on Saturday with plenty of support from SEIU 1021.