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.


Final Response to Election Challenge

This Election Committee was convened at the start of 2020 to engage and hold a Chapter Officer Election for the City of Oakland in a vote that would have concluded in March. On March 17, the State of California entered a statewide Shelter In Place order due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The nomination proceedings were due to conclude on the 19th with an in-person meeting to review all nomination forms and eligibility of the candidates.


Chapter Elections Results

Dear City of Oakland Co-Worker:

Our elections have concluded, and the results are below. 

420 votes were cast.

Candidate: Votes, Percentage

Felipe Ortega De Cuevas 250, 59.50%
Tim Glasper: 170, 40.50%

First Vice‐President
Candidate: Votes, Percentage

Michael Pandolfo: 318, 100.00%

Votes tallied: 318
Abstentions: 102

Candidate: Votes, Percentage


Chapter Officer Candidate List

The candidates for our upcoming chapter elections are as follows:


  • Tim Glasper 
  • Felipe Ortega De Cuevas

1st VP: 

  • Michael Pandolfo 

2nd VP: 

  • None


  • Frankie Izzo 


  • Angelica Lopez 

Chief Steward: 


Know Your Rights
Stay Safe at Work

Your union has become aware of health and safety concerns in the City of Oakland, including concerns outside of those normally associated with the work performed in Police and Fire Emergency Communications and Public Works.

We have met with the City, and made it clear to them that the health and safety of our members and their families is a non-negotiable priority. It is the responsibility of every one of us to watch out for any unsafe or unhealthy work assignments, and to speak up when they happen. Here’s how to do that:


When We Fight, We Win!
When We Stand with the Community, They Stand with Us

Dog in a car near signs reading NO MORE CUTS and SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES FIRST

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Oakland administration has tried to attack our union. Before coming to the bargaining table, they cut the hours of our ‘temporary, part-time’ members and threatened mass layoffs of permanent workers. Only through a long campaign were we able to beat back the Mayor’s attack and force her to take her further concessions off the table.


The Mayor Wants to Balance Her Budget On Our Backs, with TPT Layoffs, Up to 26 Days of Furloughs, Delayed COLAs, Postponed Step Increases, and More — We Say “No Way!”

As most of our members know, Mayor Libby Schaaf and her administration pre-emptively laid off our temporary, part-time workforce, and then came to us and proposed that we accept even MORE cuts.

We have not agreed to any such cuts. With one voice, we have told the Mayor and her staff, again and again, that we do not agree with their position that any cuts are necessary. 


An Update and a Call to Action
May 8, 2020

Please Join Us to Show the City That We Are United Tuesday, May 16 5:30 p.m. Car Caravan Around Lake Merritt

Dear City of Oakland co-worker:

This week has mostly been more of the same from the City of Oakland. They have implemented plans that hurt workers without planning or meeting with the workers in advance, they have engaged in dishonest budgeting that seems more interested in hiding money than using it, and they abruptly cancelled a City Council meeting where important votes were scheduled to deal with the pandemic and appoint the new City Administrator. 

This update covers three items: 


May 1, 2020

Good afternoon, SEIU 1021 City of Oakland members, 
I want to provide an update on various items about the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Union’s involvement.  So far, the city has been doing close to the minimum and the union has advocated for more family-friendly and worker-friendly policies as well as addressing PPE and safety concerns. We have won quite a lot from the City so far, but there are more battles ahead.


Join Our Car Caravan
Around Lake Merritt, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, @ 5:30 p.m.

 Show Up for City Services 


 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.


SEIU 1021 City of Oakland Chapter Elections Paused

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