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 (2019-2021)

Chapter meetings are always the last Wednesday of the month.

Download the City of Oakland Meeting Calendar with Zoom Links


City of Oakland Chapter Elections

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:

SEIU 1021
Attn: City of Oakland Chapter Elections 
100 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607


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.)


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

Two proud City of Oakland workers hold an SEIU 1021 poster and the letter our members delivered to Sabrina Landreth.

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.


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.


Public Budgets that Lift Up Public Programs and Working Families

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.


The City Is on the Attack
It’s Time to Step Up and Fight Back!

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.


What are the workplace issues you’re facing?
Citywide Worksite Meetings

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
7101 Edgewater
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Wed., April 24
Downtown, FOP
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Wed., May 8
Main Library
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Fill Out Your Bargaining Survey

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.


Join the Contract Action Team

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:


Stand Up for a Good Contract

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

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!


SEIU 1021 City of Oakland Members: Meet Your Elected Bargaining Team

The City of Oakland Bargaining Team: Lorenzo Brown, KOCB (front), Jeffery Haymon, OPD (1st VP, back), Sarina Baldwin, Finance,, George Henderson, Parks & Rec, Hugo Velazquez, Sewers, Sharia Lewis, HHS (back), Lina Hernandez, Libraries (front), Kent McNab, OPD (middle), Frankie Izzo, Head Start (front), Dwight McElroy, DOT (back), Ivan Satterfield, KOCB (Elected COPE Delegate, back), Michael Pandolfo, DOT (Parking) (2nd VP, front), Eddie Simlin, OPD (back), Felipe Cuevas, DOT (Chapter President), David Velez, Building & Planning (Chapter Treasurer), Steven Lavoie, Libraries (back), Ronald Bryant, DOT, Tim Glasper, Public Works (middle), Justin Walker, Fire (back), Mariano Rojo, Building & Planning (front). Not able to attend: Julian Taizan, Animal Control.

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.