City of Richmond
Electing three strong progressives to City Council means we finally have representatives who will stand up to Mayor Tom Butt’s bad ideas and misguided priorities.
Claudia Jimenez, Gayle McLaughlin, and Melvin Willis will put working families first and won’t try to balance the budget on City workers’ backs. With our community partners, including ACCE, APEN, IFPTE Local 21, and the Contra Costa County Labor Council, we helped elect these candidates and pass Measure U, a progressive business tax. These wins will make Richmond a better, fairer city.
Richmond Residents Deserve Services & City of Richmond Workers Deserve a New Contract
That’s Why We ALL Need to VOTE
We have to stop the Mayor’s cruel service cuts and get a fair contract. The only way we can do this is increase City revenue and elect City Council members who will stand up to Mayor Butt and big coal and put Richmond’s working families first.
Vote for the following revenue measures:
- YES on Richmond’s Measure U
- YES on Prop 15 (Schools & Communities First)
Support these candidates for City Council:
Our contract expires on June 30. The City’s plan for us is: extensive furloughs and expensive employee contributions to medical benefits, while they still sit on seventeen million dollars of unspent reserves. This is an all-hands-on-deck situation and we need everybody to step up and get involved.
Our contract expires on June 30, and our elected Bargaining Team has met with the City’s representatives twice, but they still have not made us an offer!
With less than a week before City Council must by law pass a balanced budget, we have yet to receive any written proposal from the City of Richmond’s negotiating team.
It’s not just us, either: the City has not even met with our labor allies in IFPTE Local 21!
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is wrecking the City’s budget. They said they had a deficit of $29 million, and they proposed to fix that problem the same way they always do: cutting services to the public and laying us off. According to the Mayor, “everything is on the table,” which means we’re on the chopping block.
Working in partnership with other unions, including Local 21, the police, and the firefighters, we closed their budget gap from $29 million to under $6 million, completely without service cuts, furloughs, or layoffs.
Come to the Membership Meeting
Thursday, January 16: 12:15 p.m., Richmond Auditorium (403 Civic Center Plaza)
- Bargaining Update
- Meet the New Lead Negotiator
- Field Rep Update
- Lunch Will Be Provided
Don’t Forget to Purple Up Every Tuesday!
Our Strength Comes from Our Solidarity
SEIU 1021 Richmond Members Are Standing Up for a Fair Contract
After meeting with City negotiators and rallying to send City Council a strong message, we have three important updates for SEIU 1021 City of Richmond members.
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