City of Richmond

SEIU 1021

City of Richmond Chapter, SEIU Local 1021
2021 Chapter Board & Bargaining Team Elections: Election Notice & Method of Nominations

These elections will determine Chapter Board Officers and Bargaining Team members as follows:

Chapter Board Officers

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Chief Steward
  • COPE Coordinator/Delegate

The term of office shall be for two (2) years, ending on March 31, 2023.

Bargaining Team


We did it!

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

Support these candidates for City Council:  Claudia Jimenez; Gayle McLaughlin; Melvin Willis.

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:


Richmond Bargaining Update: June 24, 2020

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!


Emergency Chapter Meeting
Monday, June 22, 6 p.m. Zoom Call

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