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City of Berkeley Legislative Aides win a voice at work by joining SEIU 1021

Last night, Berkeley Legislative Aides employed by the City Council submitted a petition to the Berkeley Personnel Board calling for the same collective voice that other city workers enjoy. After successfully making their case to the Personnel Board, these 17 workers became the newest members of the Berkeley Community Service Chapter of SEIU 1021.

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Environmental Services workers at Alameda Health System fight back against layoffs—and win.

When Alameda Health System began notifying people of layoffs, workers knew how damaging it would be for patient care across the County’s hospitals and health services—and they began organizing to take action at the upcoming Board of Trustees meeting.

Flanked by over 30 coworkers and supporters in scrubs and purple union shirts, EVS worker Donn DesBoine told the AHS Board of Trustees at their September meeting, “Sometimes there’s one housekeeper to a floor…If the layoffs happen, there’s no care for infection control…[and] the patients are going to be affected.” 

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SEIU 1021 Endorsed Candidates Win November Election

SEIU 1021 members walked precincts and made phone calls for a handful of candidates in the City of Novato and San Francisco during this year’s November election. Members made a final Get-Out-The-Vote push for Chesa Boudin for District Attorney in San Francisco, and Susan Wernick and Amy Peel for the Novato City Council. All three candidates won.

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City of Oakland Workers Overwhelmingly Approve New Two-Year Contract

After nearly nine months of a hard-fought campaign, SEIU 1021 members of the City of Oakland chapter have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new two-year contract. Because of the unity showed by 1021 members, the City was forced to back down from their attempts to pull healthcare from City workers and to make it easier to hire their cronies instead of drawing from Oakland’s existing part-time workforce.  Workers will receive a 6% raise over the two years of the contract, and won improved contract language around health and safety.
 

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La Clínica Workers Fight Against Chronic Understaffing

On Monday, October 28 at noon, doctors, nurses, medical assistants and other staff at La Clínica de La Raza rallied outside clinics in three counties to demand management put an end to the chronic understaffing that prevents the delivery of safe patient care.

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Santa Clara County Workers On Strike

Since October 2, our SEIU 521 sisters and brothers working for Santa Clara County have been on strike for the first time in nearly 40 years. Santa Clara County workers are striking over the County’s Unfair Labor Practices (ULP), which hurt the ability of workers to provide top-notch services to their residents. 

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Agreement Reached to Save the Adult Residential Facility and Stop Displacement of Mentally Ill Residents in San Francisco

After months of protests aimed at protecting the residents of the Adult Residential Facility, members of SEIU 1021 and IFPTE Local 21, together with SF Supervisors Ronen and Haney, reached an agreement with the SF Department of Public Health and the Mayor London Breed to protect the facility and its severely mentally ill residents on October 11. 

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SEIU Members Question 2020 Candidates at the Unions For All Summit in LA

Over 1000 SEIU members, and workers not-yet-members from the Fight for $15 and a Union Campaign, gathered at the Unions For All Summit in Los Angeles on Oct. 3-6 to interview the 2020 presidential candidates and hear their plans for ensuring that every working American has the right to have a union.
 
At the heart of the ‘Unions for All’ demand is the idea that if everyone was in a union, working people would have the power and resources to achieve economic justice, eradicate anti-Black racism, fund public services and fix our environment.

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Oakland City Workers Fight To Fill 600 Vacant Positions

Oakland City Workers Fight To Fill 600 Vacant Positions

Over 400 Oakland City workers picketed outside City Hall on September 25. A sea of purple and blue shirts united in the streets as union members of SEIU Local 1021 and IFPTE Local 21 stopped traffic to send a message to the Mayor.

Oakland is facing a crisis and residents are being starved of city services.
 

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SEIU 1021 Healthcare Workers Join The Picket Line as RNs Strike at San Leandro Hospital

SEIU 1021 members stood on the picket line with Registered Nurses during their one-day strike at San Leandro Hospital on September 20. Nurses called out management’s unfair labor practices and bad faith bargaining after negotiations stalled.

John Pearson, ER nurse and SEIU 1021 chapter president of Alameda Health Systems, felt it was important to show solidarity with the Nurses.

“We are in the exact same fight with Alameda Health Systems and we know that management is going to treat us the same way during our contract negotiations.”