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Standing Up for a City for All

City Workers, Housing Advocates and Gig Workers March from San Francisco City Hall to Uber Headquarters to Deliver Message for Gig Companies to Stop Shortchanging Public Services

In a city as absurdly rich as San Francisco, there is no reason for thousands of families to be left behind. The City is experiencing unprecedented wealth. Last year alone, city revenues were up to more than $10 Billion.

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Workers Speak Out to Stop the Abuse of Temporary, At-Will Workers

On April 4th at SF City Hall, over 75 members of SEIU 1021 and IFPTE Local 21 lined up for public comment to ask the SF Board of Supervisors Government Audit & Oversight Committee to stop the abuse of temporary and exempt workers city workers. Temporary and exempt workers lack job security, and most workers have fewer benefits and protections.

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Stopping the Privatization of Public Housing

“We’re more than workers of the Housing Authority. Many of us are former residents. This isn’t just a job for us. It’s our community. We owe it to the residents who are struggling to get by to fight for it,” said Carol Homes who works as an eligibility worker at the San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) “Handing it over to some private organization isn’t the answer.”

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Sonoma County Workers Fight for a Fair Contract

Tuesday, March 12th, hundreds of Sonoma County workers gathered for a rally and swarmed the County Administration building where members of the Board of Supervisors were meeting regarding the contract negotiations.

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Mendocino College Workers Stand Up for Community Needs Over Administrators’ Greed
Top college district administrators keep wages down, while inflating their own salaries.

On January 24, Mendocino Lake Community College District (MLCCD) Classified and Temporary workers picketed at the college campus in Ukiah to protest unnecessary takeaways, including workers’ ability to use earned time off in cases of extended illness or injury. 

Top administrators have inflated their own salaries while trying to hold down wages for faculty and staff, and replace good jobs with temporary positions that lack benefits.

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Highland Hospital Nurse at Tonight’s State of the Union Address

SEIU 1021 member and Highland oncology nurse Maria Mendoza Sanchez will join Congress tonight at the State of the Union address . In 2017 Maria was deported by the Trump administration and torn away from her children. After a grueling time in Mexico, she applied for a skilled worker visa, and was recently accepted for return home to the United States. 
 
Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee invited Maria to be her guest at tonight’s address to bring to light the negative impact of the Trump administration’s hardline immigration policies. 
 

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Workers Take to the Streets to Disrupt Inequality

Across the country, workers are rising up to hold leaders and corporations to account for starving and dismantling public services and public school districts. In Northern California, our members in San Francisco and Oakland have taken to the streets tofight for working families and our communities.

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Oakland Teachers Ratify a Contract and End Historic 7-Day Strike

On Sunday, March 3rd, members of Oakland Educators Association (OEA) voted to approve a contract that gets teachers on the path to better raises and smaller class sizes. The contract ratification ended a 7-day strike that united the community.

Teachers, classified workers, and students continue to speak out against the District’s cuts to programs and staff. Hundreds of students, joined by community allies, filled the Board meeting on March 4th.

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End the Government Shutdown

America is the land of opportunity, a loving and accepting country where families come first and people who are seeking safety in our country are treated with compassion. 

SEIU members have rallied from Sacramento to Washington, D.C. to stand up for these values and to call on the President and Congress to respect the priorities of working people and reopen the government.