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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.
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.
“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.”
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.
Santa Clara University Faculty and Allies Rally Outside the Golden Circle Fundraiser to say “Let Us Unionize. Let us Vote!”
On January 19, 2019 at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts,more than 100 faculty, students and community supporters were outside the black-tie Golden Circle fundraiser in support of SCU adjuncts and lecturers voting on whether or not to join together in a union.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.