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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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Workers Take Action to Stop Harassment and Discrimination 

On March 7, more than 1,000 San Francisco workers and community allies protested in front of the headquarters of the SF Municipal Transportation Agency and the city’s Human Resources Department to demand City Administrators take immediate action to stop sexual harassment and end gender discrimination across city departments. 

The rally comes after city ombudsman Dolores Blanding released a report detailing allegations of bullying, verbal abuse, discrimination, and sexual harassment within city departments. 

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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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We Are SEIU 1021 – Qing Yi Feng
San Francisco City Hall Custodial Assistant Supervisor

Each week we’ll feature every day heroes: SEIU 1021 members who care for our sick and elderly, educate our children, keep our cities moving, and ensure that courts work for everyone.

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“When I found out I would be working in City Hall after completing a custodial training program, I was really happy. I never thought I could work at a place like this—San Francisco City Hall.