|Elected by Acclamation||Monique Chaney-Williams||Alameda County Area Representative|
|Elected by Acclamation||Felipe Cuevas||Alameda County Area Representative|
|Elected by Acclamation||Richard Thoele||Alameda|
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.
Yesterday, 32,000 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)
teachers went on strike for the first time in nearly three
decades. Walking on rain-soaked picket lines, thousands of
parents, students, and allies joined teachers in our country’s
second-largest school district to speak out
against austerity measures and increased privatization in
our public school system.
This past weekend, Maria Mendoza Sanchez, registered nurse at Alameda Health System and SEIU 1021 member, arrived home after being separated from her family, her coworkers, and the job she loved for more than a year.
“We are overjoyed to be welcoming Maria home. She is a part of our community, an asset to Highland Hospital, and to our Oncology unit especially,” said Veronica Perez, an RN in the Highland Oncology unit. Maria was welcomed home by her children and her coworkers she arrived at the airport this past Saturday.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California released the following statement from SEIU California and SEIU 1021 President Roxanne Sanchez on the decision in Texas v. US:
In 2014, the City of Hayward claimed contract negotiations had broken down, and unilaterally imposed a contract on its employees. Workers united in SEIU 1021 never stopped fighting this unfair, one-way decision, and took the case all the way to PERB, the Public Employment Relations Board.
Because of this ongoing, determined effort, the City has settled, agreeing to pay back, with interest, all SEIU 1021 employees of the City of Hayward who lost wages and benefits during the contract imposition period (from February 2, 2014 to June 30, 2015).
Three months ago, SEIU 1021 members joined a 9-union coalition to
negotiate with Contra Costa County and put an end to runaway
healthcare costs. The campaign used strength in numbers to win a
new contract with guarantees for a fairer healthcare
cost-share with the County, increased wages for the next three
years, a seat at the table with the County and health plan
providers to keep premium increases in check, and much more.
Earlier today dozens of workers who provide care services to seniors, children, people with disabilities, and the homeless testified before the SF Board of Supervisors and moved them to raise wages under the city’s Minimum Compensation Ordinance.
Child Care Center to Be Built for SEIU 1021 City Workers
Affordable, Accessible Child Care Plan Moves Forward
During our last contract negotiations, the City tried to go back on its word and informed us that they would not provide the child care center that our contracts, both Citywide and RNs, had included.
We took action to enforce our contracts and hold the City accountable. We filed grievances and, in arbitration, the City was found to have violated our contract.