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.
“I’m calling members, texting people I know, pulling on people’s
ears to educate them on the importance of Sonoma County’s Measure
M,” said Michael Stanford, who works in Sonoma County Parks “I
tell them that if they love the great outdoors and want more
parkland with more trails, and also want to create green union
jobs, they should vote yes.”
Measure M, if approved by voters, will raise funds for county and city parks throughout Sonoma County, bringing in approximately $11.5 million dollars annually to the parks system.
Stopping Threats to Healthcare and Social Services Programs
Newly-Proposed Public Charge Rule Change Targets Working Families and Low Income Immigrants
On September 27, Asian Health Services workers joined community leaders to condemn the newly-proposed public charge rule that would make it impossible for working people and low-income immigrants who participate in healthcare and social services programs to receive a green card.
Alameda Health System (AHS) employees took their fight for better patient care to the streets in front of the joint meeting of the AHS Board of Trustees and Alameda County Board of Supervisors on September 25. Workers from Highland Hospital, Fairmont Hospital, John George Psychiatric Pavilion, Wellness Centers, and more joined community allies to stand against patient care cuts proposed by AHS administrators.
Fall classes at Santa Clara University (SCU) start this week, and
faculty and students are ramping up their organizing efforts.
They’re urging Father Engh, the president of Santa Clara
University, and the Board of Trustees to reverse their decision
denying faculty a free and fair process to unionize.