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.
Don’t miss the lineup of inspiring speakers and workshops at our upcoming member convention in Concord, CA on Sept 22-23. All SEIU 1021 members are invited. Register here by the August 20th deadline.
On July 27, Brian Klovski got a call from his boss that a
mandatory evacuation was in place due to a massive wildfire, and
it was spreading fast. “We train throughout the year to prepare
for calls like that. Within hours, we got to work to
help evacuees displaced by the Mendocino Complex Fires with
Brian works for the Health and Human Services Department helping coordinate homeless services throughout the Mendocino County. During a countywide disaster, he leads the Mendocino County Care and Shelter Team.
Solidarity and Member-Led Actions Lead to Greater Safety Measures at the City of Berkeley
After a tremendous show of solidarity from their fellow City of Berkeley coworkers, community leaders, and members of other unions, a citywide strike was averted in the late hours of Friday, June 15.
Days leading up to their contract expiration, Berkeley workers held actions almost every day, often drawing hundreds of workers and their families to rallies. From solid waste workers, analysts, parking enforcement officers, clerical staff to librarians and public nurses, workers came out in full force and assembled picket signs in the city hall lobby. They brought together local elected leaders, members from IBEW, AFSCME 3299, Local 1, and IAFF 1277, and fellow SEIU 1021 members from other chapters to join them in a fight for a fair and equitable contract.
AHS tried to force RNs, LVNs, and CNAs at the Fairmont Skilled
Nursing Facility to do a Schedule Rebid. Management’s plan
included a reduction in total patient care hours, and would
turn many full-time workers into part-time or
temporary. Today members at the Fairmont Skilled
Nursing Facility protested the rebid and many workers
refused to sign on to the scheme to cut care and cut worker