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Over 850 Behavioral Health and Clinic Workers to Join SEIU

More than 850 HealthRIGHT 360 clinic and behavioral healthcare workers have voted to unionize with the Service Employees International Union on December 16. Months of organizing culminated in the historic vote Monday night, with 73% of HR360 workers at over 100 clinics in Northern and Southern California choosing to unionize by signing authorization cards. The workers will join SEIU Local 1021 in the Bay Area and SEIU Locals 721 and 221 in Los Angeles and San Diego, respectively.

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SEIU 1021 Members Kick-off ‘Schools & Communities First’ Signature Gathering Drive

On Saturday, December 7,close to 100 SEIU 1021 members braved the rain to talk to voters and our neighbors about getting the Schools & Communities First initiative on the November 2020 ballot. 

“Corporations have been taking money out of our pockets—food out of the mouths of our children—for 40 years, and it’s time to change that. That’s why I’m here today,” said Andrea Mullarkey, SEIU 1021 member and Teen Librarian at the Berkeley Public Library.

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City of Berkeley Legislative Aides win a voice at work by joining SEIU 1021

Last night, Berkeley Legislative Aides employed by the City Council submitted a petition to the Berkeley Personnel Board calling for the same collective voice that other city workers enjoy. After successfully making their case to the Personnel Board, these 17 workers became the newest members of the Berkeley Community Service Chapter of SEIU 1021.

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La Clínica workers hit the sidewalk in a show of solidarity with their bargaining team

On the heels of a successful strike authorization vote, SEIU 1021 members at La Clínica de la Raza turned up the heat in their fight for a contract by holding a powerful unity break outside their offices on Wednesday, November 27. 

“For tens of thousands of families across Northern California, we are one of the only options people have for the health care they desperately need,” said Angel Valdez, Layout Graphic Designer and La Clínica SEIU 1021 Chapter President.

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Environmental Services workers at Alameda Health System fight back against layoffs—and win.

When Alameda Health System began notifying people of layoffs, workers knew how damaging it would be for patient care across the County’s hospitals and health services—and they began organizing to take action at the upcoming Board of Trustees meeting.

Flanked by over 30 coworkers and supporters in scrubs and purple union shirts, EVS worker Donn DesBoine told the AHS Board of Trustees at their September meeting, “Sometimes there’s one housekeeper to a floor…If the layoffs happen, there’s no care for infection control…[and] the patients are going to be affected.” 

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Donate to SEIU 1021’s Toy Drive

This year marks SEIU 1021’s second annual toy drive for low-income families.  Last year’s Toy Drive helped 150 families. Event organizers are wanting to help over 250 families this time around.

Members are being asked to donate new toys and gift cards for children ages infant to 12 years old at an SEIU 1021 office near you.

“Our goal is to collect donations by Friday, December 13. We want to help as many families as possible this holiday season,” said Sandra Lewis, SEIU 1021 VP of Representation.