Hayward Unified School District

SEIU 1021

Hayward Unified Schools classified workers ratify historic contract with improved wages and worker protections

SEIU Local 1021 members working for Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) voted this week to approve a new two-year contract. After 15 months of bargaining, SEIU 1021 members ratified the strongest contract they’ve had in years, with a 95% ‘yes’ vote for paraeducators/YEP and 99% for maintenance and operations and SAFECO.

Members covered by the new contract include facility and maintenance workers, campus safety officers, nutrition service workers, early childhood development workers, paraprofessionals, after school program workers, and custodians. 


SEIU healthcare workers rally for Senate Bill 525 in Sacramento at state capitol

Healthcare workers in California escalated their support for a crucial piece of legislation last Thursday, May 25, gathering at the state capitol in downtown Sacramento. Spearheaded by state senator Maria Elena Durazo of Los Angeles, the bill aims to establish an unprecedented $25 minimum hourly wage for healthcare employees.

This significant wage increase would not only aid in retaining existing healthcare workers but also attract new professionals to the field, paving the way for a fairer and more sustainable healthcare workforce.


Hayward Unified Schools classified workers protest district’s failure to provide affordable healthcare at school board meeting
The district’s failure to make health insurance affordable for its lowest-paid employees is driving a staffing crisis that endangers students and staff alike

Hayward Unified Schools District (HUSD) classified workers – members of SEIU 1021 and AEOTE — rallied again ahead of last Wednesday’s school board meeting demanding affordable healthcare.


SEIU 1021/AEOTE Rally May 24th, 2023
Join us!

The cost of healthcare is making HUSD a job too many staff can’t afford to stay in — and that leaves our schools dangerously short-staffed, harming the students we are here to serve.

HUSD’s classified staff shortage cannot be addressed effectively until employees have access to affordable healthcare coverage.

Join our rally in solidarity and tell the HUSD school board to settle a fair contract now that includes a stipend to make healthcare affordable for employees.


Hayward USD classified staff rally for healthcare at school board
Currently, HUSD staff receive no healthcare benefits – an untenable situation that is exacerbating a staffing crisis and causing significant hardship

Even after a multi-year pandemic that has claimed millions of lives and that shut down schools for many months, Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) staff still have no healthcare benefits. Around 100 SEIU 1021 members at HUSD joined with members of AEOTE, the other union representing some classified staff in the district, for a spirited rally at the school board last Wednesday, February 15, to call attention to the need for healthcare benefits to compete in today’s tight labor market.


RSVP for the SEIU 1021/AEOTE Rally Feb. 15, 2023
Come out to support your bargaining team as they fight for the health benefits we need and deserve!

Calling ALL members of SEIU 1021 HUSD and AEOTE! Come show your support for your bargaining team’s demands for the health benefits we desperately need to improve classified staff retention and recruitment in HUSD at the next school board meeting.

We will gather at 4 PM on the lawn in front of HUSD administration building (24411 Amador St.) for a rally before filling the school board meeting to tell the board why health benefits are so critical to solving HUSD’s chronic staffing shortage. Please RSVP here or by calling the Member Resource Center at 877-687-1021.


Hayward Unified School District Staff, Educators, and Families Rally to Save Schools from Closure
Following a massive march, rally, and hours of public comment, the Board of Education voted to close only 2 of the 4 schools on the list.

SEIU 1021 HUSD chapter members rallied to keep Hayward schools open Wed. 11/17

November 22, 2021: The announcement last month that Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) management plans to address a budget shortfall by closing as many as eight schools came as a shock to HUSD staff, educators, students, and families — hundreds came out to last Thursday’s mobilization to urge the HUSD Board of Education to put the plan on hold until more has been done to look into creative ways to improve schools, use new funding for pre-K/TK and community schools to boost enrollment, gather and consider community input, and make a concrete plan to mitigate t


SEIU 1021 members mobilize to fight Hayward School closures

November 15, 2021: Declining K-12 school enrollment is a problem statewide, especially in the Bay Area. Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) management plans to close several schools, blaming a combination of lower enrollment, expensive repairs needed to facilities, and a budget shortfall. They appear poised to close up to eight schools–a huge disruption to school cultures, social communities, and education programs after a year and a half of turmoil from the pandemic.