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Fantastic Negrito to Headline 2024 SEIU 1021 Convention

This year will be the first time SEIU 1021 delegates and members will gather in-person for a convention since the pandemic. Along with the important work of laying out a plan for the next few years, the convention will also feature a celebration to commemorate the special occasion. The union is thrilled to announce that 3x GRAMMY® Award-winner and Oakland’s own Fantastic Negrito will be headlining the event at the SAFE Convention Center in Sacramento.


2024 SEIU 1021 Convention
It’s that time again!

It’s that time again! SEIU 1021 members are invited to attend our 2024 member convention. The two-day event will feature inspiring workshops, delegate discussions, visionary keynote speakers, fun, and networking. 

What: SEIU Local 1021 Member Convention 2024

When: Saturday, September 28 & Sunday, September 29

Where: Sacramento, CA 


Alameda Health System workers picket outside Highland Hospital to demand safe staffing and an end to “heartbreaking” mismanagement
“The situation across Alameda Health System is breaking my heart right now.”

On Wednesday, February 14, hundreds of Alameda Health System workers picketed outside Oakland’s Highland Hospital to protest the chronic understaffing problem that’s leading to unsafe working conditions and compromised patient care. The spirited rally included workers from emergency room nurses to environmental health workers and featured a group of dressed-up cupids. 


San Francisco 2024 Citywide Campaign Kickoff – Jan. 17
Join us at City Hall at noon on Jan. 17 to send a strong message that we are united for a great contract to address the City's biggest needs, including staffing & privatization

As we head into contract negotiations in 2024, we face pessimistic budget projections and corporations panhandling for more tax breaks that would further decimate funding for the vital public services we provide.

We need to join together in a show of force to tell City Hall we’ll fight for what the city and its workers need over corporate greed!

Please join us at noon on Jan. 17, 2024, at City Hall for a huge campaign kickoff rally with our City labor partners and allies.


Honoring the legacy of the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein & welcoming incoming Sen. Laphonza Butler
Statement from SEIU 1021 President Theresa Rutherford

September 29, 2023, marked the end of an era with the passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein. A trailblazer for women, she was the first woman president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the first woman mayor of San Francisco before becoming the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from California. As a U.S. Senator, she was the first woman member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the first woman to chair the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, and the first woman to chair the Senate Intelligence Committee. 


An Invaluable San Francisco Institution Is Saved, Thanks to Hard Work and Partnership
Statement from SEIU 1021 President Theresa Rutherford on Laguna Honda Hospital’s Approval for Medi-Cal Recertification

Today is an exciting day for SEIU 1021 members at Laguna Honda Hospital: After over a year of hard work, Laguna Honda has been approved for recertification by the Medi-Cal program, which over 95% of our patients rely on. This victory cannot be overstated. It not only means that Laguna Honda’s doors will remain open, that our medically fragile patients will not be shipped elsewhere to their detriment, and that our members will keep their jobs.


With another disastrous ruling, the Supreme Court undermines equity and opportunity for people of color
Statement on Supreme Court decision on Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina (UNC) and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College by SEIU 1021 President Theresa Rutherford

One year after attacking women’s right to self-determination, today the activist conservative majority of the Supreme Court has once again proven its contempt for Black and brown people in its decision on the Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina (UNC) and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College case.


Juneteenth 2023: A Celebration of Black Excellence


All SEIU 1021 members are invited to our 2023 Juneteenth Celebration of Black Excellence!

Join us for an evening of food, music, and community on Friday, June 16, 2023, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Southeast Community Center, 1550 Evans Ave., San Francisco.

Members who attend will get limited-edition Juneteenth T-shirts — first come, first served while they last!


Felton Institute faces harsh criticism for union busting, anti-worker activity
San Francisco Board of Supervisors sides with union and workers

The Board of Supervisors hearing at San Francisco City Hall last Tuesday, April 25, was a testament to union power. In an unorthodox move, the entire board listened to reports of San Francisco nonprofit Felton Institute’s union busting and anti-worker activity. It was clear from the outset that the board was unhappy with Felton. The worker testimonials, supported by indisputable evidence that SEIU provided, were reinforced by every board member on the dais chiming in with their support for the workers and their dismay at Felton’s brazen, unethical actions.


SEIU 1021 joins Oakland Mayor-Elect Sheng Thao, IFPTE 21, Hayward USD and YMCA Head Start To Pack School Bus with Toys for Children In Need

***If you know anyone who may be in need of toys this holiday season: the children must be registered to receive a toy. Contact Sandra.Lewis@seiu1021.org or call 510-388-2505. You can also learn more at www.fillabus.org***

On Thursday, December 8, Oakland Mayor-Elect Sheng Thao joined members and leaders of SEIU Local 1021, IFPTE Local 21, and community allies for our annual holiday toy drive kickoff celebration.


Come meet Mayor-elect Sheng Thao at 100 Oak St. Thursday, December 8 from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Help make our 2022 SEIU 1021 toy drive a success for Bay Area families

Join SEIU 1021, IFPTE Local 21, and nonprofit community partners around Northern California in filling up a school bus (gracefully loaned from Hayward Unified School District) with thousands of toys for children in underserved communities. In the past five years alone, the SEIU 1021 Toy Drive has successfully collected and distributed more than 10,000 toys. Due to the effects of the pandemic and inflation, we anticipate this year’s requests for toys will be higher than ever, so please contribute if you’re able.