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Healthcare Workers Across Alameda County Vote to Accept a New Contract with Alameda Health System
“This struggle wasn't just for our members: it was for the community, for them to have a safe place, to have a safety-net hospital they can go to, where they can have confidence they will receive the proper care that they deserve.”

On Friday, April 9, more than 3,000 workers at Alameda Health System who are united in SEIU Local 1021 voted to accept the tentative agreement their elected bargaining team made with AHS negotiators, which ratifies the agreement and approves the new contract.


Missed our #StopAsianHate Townhall on March 30? Watch the recording now.

Missed our #StopAsianHate Townhall on March 30? Watch the recording now.

Click the video above to watch a recording of our March 30 #StopAsianHate Town Hall meeting.

It has been heartbreaking to see the recent uptick in anti-Asian racism happening across the nation—and make no mistake, hate and racism are at the root of the violence we’ve seen in recent weeks.

From the Bay Area to Atlanta and beyond, we must be prepared but speak out and take action against hate and violence—but we also need to create space to reflect, mourn, and support one another as we process this horrific violence.


Relive our 2021 Black History Month Celebrations

Relive our 2021 Black History Month Celebrations

Last year was bittersweet; there was significant turmoil as well many triumphs. The plight of Black African Americans reached the World’s stage and our local answered the call to fight for justice while stating proudly that ‘Black Lives Matter’. 

Our Social and Economic Justice (SEJ) Committee has put together a month-long program to celebrate the history and contributions of Africans Americans through virtual symposiums. Come join us during this time of renewal to celebrate greatness with us, and to nurture a new age of prosperity and hope.


“This is why we exist, to protect our members, to protect working people”
SEIU 1021 President Joseph Bryant Reflects on 2020

Check out a recap of the many victories our union won in 2020 by clicking here.

“The time is now” could not be a more fitting idiom to describe the spirit and intensity of a particularly unforgettable year. From unsafe working conditions, PPE shortages, and racial injustices, to a substantial political season, on top of COVID-19 – this year was a challenge.


November 3 Endorsements
Make A Difference--Volunteer Now!

Now, just like in every election year, we need to elect candidates and pass measures that will protect those vital services and honor our work. But this year, the stakes are higher than they have ever been. 

We understand the importance of winning the economic, racial, environmental, and immigrant justice that we all deserve. That is why we participate in the political process by volunteering and voting for these endorsements to help elect candidates and pass measures that bring us closer to that goal.

Make a difference: Volunteer Now!

It is Election Day! Volunteer to get the vote out locally, and in the battleground state of Nevada– where early voting numbers are lower than expected.

We are asking members to participate in phone banking and other outreach initiatives to help us elect candidates who will fight for us and pass measures that will benefit working families.

 Text and Call Voters

Sign up and volunteer now to help get out the vote locally! Visit SEIU1021.org/Volunteer for more information.

  • Click the links below to see what candidates and measures SEIU 1021 members have endorsed for the November 2020 elections (NOTE: if you see a “read more” message below the links, you’ll need to click that in order for the navigation to function):

Proposition 15 would be a game changer for California’s local community services and schools

For years, the importance of a robust social safety net and the need for the critical public services like those provided by members of our union has become more clear than ever. 

We are on the frontlines in our communities and know the importance of protecting public services in the face of projected budget shortfalls. That is why it is so important for us to do everything in our power before November to pass Proposition 15, also known as Schools and Communities First.


SEIU 1021 COVID-19 Response Updates

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Since coronavirus became a global pandemic, our union’s attention has been focused on how to ensure the health, safety, and economic well-being of our members, families, and communities—including many of our members who, in the midst of this crisis, continue to provide crucial services in our communities. 


Coronavirus: What SEIU 1021 members need to know

With every passing day, medical and public health professionals are learning more about COVID-19, an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus that was introduced to humans for the first time in 2019.

This new virus seems to be very contagious and has quickly spread globally.

As confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus surface across California, there are a lot of questions about how to prepare.


2020 November 3 Endorsements

The November 3 elections are fast approaching. As with any election year, the results will have a real impact on SEIU 1021 members, the services we provide, and the communities where we live, work, and raise our families. That’s why our members choose to endorse candidates in certain races each election year.

As part of this process, SEIU 1021 members participate in a democratic process where we interview and vet candidates, examine their positions on the issues, and discuss how those candidates will help working families if elected.

Click the region where you live or work to see who SEIU 1021 members have endorsed in the November 2020 elections:


SF Political Leaders, Community and Labor Groups Endorse Schools and Communities First Initiative

On January 28, SEIU 1021 members joined San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Supervisors Gordon Mar, Shamann Walton, Sandra Fewer and Norman Yee, and other unions, community groups for a rally celebrating the City’s broad support of Schools & Communities First Ballot Initiative.  

This exciting measure would reclaim $12 billion each year from wealthy corporations like Chevron and Shell Oil to fund schools and local services. The initiative specifically exempts all residential property, guaranteeing that homeowners and renters will be protected.


Join SEIU 1021 at the Women’s March 
We'll be talking to voters about getting Schools & Communities First on the ballot.

The Women’s March is an international protest taking place in communities across California for human rights and against increasing violence against women, gay and transgender people, Muslims, Jews and communities of color.  Together we will take a stand for reproductive rights, climate justice, immigrants, Black Lives and gender equality.  What better opportunity to talk to our friends and neighbors about justice for our children, our communities, and our future? 


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.


2019 Endorsements


  • District Attorney: Ranked: Chesa Boudin 1st, Suzy Loftus 2nd

  • Mayor: London Breed

  • Proposition A Affordable Housing Bond: Yes on A

  • Proposition B Department of Disability and Aging Services​: Yes on B

  • Proposition C Vapor Products: No on C


SEIU 1021 Members Participate in the International Youth Climate Strike

On September 20, SEIU 1021 members across Northern California stood with students, climate change activists, and other unions by participating in the International Youth Climate Strike.  Together, workers demanded that world leaders take immediate, bold action on climate change and to raise standards for working people. 


“Children Don’t Belong in Cages”

On Friday, July 12, we joined millions across the country to shine a light on the inhumane conditions facing migrants in detention centers. With rallies and vigils held in Oakland and in Marysville, we took part in the Lights for Liberty national day of action to call on the Trump Administration to stop the separation of families and to stop the raids that incite fear in our communities.


Martin Sheen, 1,200 Graduating Seniors, and Guests Support Santa Clara Univ. Adjuncts and Lecturers’ Efforts to Unionize

Martin Sheen, 1,200 Graduating Seniors, and Guests Support Santa Clara Univ. Adjuncts and Lecturers’ Efforts to Unionize

On June 16, at Santa Clara University’s commencement ceremony, adjuncts and lecturers’ campaign for a free and fair election on unionization got a big shout out during the keynote speech by actor Martin Sheen. As a labor, environmental, and anti-war activist, as well as a life-long union member, he was willing to treat his commencement speech as an opportunity to urge the SCU administration to grant adjuncts and lecturers a fair and free vote to unionize.