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Members Stand Up for Public Health at Alameda Health System

Alameda Health System members of 1021 are standing strong in the face of pervasive mismanagement and constant attacks on public healthcare. In recent months, AHS (mis-)management has attacked our members repeatedly, threatening layoffs, trying to kick members’ families off of their healthcare plans, and even attempting to deny SEIU 1021 representatives access to AHS facilities where those representatives work.

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Santa Clara University Students Protest New President’s Inauguration: “This School Does Not Uphold Jesuit Values”

​As Santa Clara University’s new president Father O’Brien was inaugurated, students engaged in a silent protest action against the University abandoning its mission and not upholding its Jesuit values. Their banner and signs reference the University’s refusal to let faculty have a vote on unionization, its continued investment in fossil fuels in the midst of a climate crisis, and acceptance of $4 million from the notorious Charles Koch foundation.

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San Joaquin County Flush with Cash While Community Suffers from Underfunded & Understaffed Services

On Tuesday, October 8, over 100 workers representing over half a dozen of San Joaquin County’s unions confronted the Board of Supervisors and condemned the mismanagement of services which is harming County residents. 

Members of SEIU 1021 & 2015, California Nurses Association, Union of American Physicians and Doctors, the District Attorney Investigators Association, and others stood together. Collectively, the work of these San Joaquin County employees touches every corner of our community. 

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San Joaquin Members Vote to Authorize Strike Action
Both Strike Authorization and 'No Confidence' in CAO Monica Nino Passed Overwhelmingly 

San Joaquin County members overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike and emphatically declared ‘no confidence’ in County Administrator Monica Nino.

For months, SEIU 1021 members have been negotiating with San Joaquin County management for a contract that addresses the understaffing crisis created by County Administrator Monica Nino and the Board of Supervisors.

All across our community, residents are suffering to access the critical public services they depend on—services that are provided by hardworking people like us. 

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East Bay Chapter Leaders Build Unity

On September 14, nearly 100 East Bay 1021 Chapter leaders spent the day strategizing, socializing, and building unity.

Laura Ocon, a member from La Clinica de la Raza, said “It’s so important to meet other people and get other perspectives on how we can become better together. The challenges we face are the same. Realizing that we aren’t alone is important. We have more in common than what people think.”

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Social Workers Fought & Won A Wage Adjustment, But County Workers Still Face Chronic Understaffing In Contra Costa County

Contra Costa social workers take a photo after winning a wage adjustment at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Sept. 10.

On Tuesday, September 10, the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors unanimously voted for a 3.44% wage increase for Social Workers. While the 3.44% salary adjustment is a welcome win to the Contra Costa County social work classification, other classifications are still below the salary mean.

“We’re one of the lowest-paying counties in California,” said Chief Steward Ashley Payne, an Eligibility worker for Medi-cal. “Other counties have fewer cases and get paid more.”

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San Joaquin County Declares Illegal Impasse Amid Growing Protests

On Thursday, September 5, SEIU 1021 San Joaquin County workers rallied as part of their fight for a contract that invests in county services and workers.  

During morning unity breaks at worksites throughout the County, SEIU 1021 members demonstrated for contract improvements that would improve services while boosting recruitment and retention. 

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Hundreds Rally To Stop The Displacement Of People With Severe Mental Illness
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On Aug. 22, hundreds of public health advocates, elected officials, and healthcare workers rallied to support patients with mental illness from getting evicted from the Adult Residential Facility (ARF) at San Francisco General Hospital.  The SF Department of Public Health (DPH) is displacing severely mentally ill residents that are permanently housed at the ARF to make way for a Homeless Navigation Center with temporary shelter beds.

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Solano County Workers Secure Gains in Latest Contract

Today the Solano County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a contract with county workers united in SEIU 1021. The latest contract resulted from two weeks of expedited bargaining, wherein the county workers were able to gain improvements in compensation, healthcare, and additional training for workers so that they may be able to provide better quality public services to Solano residents.

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SF Housing Authority Workers Mobilize to Reach A Deal 

In March of this year the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) directed the City of San Francisco take over the long-embattled SF Housing Authority. HUD instructed the agency to develop a plan to relinquish all of the agency’s operations and programs. The Housing Choice Voucher Program and the Long-Term Lease Program were the last 2 remaining programs administered by 90 members of SEIU 1021.  

Members at the agency received layoff notices, and days later they went into action to fight for a fair separation agreement.

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Workers’ Rights in the Gig Economy

Online platform workers are organizing together to demand living wages, benefits, transparency, and a voice on the job. They’re exposing the ugly truth behind the business practices of billion-dollar gig corporations that profit off of their hard work without following labor standards.

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SFMTA Service Critical Workers Seek Safer Working Conditions

Following the ousting of the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency’s (SFMTA) director, hundreds of SFMTA workers protested in front of the embattled agency’s headquarters to call on administrators and SF’s Mayor Breed to fix issues and to select a candidate that comprehends frontline worker and rider concerns.

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Protections for California Renters, Including Rent Control, Could Be A Reality 

Housing costs are skyrocketing, and many Californians want to make renter protections a reality. The majority of California’s 17 million renters do not have access to stable and affordable housing. Over half of California renters are rent-burdened, meaning they spend over 30 percent of their income on rent, and one-third of renters spend over 50 percent of their income on rent. 160,000 families appear in eviction court annually. 

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We Are SEIU 1021 – Qing Yi Feng
San Francisco City Hall Custodial Assistant Supervisor

Each week we’ll feature every day heroes: SEIU 1021 members who care for our sick and elderly, educate our children, keep our cities moving, and ensure that courts work for everyone.

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“When I found out I would be working in City Hall after completing a custodial training program, I was really happy. I never thought I could work at a place like this—San Francisco City Hall.