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SFUSD Educators & Staff to Hold a “Spirited” Rally in Costume to Protest the Ongoing Payroll Nightmare
They are joining with students and families for a Halloween action outside the October 25 school board to call attention to the never-ending payroll and benefits issues

**MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TUES. 10/25**

Contact: Jennie Smith-Camejo, (510) 710-0201, jennie.smith-camejo@seiu1021.org

SAN FRANCISCO, CA— Heading into Halloween, SFUSD teachers, classified staff, students, and families will be putting on costumes and lining up to haunt the school board–after calling the public’s attention to the 10-month nightmare that the EMPowerSF payroll system has caused at a spirited rally before the meeting.

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After nine months of bargaining and a historic strike, workers at Tenderloin Housing Clinic have ratified a new contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Andrew Baker, andrew.baker@seiu1021.org or 510-679-8420

(San Francisco, CA) On Friday, September 2, members of SEIU Local 1021 working at Tenderloin Housing Clinic (THC) voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract with management. This ratification comes on the heels of over nine months at the bargaining table, as well as what is believed to be a historic, first-ever strike at a city-funded supportive housing nonprofit.

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TODAY: Advocates Kick Off “Yes on Prop O” Campaign to Mobilize Support for Critical Investment in City College

**MEDIA ADVISORY FOR SUNDAY, AUG. 21**

Contact: Jennie Smith-Camejo, jennie.smith-camejo@seiu1021.org, (510) 710-0201

After qualifying for the November 8 ballot with over 20,000 signatures – well over twice the requirement – San Francisco City College students, faculty, staff, and other supporters from the community and from a historic labor coalition will kick off the “Yes on O” voter education and mobilization campaign this Sunday. 

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Statement from Theresa Rutherford on Laguna Honda Lawsuits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Contact: Andrew Baker, 510-679-8420, andrew.baker@seiu1021.org

The following statement can be attributed to Theresa Rutherford, the President-Elect of SEIU 1021 and a longtime certified nursing assistant at Laguna Honda Hospital, in response to today’s announcement of multiple lawsuits surrounding the federal government’s termination of federal funding and mandated transfer of patients from Laguna Honda Hospital.

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STRIKE: 300 Tenderloin Housing Clinic workers who support 24 of San Francisco’s SRO hotels are set to hit the picket line at 8 am on July 27
After months of bargaining, and without an adequate investment in the workforce by city leaders, workers are forced to take this step

ADVISORY for Wednesday, July 27
Contact: Andrew Baker; 510-679-8420
andrew.baker@seiu1021.org
 
STRIKE: 300 Tenderloin Housing Clinic workers who support 24 of San Francisco’s SRO hotels are set to hit the picket line at 8 am on July 27
After months of bargaining, and without adequate investment in the workforce by city leaders, workers are forced to take this step
 

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“We’re going to fight like hell to keep these doors open”
Community, workers, and patients will rally to save San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital, a national leader in COVID response

Advisory for May 18, 2022

Contact: Andrew Baker

(San Francisco, Calif.) On Wednesday, May 18 frontline healthcare workers, patients, families, and community allies will stage a “Save Laguna Honda” rally outside the hospital. We will be joined by Mayor London Breed and members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, as well as faith and community leaders. 

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AFLOC members Dawn Hart, Natalie Linnell, and Stephanie Hughes tabling on campus on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers at Beloved Silicon Valley Institution Santa Clara University File for a Union Election with the National Labor Relations Board

Media Contact: Chris Flink, chris.flink at seiu1021.org, 510.701.9637

The rising tide of unionization comes to higher education in Silicon Valley, hoping to help fix the “gig-ification” of being a college professor.

Santa Clara, California — On Friday, April 22, 2022, adjunct faculty members and lecturers at Santa Clara University (SCU) filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), requesting a formal election process to found a union at SCU. The adjuncts and lecturers have been organizing the union since 2017.