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Felton United Workers Unanimously Ratify Long-Awaited New Contract, Raising Wages and Improving Health and Safety Conditions

Contact: Chelsea Fink, Chelsea.Fink@seiu1021.org, (510) 435-8282

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEIU Local 1021 Felton United Workers voted unanimously this week to approve a historic new three-year contract after a year and a half of frustrating negotiations. On Wednesday, December 27, members voted to ratify the strongest contract they’ve ever had with Felton, with 100% of voting members supporting the new contract.

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Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao Joins SEIU Local 1021 To Fill Two School Buses for Annual Toy and Coat Drive
Local labor, community, and nonprofit organizations come together to pack two buses with toys and coats for children in need

Contact: Chelsea Fink, Chelsea.Fink@seiu1021.org, (510) 435-8282

OAKLAND, CA – On Friday, December 1, Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao and Assemblymember Mia Bonta will join members and leaders of SEIU Local 1021, SEIU Local 2015, Hayward Unified School District, Oakland Firefighters IAFF Local 55, IFPTE Local 21, the YMCA Head Start, and Parent Voices of Oakland and more for the annual holiday toy and coat drive kickoff.

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San Francisco Unified School District Classified Workers Ratify Strongest Contract Ever with District
SEIU 1021 SFUSD members move closer to pay parity with City and County employees doing similar work

Contact: Chelsea Fink, Chelsea.Fink@seiu1021.org, (510) 435-8282

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -  On Thursday, November 16, SEIU 1021 San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) members voted to ratify a new three-year contract with a 96% ‘yes’ vote. This contract is the strongest agreement SFUSD custodians, student nutrition service workers, and clerical workers have ever had with the District.

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San Francisco Unified School District Classified Workers Reach Tentative Agreement on Game-Changing Contract
If SEIU 1021 SFUSD members ratify the agreement, they will move much closer to pay parity with City and County employees doing similar work

Contact: Chelsea Fink, Chelsea.Fink@seiu1021.org, (510) 435-8282

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -  On Tuesday, October 17, the SEIU 1021 San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) bargaining team reached a tentative agreement with management on a new three-year contract. After four years without a raise, a year of bargaining, and a 99.7% ‘yes’ strike vote, the hard work of the bargaining team and committed members turning out for actions and attending open bargaining sessions paid off with the strongest agreement SFUSD classified workers have seen.

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Asian Health Services Workers Reach Tentative Agreement, Win Historic Contract

Contact: Chelsea Fink, Chelsea.Fink@seiu1021.org, (510) 435-8282

OAKLAND, CA – On September 12th, the SEIU 1021 Bargaining Team of Asian Health Services (AHS) reached a tentative agreement with management to settle on a new three-year contract. After eight months of bargaining, rolling pickets, a 100% ‘yes’ strike vote, strike school with a nearly 70% attendance, and the hard work of the bargaining team and committed members, workers have won their strongest contract with AHS to date.

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FAIRFIELD STARBUCKS WORKERS ARE UNIONIZING

 

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August 23, 2023

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General: starbucksmedia@workers-united.org  
Local: chris.flink@seiu1021.org, 510.701.9637

FAIRFIELD STARBUCKS WORKERS ARE UNIONIZING

Fairfield, California — Yesterday, Starbucks workers at the 1450 Travis Boulevard store in Fairfield, California, filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to unionize with Starbucks Workers United. 

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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.

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SAN FRANCISCO STARBUCKS WORKERS WIN LANDSLIDE UNION ELECTION
The store on 9th & Irving is San Francisco’s second Starbucks to unionize in recent months

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August 11, 2023

 

CONTACT

General: starbucksmedia@workers-united.org  

Local: Chris Flink, chris.flink@seiu1021.org, 510.701.9637

 

SAN FRANCISCO STARBUCKS WORKERS WIN LANDSLIDE UNION ELECTION

The store on 9th & Irving is San Francisco’s second Starbucks to unionize in recent months

 

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Felton Institute Workers and Community Rally to Demand Critical Health and Safety Improvements and a Fair Contract
Management’s refusal to address ongoing safety concerns, negotiate a fair contract, and stop interfering with their employees’ union organizing efforts have workers and SF Supervisors furious

Contact: Chelsea Fink, chelsea.fink@seiu1021.org, (510) 435-8282

Management’s refusal to address ongoing safety concerns, negotiate a fair contract, and stop interfering with their employees’ union organizing efforts have workers and SF Supervisors furious

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SEIU 1021 Vice President Requests State Controller Audit of Mendocino County

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Contact: Ian Lee, ian.lee@seiu1021.org, (510) 384-7165

UKIAH, CA – On Friday, August 4, 2023, SEIU 1021 Vice President Mary Sandberg made an official request to California State Controller Malia Cohen’s Office to conduct an audit and review of Mendocino County’s financial condition. A copy of the official letter can be found here.

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Mendocino County Employees Vote Yes in Strike Authorization Vote

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Contact: Ian Lee, ian.lee@seiu1021.org, (510) 384-7165

UKIAH, CA – On Friday July 28, 2023, Mendocino County workers represented by SEIU Local 1021 voted to authorize their bargaining team to call a strike, should a strike become necessary. The strike authorization vote passed overwhelmingly, with 92.4% voting yes. 

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Cal Academy of Sciences Workers Vote to Unionize in Landslide Election
After many months of organizing, workers voted by 77% to form their union, Cal Academy  Workers United, with SEIU Local 1021

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

SAN FRANCISCO – Roughly 350 employees of the California Academy of Sciences will now have a union, Cal Academy Workers United, following a high turnout National Labor Relations Board election that saw 77% of eligible workers voting, of whom 77% voted yes. Votes were counted Friday, July 21.