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SEIU 1021

SEIU Local 1021 President Joseph Bryant’s Statement on the Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse

November 19, 2021: Oakland, California — Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021 President Joseph Bryant issued the following statement after jurors acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of the murder of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber. Rittenhouse shot and killed Rosenbaum and Huber, who were protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by the Kenosha Police Department in Kenosha, Wisconsin:


SEIU Local 1021 Endorses Public Bank East Bay
The Friends of the Public Bank East Bay and SEIU 1021 Collaborate to Promote Equity and Economic Justice for a Better Future for the East Bay

Oakland, California — SEIU Local 1021’s Alameda and Contra Costa Counties’ respective Committees On Political Education (COPE) have voted to support the Public Bank East Bay. 
SEIU Local 1021 represents nearly 60,000 working people across Northern California, from San Jose to the Oregon border, and is proud to announce their support of and collaboration with Friends of the Public Bank East Bay.


SEIU 1021 Statement on Sacramento City Unified School District Teachers’ Strike

(Sacramento, CA) – SEIU 1021, the union representing 2,000 Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) workers, released the following statement on the teachers’ strike scheduled for Thursday, April 11. SEIU 1021 represents bus drivers, instructional aides, custodians, teachers’ aides, clerks, child care attendants, food service workers, and special education aides across the district’s 81 schools.


SEIU Local 1021 Endorses the Progressive/Labor UNITY Slate in Assembly District 18 Democratic Delegates Election

Oakland, California: As the California Assembly District Election Meeting for Assembly District 18 on Sunday, January 27 nears, workers united in SEIU Local 1021 have endorsed the Progressive/Labor UNITY Slate, citing the candidates’ experience and effectiveness in advancing progressive issues within the East Bay community. Candidates on the Progressive/Labor UNITY Slate come from a diverse background and experience service the public.


SEIU California workers applaud budget that aims to put California dream in reach for all

Sacramento, CA – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California released the following statement from Roxanne Sanchez, President of SEIU Local 1021 and SEIU California, on the Governor’s proposed budget:

“California’s budget choices have profound effects on the lives of Californians, and we welcome a budget that builds a foundation for every Californian’s success.  This budget is a strong statement that California can and must do better than a status quo of poverty, hunger, sickness and housing insecurity.


Inauguration of Gavin Newsom is an opportunity to move California toward justice and equality

Sacramento, CA – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California released the following statement from Roxanne Sanchez, President of SEIU Local 1021 and SEIU California, on the inauguration of Gavin Newsom as Governor of California:

“The 700,000 members of SEIU California work every day to realize the promise of California for all who call the Golden State home and we are encouraged that the inauguration of Governor Newsom is a step forward for our vision of equality, inclusion, justice, health and economic opportunity.


City of Hayward And SEIU Local 1021 Reach Settlement to Repay City Employees After 2014-15 Contract Imposition

The City of Hayward and Service Employees International Union Local 1021 jointly announce an agreement to settle a dispute over negotiating practices stemming from when the City imposed employment contract terms in February 2014.

The City and SEIU Local 1021 believe the settlement to be in the best interest of the parties and the Hayward community, and that it reflects a spirit of mutual good will and significantly improved labor-management relations.  As part of the agreement, the City admits no fault.


SEIU California Ballot Measure Endorsements:
To Increase Affordable Housing Opportunities, Members Say: YES on 2 and 10 and NO on 5

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in California today announced its positions on ballot measures for the November 2018 General Election. The 700,000 member organization of California’s working people took the following positions:

Proposition 2:  YES

Proposition 5:    NO

Proposition 6:    NO

Proposition 8:    YES

Proposition 9:    NO

Proposition 10:  YES

Proposition 11:  NO


SEIU California Endorses Four Congressional Candidates Ready to Stand Up for American Values, Keep Families Together
California Families Deserve Better than Republican Representatives Standing by Trump, while Immigration Officials Take Children from Parents

Sacramento, CA – As the mass separation of children from their parents and incarceration of immigrant families on United States military bases rages on, SEIU California released the following statement from Roxanne Sanchez, President of SEIU California and SEIU Local 1021, calling for a change in leadership in key California districts now represented by Republicans who are standing by President Trump and allowing child cruelty to happen on their watch.


More than 2,200 City of Oakland Workers Represented by SEIU 1021 Ratify Contract with the City of Oakland

Bringing more than ten months of bargaining to a close, the Oakland City workers represented by SEIU Local 1021 ratified a two-year contract with the City of Oakland on Friday, February 23.

With provisions that increase worker safety, provide cost of living adjustments, and address the working conditions of police and fire communications dispatchers, the contract takes steps to improve public services to Oakland residents and businesses.