SEIU 1021

General Membership MRC Portal Workshop
Group Classes Via Zoom

Thursday, January 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Member Resource Center leaders and staff partnered with SEIU Local 1021’s Information Technology (I.T.) Department to create the ultimate online resource. This workshop will teach members how to get the most out of the MRC Portal: 

  • E-Learning 
  • Online Resources 
  • Digital Resource Requests 
  • Event Registration

Union 101 for New Members
Group Classes Via Zoom

Thursday, February 1, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – FULL

Thursday, February 8, from Noon to 1:30 p.m. – DAYTIME SESSION

When it comes to understanding chapter, local, and national union structure, collective bargaining, and labor rights – the jargon can be confusing, not to mention all the misinformation about unions that are spread around. This Zoom workshop will give the nuts and bolts about what a union is, and orientation of how unions operate, and why they matter.


Collective Response to Divisions in the Workplace & Beyond

Tuesday, February 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at SEIU Local 1021 Fairfield Union Hall, Conference Room A, 2300 Boynton Ave., Suite 200, Fairfield CA 94533.

The more our worksites are united, the easier it is to solve problems and move against bullying, conflict, and other divisions that weaken us. In this interactive workshop, we’ll practice member-to-member communication tools that help us increase respect amongst coworkers, fight oppression, and collectively respond to workplace problems.


Effective Grievance Writing

Wednesday, March 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at SEIU Local 1021 Oakland Oak Street Office, Willie Gholar Room - 100 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607

In this in-person class, we will identify information that should be included in a written grievance, discuss dos and don’ts for writing formal grievances, and individually practice writing. Designed for experienced stewards and/or those who have completed Intermediate or Advanced Steward classes as a pre-requisite. 



Labor Management Committee: Tips & Traps
Group Classes Via Zoom

Thursday, March 7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Labor Management Committees (LMCs) can be a useful strategy for representing members’ interests when new issues arise mid-contract.  On the downside, LMCs can be a way for management to appear to listen without actually doing anything, tying up important issues in endless investigation/conversation. At their worst, LMCs can be utilized by management to delay or divide the union. No prior LMC experience is needed to participate in a 1.5-hour Zoom discussion on the tips and traps of LMCs.


Deeper Dive into Weingarten
Group Classes Via Zoom

Tuesday, March 12, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This Zoom workshop will give you the chance to learn tips and practice your role when representing members called into closed-door meetings with management through interactive exercises, a video simulation, and a discussion.

Members who took a basic steward class this past year are being invited to sharpen their skills when representing co-workers in investigatory interviews during a one-and-a-half-hour Zoom discussion.


Fundamentals of Costing Out

Tuesday, March 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at SEIU Local 1021 Oakland Office, Willie Gholar Conference Room (First Floor) – 100 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Through a group discussion and series of exercises, members will be provided basic tools to cost out proposals and settlements and to think strategically about using that info. A calculator and willingness to do math are required.


Winter 2024 Team Leadership Classes Available (In Person And Digitally) By Appointment Only
Leadership Classes By Appointment

  • New Chapter Officer Leadership Academy (designed for chapter boards where elections have recently occurred);
  • Contract Campaign Training (designed for bargaining and contract action teams heading into negotiations);
  • Welcoming New Hires (designed for leaders who conduct new hire orientations).

To get more information or to schedule, please email