SEIU 1021

Union 101 for New Members
Group Classes Via Zoom

Tuesday, July 2, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - DAYTIME SESSION – FULL

Monday, August 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  – FULL

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.


Intermediate Steward Training: Novato Office

Thursday, July 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at SEIU Local 1021 Novato Office, 384 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Suite 155, Novato, CA — FULL

For those who already know the basics, this course examines grievances and investigations, the tests of just cause, dealing with management, and the union’s right to information.


Effective Grievance Writing: Oakland Office

Monday, August 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at SEIU Local 1021 Oakland Oak Street Office, First Floor Conference Room, 100 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 

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. 


Roadmap to Understanding Leave Laws

Wednesday, August 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at SEIU Local 1021 Novato Office, 384 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Suite 155, Novato, CA 

Learn about and how to distinguish the various laws governing workers’ rights to take time off for medical, to care for family members or a newborn, and the job protections and/or wage replacement each provides.  Participate in a 2-hour in-person discussion and small group exercise designed to help leaders educate and represent their coworkers regarding their rights to Leave in CA.


General Membership MRC Portal Workshop
Group Classes Via Zoom

Friday, July 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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

Thursday, September 19, 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

Deeper Dive into Weingarten
Group Classes Via Zoom

Thursday, August 22, from 6:00 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.


Summer 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


E-Learning in the MRC Portal
Independent E-Learning Classes

Members can now take online training from a computer (laptop or desktop – not phone) at their own pace – and receive a certificate once complete through our MRC Portal. All courses are available in English, Spanish and Chinese, unless otherwise noted.

These classes are: