Oakland City Council Opening Extra Seating For Meetings On Judge’s Orders
The City of Oakland ordered the balconies in the City Hall chamber reopened for the public to access, just in time to allow maximum public participation in the final budget...
San Jose Chapters Negotiate 3-Year MOU with Raises
Local 21's San Jose Chapters achieved a three-year MOU providing many benefit enhancements along with wage increases of 3% each year.
Member-Driven Parks Program Sparks Bay Area Public Space Renovation
San Francisco’s Pavement to Parks Program was initiated in 2010 with a number of experimental projects that demonstrated new ways of creating public space in our...
Leaders Brainstorm Ways to Reach the Next Generation
With many of Local 21 Members and Leaders nearing retirement, it's critical to recruit the next generation of activists.
Forced Out- A San Francisco for Everyone?
Local 21 members working for the City of San Francisco made the difficult choice during the Great Recession to help the City they work for and love. They agreed to wage cuts...
Local 21 members in San Jose Working to take back “The Lost Decade”
After a decade of pay reductions, layoffs, and hostility from the City Council majority, IFPTE Local 21 members in San Jose are taking back their City.
New Local 21 Video: “You Have the Means”
Three independent consultant studies have all reached the same conclusion: there is no further need for salary or benefit reductions and the City of Hayward has the means to...
John Mukhar
It is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to a Local 21 giant -- John Mukhar. John has served in many capacities at Local 21, most recently as San Jose's Association...
Local 21 News

Local 21's Big Move: New SF Office Update


After more than 25 years in the historical Orpheum Building at 8th and Market, Local 21 is starting its move down the street to a new office space at 1167 Mission on Thursday, November 19.  While we have taken every measure to minimize any disruption, there will likely be  complications.  Chapter meetings and other meetings normally held in the Local 21 office have been cancelled or moved to other locations.  Our phone number will stay the same (415-864-2100)  and our goal is to be moved by Saturday.

Membership Solidarity at the Port Results in Contract Settlement


The contract settlement comes after the L21 Port of Oakland Chapter showed solidarity by voting to authorize a strike and turning out in mass to the November 12th Oakland Board of Port Commissioners meeting. At the following negotiation session, Port of Oakland management dropped their proposal to take away Port Deputy Attorneys (Unit J)’s Just Cause protections and agreed to settle the issue in arbitration.

Solano County Bargaining Team Stands Firm Against Concessions


After more than six months of difficult negotiations, the Solano County Executive & Senior Management Chapter of IFPTE Local 21 secured its second contract since joining Local 21. The Board of Supervisors approved the agreement on Tuesday, November 3.

Member ratification took place during the final week of October. Over 97% of voting members cast a ballot in support of the agreement recommended by the L21 Bargaining Team.