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...
Local 21 News

In the News: Another Local 21 Member Navigates Bay Area Housing Crisis


Last week, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that another Local 21 member employed by the City of San Francisco has been pushed out of the city she knows and serves.  Kelly Dwyer, At-Large Local 21 member, works for the City of San Francisco and is a mother of two.

Member Profile: Howard Cin, San Leandro


A couple weeks ago, the Local 21 San Francisco office had a new visitor – who brought 24 new membership cards. San Leandro chapter member and Lead Plant Operator at the City’s Water Pollution Control Plant Howard Cin decided to stop by the office to drop off the fruits of his – voluntary – labor: to sign up as many new members possible. His goal: 100% membership in the San Leandro chapter.