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...
San Jose Measure B Settlement Agreement
Watch the video for a detailed look at the Tentative Agreement by Local 21 Attorney Chris Platten.
Local 21 News

Happy Holidays from L21 Officers and Staff!


We wish all Local 21 members, their friends and families a wonderful holiday season.  We encourage you to take time off, put your phones away and enjoy time and conversations with all those close to you.  2016 looks like it will be another excellent year following the year ending with a larger Union than ever. We negotiated excellent contracts and wage increases. Watch for open house details for our new SF Headquarters in January.

Local 21 Members Approve San Jose Pension Measure B Settlement TA


After years of battling and hard work, Local 21 is pleased to announce that our City of San Jose members overwhelmingly voted to ratify a framework to settle litigation over the contentious, illegal Measure B. The City Council approved the framework last week.

Berkeley Unified School District Reaches Agreement


After many months of hard bargaining, Local 21 Berkeley Unified School District chapter has reached a new contract. L21 ultimately won its organized District employees  a 4% raise from the District, retroactive to July of 2015, and an additional 1% towards healthcare with no concessions.  The reopener specifically relates to compensation and healthcare.