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.
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.
SFUSD Ratifies New Contract
By a super majority of votes, our new contract agreement has been ratified.
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...
Affordable Healthcare is a Right
The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors are undercutting the core principles of the Affordable Care Act and the Democratic Party.
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...
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Upcoming Delegate Assembly



The Delegate Assembly will take place on Saturday, May 16 at Hotel Whitcomb in San Francisco (1231 Market Street). There will be a continental breakfast available at 8:30 a.m. and the assembly will begin at 9:00 a.m.; it will adjourn mid-day. 

Student Debt and Loan Forgiveness


Am I eligible for Loan Forgiveness?
If you work in public service, a little-known government program called “Public Service Loan Forgiveness” could allow you to have all of your direct federal student loans forgiven, tax-free. Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) isn’t a payment plan; it’s a separate program that incentivizes a career in the public service.

L21 Member and Emeryville Mayor Leads on Minimum Wage Increase


City Councilwoman and Local 21 member Ruth Atkin serves as Mayor for Emeryville. Last week, she ushered in not only her latest political victory, but made a significant accomplishment for all workers by raising the common denominator in another East Bay city by raising Emeryville’s minimum wage to $12.25/hour.