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...
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Special Guest Speaker for Delegate Assembly Announced


We are happy to announce that Derecka Mehrens, Executive Director of San Jose's Working Partnerships USA will be our special guest speaker for the upcoming Delegate Assembly. She was recently featured on MSNBC for a Labor Day interview.


Invitation to October Delegate Assembly


You are cordially invited to attend Local 21’s next Delegate Assembly!

Contra Costa County Steward Margie Valdez


Contra Costa County Chief Steward at Local 21 works as a Supervising Engineering Technician in the Maintenance division for the County’s Department of Public Works. Currently, she manages safety training and other kinds of on-the-job skills training.  She has served L21 as chief steward for over three years now.