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 Test
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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IU Convention an Inspiration for Local 21 Delegates


The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers held its international convention last week in Las Vegas and produced inspirational speeches, thought provoking resolutions, and an insight to where labor is headed in the coming years.

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 of Engineers and Architects President and Local 21 Executive Vice President. To send him off on a high note, Local 21 threw John a farewell party August 6, which was attended by current and retired Local 21 lea

Housing is a Labor Issue


A Local 21 member activist received special accolades from the International Union last week. In her opening speech at the IFPTE International Convention in Las Vegas, Liz Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO, recognized San Francisco Planner Moses Corrette for his work with Jobs for Justice, a community group that does work around tenants' rights in the Bay Area.