Local 21, Professional & Technical Engineers (IFPTE/AFL-CIO), is a union geared to the needs of highly trained professional and technical employees dedicated to improving governmental services and operations in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are decentralized; responsibility for program, direction and leadership rests largely with chapters, which are organized along employer and occupational lines. We employ a professional orientated union staff team who assist us. The overall direction of the union is the function of the Delegate Assembly, consisting of elected representatives from all chapters, Executive Officers who together form the Executive Committee, and the Executive Director, who is employed by the Delegate Assembly. We are governed by our local union bylaws and those of the chapters. The constitution of our union, International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, also speaks to membership rights and responsibilities.