A new documentary film coming out this week examines widening income inequality. Inequality for All features Robert Reich, professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, a speaker at a L21 Delegate Assembly
On October 5, 2013, immigrant communities, faith, labor, and civil rights groups, will join in marches and rallies in over 40 cities across our nation calling for Congress to pass immigration reform in 2013. We will be marching for commonsense immigration reform with legalization that leads to citizenship, legal immigration rules that promote family unity and protect worker rights, an end to the destruction of our families through deportations, and a halt to the rush towards massive wasteful spending on unneeded border militarization and for profit immigrant detention prisons.
The next Delegate Assembly will take place on Saturday, January 25 at the Hotel Whitcomb in San Francisco. Details to follow.
Warm congratulations to Local 21 member Joe DeVries, President of the City of Oakland H & M Chapter, on his appointment to the Alameda County Blue Ribbon Task Force on Measure A, the measure that provides funding for the county hospitals and community health services.
Local 21 Members Appointed to Public Posts
Congratulations also to Local 21 member Dan Rossi, Political Affairs Coordinator in the Oakland Deputy City Attorneys Chapter on his appointment to the City of Berkeley Housing Authority.
In a stunning turn of events, the governing board of California Public Employees Retirement System, the third largest non-federal purchaser of healthcare in the country is backing legislation to require Kaiser to provide documentation justifying rate increases.
At the January 2013 Delegate Assembly, Local 21 Delegates overwhelmingly passed a resolution authorizing the Executive Committee to invest a portion of reserves in a new office space for the San Francisco Headquarters. Located on Mission Street, the potential space is being offered at approximately half the going lease rate for comparable properties in the Mid-Market area and is close to both regional transit and the largest number of San Francisco members. Even when assuming a significant budget for tenant improvements, the cost to the Union over the 15-year lease is considerably less th