Oakland MOU Bargaining Opens on the “Ides of March”


For weeks the City of Oakland has been trying to break up our chapters across three bargaining tables. This issue was finally resolved last week when the City agreed to sit with Local 21 bargaining at one table.

Opening Statement -2013 MOU Negotiations – City of Oakland


“We Are Oakland” Video presentation

Local 21 members are a fundamental, integral part of this City.  Many of our members not only work for the City, but live here, shop here, worship here, send their kids to schools here and all that comes with it, including, paying taxes.

Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot about public safety.

Oakland's Finance Committee Hears "Use Honest Numbers" Message, Delays Action on 5-Year Financial Plan


Members of Oakland's Finance Committee heard loud objections about the City Administrator's proposed 5-Year Financial Plan from Local 21 at a meeting earlier this week. As a result, they delayed taking any action until April 2, when a revised plan will be presented at a Council Budget Workshop.

Our 'Use Honest Numbers and Fix the Five-Year Plan' message was simple and effective. More than 200 Local 21 members signed an on-line petition urging Finance Committee members to send the report back to staff for revisions, and make sure we get honest numbers.

Local 21 Releases New Video: “We Are Oakland”


Our City of Oakland members care passionately about the Oakland community. Many of us live here, grew up here, work here, play here, and our kids go to school here. We care about our City and its future because we are part of it - We Are Oakland!

Oakland Members Honored


Earlier this week, outgoing Local 21 Oakland Vice President Jeff Levin was honored by the City Council for his 28 years of public service. Levin began his career with the City of Oakland as an intern, and will be retiring at the end of this year from his position as the Housing Policy & Programs Manager. He has also been instrumental in growing and strengthening our union in Oakland and around the Bay Area, through his role as an Executive Committee member and union leader.

Oakland Election Information


Information about the candidates in the upcoming City of Oakland election.

Join Us! Oakland Chapters Host District 3 Candidate Forums


Local 21’s Oakland chapters are gearing up to host the second in a series of forums to inform our members about candidates currently seeking office in Oakland. The next event will be held on Thursday, August 9 at Noon, in Hearing Rm 1 at Oakland City Hall.

Candidates for the District 3 City Council seat will answer questions from Local 21 members about their political positions and solutions for Oakland. We invite all of our members to come and hear where Oakland is going and what role each candidate envisions labor will play.

Oakland Members Honor Cesar Chavez


On March 29, Local 21’s City of Oakland chapters threw their 10th annual Cesar Chavez Day luncheon. Nearly 150 members attended, enjoying, music, food, and festivities.

Oakland Kicks Off “Dump Your Bank Campaign”


Oakland members recently kicked off the “Dump Your Bank Campaign,” supporting the effort to close accounts with major banks and switch to credit unions and community banks.

10th annual Cesar Chavez Celebration hosted by the Local 21 Oakland Council


Join us for our annual celebration of the life of a great labor leader, civil rights activist & humanitarian, Cesar E. Chavez.

Guest speaker Josie Camacho, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Alameda Labor Council, is a dynamic speaker who will talk about the labor movement and the struggle of immigrant workers.

In the spirit of Chavez’s legacy of community activism, this will be an eco-friendly green event. We are also

requesting that all members bring non-perishable items to donate to the Alameda County Food Bank.