San Francisco

Local 21, City Reach Mediated Tentative Agreement: Ratification Vote Begins

04/27/2012

Late Thursday, Local 21 and City negotiators reached a tentative agreement for a new contract through July 1, 2014. The new agreement was reached with the assistance of Arbitrator Carol Vendrillo, and becomes effective July 1, 2012, if approved by members. Details of the agreement will be provided at upcoming Roadshow Ratification Meetings, beginning this Monday. Please come to one of the meetings to learn about the tentative agreement and cast your vote. Drop-in voting will also take place at Local 21’s office from Monday April 30, to Wednesday May 2, 9am-5pm.

Got Endorsements? Join the San Francisco Political Action Committee!

04/27/2012

Our San Francisco Political Action Committee (SF PAC) is recruiting new members. The SF PAC reviews local ballot measures and interviews candidates to make endorsement recommendations to the full San Francisco Council, which is the decision making body of Local 21’s City of San Francisco chapters. The PAC is a working committee, and members are expected to volunteer ten hours in one of our campaigns, donate at least $7.50 per paycheck to the PAC Fund, or serve as our representative to one of our coalition partners (i.e. Jobs with Justice).

Button Up: Watch newest video, and button up every Tuesday and Friday!

04/10/2012

Watch newest video, and button up every Tuesday and Friday!

Video #2: San Francisco Negotiations and Healthcare

03/23/2012

I encourage you to watch our short video response to the City’s proposal on employee healthcare. Little progress is being made at the bargaining table; salaries, along with healthcare continue to loom as the key issues. Malea Chavez, a member of our research team, is covered by one of the City’s health plans, and is our spokesperson on this issue.

SF Members Villareal-Mayer, Ascano Receive "Good Government Awards"

03/16/2012

On Monday, March 19th, Local 21 members and other public employees recognized for their creative service to the City, will be honored at the 32nd Annual Good Government Awards. Two Local 21 members will receive this award for their assistance in developing a Municipal Tax Automation system.

Local 21 Proposes 3.2% Raise, City of San Francisco Proposes Major Cuts

03/16/2012

Clearly, Local 21’s view of what’s fair and what our economic future holds is strikingly different from the City of San Francisco’s. Based on the quickly improving budget data, Local 21’s San Francisco Bargaining Team, who began negotiations one month ago, formally proposed a 3.2% wage increase. This is the same CPI-driven increase granted to all City contractors last January. 

San Francisco Members Begin Bargaining First Full Contract In Six Years

03/06/2012

For more information, visit our San Francisco 2012 Bargaining Page.


Local 21’s 24-person Bargaining Team representing membe

Health Services Board Approves New Co-Pays

02/10/2012

On January 12, the Health Service Board approved increases in member co-pays for the six-month benefits period, July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to approve these changes on February 1, 2012 at the Budget Committee meeting. Supervisor Carmen Chu, Chair of Budget Committee, articulated reasons for the 6-month change. 

Redevelopment Ends, Some Programs Survive

02/03/2012

February 1 marked the end of redevelopment for 400 cities and counties in California. The transition for employees represented by Local 21 has been smoother in some places than in others. Here is a brief run down:

San Leandro & Hayward

San Leandro is still determining next steps following the dissolution of Redevelopment. The Union is meeting and conferring with Hayward administrators over the impact of layoffs and bumping.

Richmond

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