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

Video #2: San Francisco Negotiations and Healthcare


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"


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


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


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


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


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.


Postpone Dissolution of Redevelopment Agencies: SUPPORT SB 659


Save Jobs, Affordable Housing and Economic Development

As you may know, the CA Supreme Court ruled that the measure to abolish redevelopment was legal and that the bill allowing redevelopment programs to continue in exchange for shifting millions of dollars to the state was unconstitutional. Worse, they ruled that redevelopment agencies should wind down their activities by February 1, just days from now.