Oakland Bulletin: City Council Endorsements, PW/DOT Re-org, Labor Day Picnic, And More!

Our September Bulletin has information about the outcomes of our endorsement votes, but we can report that Oakland members voted to endorse in several Oakland races:

  • City Council District 5: Noel Gallo
  • City Council District 7: Larry Reid
  • City Attorney: Barbara Parker

The Oakland PAC and the Members that interviewed all the candidates for elected office in Oakland were not prepared to make recommendations for endorsement in City Council Districts 1 and 3. More information on those races will come out as available.

Here’s a list of highlights from this month’s newsletter:

  • Political Endorsement Process is our front page story. Our August Lunch and Learns focused on Political Action and our booklet handed out at those sessions is here.
  • Page 2 of our newsletter has a detailed update on the Public Works/Department of Transportation re-organization.
  • With our endorsement of candidates, we do need to move on our efforts to back up our endorsement and to that end, we will start with phone banks. Please see our info on page 3 and contact Tom Manley to sign up for a shift at tmanley@ifpte21.org .
  • There are some changes to the providers of benefits, as outlined on page 5 of the Bulletin, but no decreases to the level of benefits. This page also features and update on Head Start (no layoffs!) and how our grievance process works.
  • The Electronic Work Related Tools Committee update is detailed on page 7.
  • The endorsements for Oakland Ballot Measures are starting to roll in. Read more about the measures on pages 7-8 and if you don’t live in Oakland and want to find out more information about races and measures in your area, you can go to the Local 21 website for a complete list of Local 21 endorsements.
  • There is a new benefit for Oakland Members of Local 21 that allows 40% discounts on AFLAC, as presented at our Chapter meetings in the last month or so. Please see page 10 for information.
  • Don’t forget that there is an Alameda Labor Council Family Picnic on Labor Day, September 5 that will feature real-life Rosie the Riveters from World War II. More information is on page 6.