Revenue is Way Up in The Bay Area, But Employers Are Still Looking for Give-Backs from Public Employees


Even in good economic times, employers are still trying to balance budgets on the backs of public workers.

CA Labor History: 150 Years Ago, Chinese Railroad Workers Staged the Era’s Largest Labor Strike, Proclaiming: “All the Same Good for Chinamen”


The men, many of them from Canton in southern China, had demands: They wanted pay equal to whites, shorter workdays, and better conditions for building the country’s first transcontinental railroad.

Donate to The Texas Workers Relief Fund and Help Fellow Union Families in Need


Union members help each other in times of disaster, and unions affiliated with the Texas AFL-CIO are participating in rescue and relief efforts.

Registration For The October 28th Delegate Assembly Is Now Open!


Click here to RSVP now. If you are a chapter Delegate or Acting Delegate for this Assembly, we must receive your RSVP by Friday, October 20th.

Get Ready to Vote: Your Ballot For the 2017 CalPERS Board Election Will Be In Your Mailbox Soon!


There are two Member-at-Large seats on the CalPERS Board up for election this fall, and IFPTE Local 21 is endorsing the two labor candidates: David Miller and Michael Bilbrey.

Asian American Local 21 Members “Ready for a Greater Voice in Our Union”


Local 21 members and staffers went to the APALA (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO) conference in Anaheim, California in August.

APALA is the first and only national organization of Asian American workers dedicated to the training, empowerment, and leadership of AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) within the labor movement.

Health Services System Changes Policy, Thanks to A Local 21 Member’s Activism


When Robin Hansen realized that existing HSS (Health Services System) policies regarding health coverage for adult children with disabilities seemed to unfairly penalize the parent and child, she set about to change it. 

Planners Chapter Take Telecommuniting and Hiring Inequities into Their Own Hands


Local 21 is not in bargaining for another two years because of our contract extension, but that’s not stopping members of the Planners and Environmental Specialists Chapter from identifying and working on some of their biggest workplace problems right now.

In the World of Exempt, One Day You’re In, The Next Day You’re Out


There seems to be some major misconceptions about exempt positions that need to be addressed so that Local 21 members don’t get fooled. Read this article and protect yourself!

Local 21 Welcomes Experienced Counsel Kenneth Page as Research, Communications & Training Director


Street activist-turned-attorney Kenneth Page has joined Local 21 as the new Research, Communications, and Training Director.