New Employee Orientation Bill Strengthens Our Ability to Organize


The newly minted New Employee Orientation Law opens up broad space for public sector unions in California to more fully represent and organize our members.

Sunnyvale City Workers Overwhelmingly Vote to Join Local 21


The SEA (Sunnyvale Employees Association), an independent Association representing about 450 workers for the city of Sunnyvale, recently voted by an overwhelming margin of 91% to join IFPTE Local 21.

Members Celebrate the 10th Annual Local 21 South Bay BBQ


There were long lines for Chefs Paul Pascoal and Khoa Vo's famous dry rub ribs, tri tip, and chicken marinated in his special Santa Maria style marinade, delicious potato salad, chili, garlic bread, fixins, ice cream sandwiches, and more.

Breakthrough on Civil Service Tests for SFUSD Members 


After several years of pushing the San Francisco Unified School District to convert Local 21 members hired as exempt employees to permanent Civil Service workers, a breakthrough might be on the horizon.

Local 21 Welcomes New San Jose Representative/ Organizer Matthew Mason


“I firmly believe the workers must be the central figures in their own liberation,” said Matthew.

Executive Committee Officer Elections


The International Federation of Professional and 
Technical Engineers Local 21, AFL‑CIO
Executive Committee Officer Elections

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the election, please contact the

HSS to Roll Out New, More Affordable, Health Plan


By working with Blue Shield, HSS is offering Blue Shield Trio. The new plan is being implemented to create competition in the market place to force Sutter’s prices down.

Supervisors Pass Fair Pay Ordinance Prohibiting Employers from Considering Past or Current Salary


The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance (#170350) that prohibits San Francisco employers from considering the current or past salary of any job applicant when making a hiring decision or salary offer.

Members Fight Back Against Trumpcare — with their Phones!


Ben Cooper, a Local 21 member in the Department of the Environment said, “I was able to talk to people about a crucial issue in a part of the country I would never have been able to access otherwise. I connected 9 people with their Senators to have their voices heard, and that’s a real impact.”

ACA Is In Peril…Again


Late last week we learned that the closed-door meetings with select Republican Senators resulted in a bill, and that bill would be put to a vote in just a week’s time with no public hearings or debate. Just today we have learned that they don’t have the votes they need yet, and the vote has been delayed until after the July 4th holiday.