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A measure on the November ballot will shut us out of politics, prohibiting all union members from making voluntary contributions to candidates through their union. The “Power Grab” measure is designed to clear the playing field of opposition to their corporate agenda, which includes contracting out, going after our health benefits, and attacking our retirement.

June Election Day Endorsements


Don't forget to Vote on June 5, 2012. Your Union recommends the following candidates and measures...

Alameda Labor Council Honors Local 21’s Bob Britton


The Alameda County Labor Council honored Local 21’s Field Services Director, Bob Britton, at their annual COPE dinner. Britton was given the award of “Political Warrior” for his decades of service and commitment to the labor movement.

Team 21 Raises Thousands in American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb


Local 21 had a team of members, staff, and friends collect over $2,300 in donations during the 2012 Fight for Air Climb. This annual event is a fundraiser supporting the American Lung Association’s education, research, and advocacy programs. On March 31, 2012, our team climbed 52 flights of stairs at 555 California Street, totaling 1,197 steps.

International Union Convention Election Results


We are happy to announce the results for the International Union Convention election. The Election Committee was made up of the following Local 21 members: Shawn Holle, Chair, Eileen Ross, and Mike Nettles.

Cesar Chavez Day Parade & Festival, April 21


On Saturday, April 21, Local 21 members are encouraged to attend the 12th Annual Cesar Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival in San Francisco. This annual parade in the Mission district draws a diverse crowd, and ends at the 24th Street fair. It is more important than ever to remember Chavez, who used nonviolent tactics to pressureemployers to recognize the United Farm Workers Union as the bargaining agent for 50,000 field workers.

Dump Your Bank


How did we end up in this economic recession, and why are city workers being blamed for it? This short, educational film will attempt to answer those questions, and tell you who is really to blame: big banks.

Voters don't blame workers for pension woes, new poll finds


California voters do not blame public employees for the state's pension woes and 
are in no hurry to make steep cuts in the system, according to a new USC 
Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.

CalPERS Responds to National Study on the Economic Benefits of Pensions


SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) today issued the following response to the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) report on the economic benefits of defined benefit pension plans:

21 Unsung Heroes


While everyone knows and appreciates police officers and firefighters, heroes who take great risks in their service to the public, few know the thousands of Local 21 professionals, unsung heroes working behind the scenes, almost undercover, to improve the lives of San Franciscans.