California Unions Protect Pensions Yet Again


Three Senate Bills were defeated in Committee that would have targeted public sector pensions. Local 21’s lobbyist, along with union advocates from across the state, made sure union members’ voices were heard and our pensions were protected.

Local 21 is WERKING it for Pride!


Don't have plans this Sunday? Well now you do! Come march with us at the SF Pride parade this Sunday! RSVP here.

Local 21 Has Karaoke, Film Screenings, and Education Pieces to Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month


Representation matters in all forms, and it matters that our labor movement recognizes the contributions of Asian American activists.

Whoohoo! Local 21 Has Reached 90% Union Membership!


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Reminder! The Spring Local 21 Delegate Assembly is coming up quickly!


For more information and to RSVP, please visit our Eventbrite page. If you are a Delegate or will be an Acting Delegate for your chapter, you must RSVP by Friday, June 8th.

Letter from Retiring Executive Director Bob Muscat


I want to take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation to the members of Local 21 for the honor of being Local 21’s Executive Director for eleven years. Local 21 has many achievements to be proud of in the union’s more than 40 year history, but together we transformed our union in the last decade.

City of San Jose Chapters Win Strong Contract


Strong member leadership and a clear understanding of the members’ priorities led Local 21 to substantial bargaining table gains. CAMP Vice President and Bargaining Team member Olympia Williams explains the plan perfectly, “We started early, long before contract expiration, to set a solid foundation to get broad portions of the membership involved, not only for the contract fight but also to be active and engaged for the three-year term of the recently ratified MOU.”

May is Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month— Celebrate with us!


In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage month, we will be sending emails next month on prominent API activists who have made a difference in American history. We will also be hosting a Local 21 API Caucus karaoke on May 17th. RSVP for the event here! Everyone is welcome, regardless of background.


Kim Thompson is Taking Names and Signing Cards at the Department of Technology in CCSF


As a VOT, Kim says that most people she talks to about supporting our union understand and want to commit to keeping us strong. Sometimes she runs into workers who think they don’t need a union because they think the City would extend the same raises, benefits, and protections without one. Thompson talks to them about how raises, benefits, and a secure retirement are not a sure thing, like she found out when she worked for the City without a union contract.

Local 21 San Francisco PAC Endorsements!


The Local 21 San Francisco Council has voted to adopt the following San Francisco PAC endorsements for the upcoming election!