Local 21 Members Fight Back Against Dress Code Impositions


Imagine being and IT worker who hauls heavy tech equipment and crawls under dusty desks to fix computers, and getting a memorandum from your office that you are now required to start wearing dress slacks and professional business attire while doing your job.

Elect Fellow Local 21 Member Rafael Mandelman to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors!


Rafael Mandelman, a member of Oakland’s Deputy City Attorney Chapter, is Local 21’s endorsed candidate for District 8 Supervisor on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Know Your Rights!


You have rights if you are the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Recently, DHR sent a memo out to CCSF workers detailing these rights.

Delegate Assembly- Tools for Leading Change


It was time to provide more tools for Volunteer Organizing Team members who have answered the call to duty and are on the front lines asking our co-workers to recommit to our union. With news that the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Janus v. AFSCME in February, the urgency is even more profound.

Members Take Action at Santa Clara Valley Water District Bargaining


Despite the drizzle, nearly 120 members from Local 21 and AFSCME rallied in a show of solidarity for a healthy, fair contract while the Board of Directors met inside.

Local 21 Wins Big Arbitration Victory for Scapegoated Member


It has taken almost 3 years, a 13-day arbitration hearing, and hundreds of hours of work and legal counsel, but justice has finally been served for Boland. The arbitrator has sided with Local 21 on all counts, and demanded that Ms. Boland be reinstated to her job- with back pay and full benefits.

East Bay Municipal Utility District Unit Overwhelmingly Ratifies New Contract


We are pleased to announce that after more than a year of bargaining with the District, East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) finally reached an agreement and ratified the new contract this month. The members overwhelmingly voted in favor of the new contract with nearly 80% turnout.

Berkeley Unified School District Ratifies Tentative Agreement with Wins on Several Issues


We are pleased to announce that Local 21’s Berkeley Unified School District Unit (BUSD) has ratified a Tentative Agreement with the District.

Kids or Grandkids Pursuing Higher Ed? Have Them Apply for an IFPTE Scholarship!


IFPTE will be awarding four college scholarships of $2,500 each to children or grandchildren of IFPTE members.

CCSF Hiring Modernization Project


DHR is in the process of designing a new hiring system and recently met with Local 21 and other city unions to have a preliminary talk about its plans.