South Bay

Local 21 Member Assists with Relocation of Historic San José State Building



An odd sight made its way around San José State University at the beginning of the year.  A historic house weighing 200 tons — about two blue whales — snaked through City streets to a new home across campus.

Local 21 Member Eilbret Mirzapour coordinated the City of San José’s arm of the project.  Many onlookers lined the streets January 12 to see the behemoth’s transfer.

Local 21 Members Throw Citywide Block Party


Photo above:  CAMP Members Ryan Smith and Ed Solis help plan Viva CalleSJ 2018, which closes six miles of San José streets annually to traffic so people can walk, bike, run, stroll and scoot around neighborhoods.



Local 21 Members Honored as Pride of San José


Several Local 21 Members in our AEA, AMSP and CAMP chapters were recently named Pride of San José honorees.

The Pride of San José represent the highest level of public service and commitment to the City of San José and its residents. Honorees are chosen by City Manager David Sykes from nominations submitted by Department Directors and other Council Appointees. Sykes selected the following five teams for the 2017 Pride of San José awards based on the Employee Values of Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Celebration.

AMSP Leader Urges Colleagues to be Union Strong





Andre Morrow spent the last 17 years running San Jose’s sports programs and, most recently, beautifying its parks.  Sometimes, he’s done that while wearing a purple Minnesota Vikings sweatshirt or an Ohio State ball cap.  But he’s always done it with passion and energy.

In March, the Maintenance Supervisor reached that golden milestone: retirement!