26. October 2017 · Comments Off on Contract Passes! 98% vote YES · Categories: Your Contract

We have a contract! By a vote of 557-7, 98% of our members ratified the tentative agreement.

Thank you to our awesome volunteers for reaching 51% of the chapter to vote yesterday. Next time, with your help, we can get to 100% of our members.

Thank you also to the team who spent hours last night talking and validating the vote!

01. November 2017 · Comments Off on SEIU City of Oakland Strike! · Categories: News · Tags: ,



24. October 2017 · Comments Off on Chapter Meeting 5:30pm on the 25th · Categories: Special Events, Stand Up!, Your Contract

Josh is making tacos, Mina is making cupcakes

We’ll be counting votes and announcing the results!

We’re not stopping just because the contract is closed! Get involved in what’s next – community schools, orientations, uniforms, evaluations, family friendly workplace, clerical testing, emergency planning, parental leave, student assignment preference, salary schedule adjustments, and more!
350 Rhode Island Street, Suite 100 South
at Kansas and 16th Avenue
on the 22, 55, 19, 10, and 9 bus lines

24. October 2017 · Comments Off on Where and When to VOTE on your contract Wednesday the 25th · Categories: News

We have voting sites all over town, as well as roving ballot collectors and a hotline for questions. See all the details below
Remember: You must be a member to vote – if your pay stub doesn’t say “union dues” then you can fill out a member card when you cast your ballot.

Vote early at Embarcadero BART or Transbay Terminal, from 9am – 3pm at the checkmarked sites, or later at the union hall. See below for the schedule for the roving ballot collectors.






Early Voting
For folks who commute in, we have early voting at three sites
6am – 2:30pm SOTA Kitchen
(enter O’Shaugnessy gate – call 415-610-5709)
6-7am Embarcadero BART
(look for Josh by Clipper booth)
7-8am Transbay Terminal
(look for Josh by center kiosk)
We have so many great volunteers helping us with the vote – thank you all! If you’re at or near one of these sites, you can vote from 9am – 3pm:

135 Van Ness – Lobby
555 Franklin – Lobby
841 Ellis – Clerks Office

834 Toland – Custodial Office
1000 Selby – Transportation Office
Leola Havard – Office
Willie Brown MS – Cafeteria
Thurgood Marshall – Office

South Central
June Jordan – Cafeteria
Community K8 – Office
San Miguel EES – Kitchen

AP Giannini – Office
Lawton – Office
Alice Fong Yu ES – Cafeteria
SOTA – Cafeteria
SPED at Santiago

Everett MS – Office
Mission HS – Office
O’Connell – Office
Chavez – Office
Bryant – Office
Mission Ed Center – Office
Paul Revere – Office

Pac Heights
Tule Elk Park – Office

Alamo ES – Office
20 Cook Street – ExCEL Office
750 25th Avenue – Second Floor

Late Voting
Did you miss the vote at your site? We will be accepting ballots at the union hall until 6pm
350 Rhode Island Street, Suite 100 South

Roving Voting
Four of our members will be visiting sites during the day (times are approximate)

Bessie Carmichael (both), Lakeshore/Lowell, Flynn, Lafayette

Tenderloin, Sloat, Washington, Buena Vista Horace Mann

Spring Valley, Aptos, Lick, Presidio MS

Yick Wo, Ortega, Alvarado, Sutro

Francisco, Sheridan, Lilienthal K2, Harvey Milk

Garfield, Roosevelt, Marshall ES, Longfellow

Chin, Guadalupe, Downtown HS, Presidio EES

CEC, Vis Valley MS, Daniel Webster, Lilienthal 3-8

Stockton/Lau, Burton, Galileo, Starr King

13. October 2017 · Comments Off on What’s new in your contract? · Categories: Your Contract, Your Rights

We’ll have a draft up this weekend to view on this site

The quick highlights are:

1. Better protections against harassment at work
2. Guarantee of a test for permanent jobs in every SEIU represented class
3. A raise each year of the contract: 5% retro to 7/1/17, 4% on 7/1/18, and 3% on 7/1/19 (with the option to reopen in the third year if new revenue is available)
4. A $500 lump sum payment on ratification
5. Committees to update pay scales in student nutrition and environmental health
6. Release time for parents who need to go to IEP conferences
7. Improvements in bereavement leave
8. Protection for health benefits gained through the ACA
9. Shorter probationary periods for long-term temps
10. Required 15 work day notice of schedule changes

13. October 2017 · Comments Off on We have a Tentative Agreement, Now it’s time for our members to vote · Categories: Vote!, Your Contract

You can help by organizing voters where you work!

We want every member to learn about the new contract and cast their vote on Wednesday, October 25. To make sure everyone has a chance to vote, we’re hoping you can help us by hosting a vote at your worksite. It’s easy!
1. You’ll let all the SEIU members at your school or site know to come see you to cast their ballot and get info about the contract
2. We’ll drop off the materials on Monday or Tuesday and give you an intro about how to securely collect the votes
3. You’ll keep the box with you or locked up on the day and make sure everyone votes
4. You’ll bring the box to our chapter meeting before 6pm and get a delicious cupcake!

(If members have questions about the contract that you aren’t sure about, or they need help in another language, we’ll give you a call sheet to refer them to the right person.)


Yes, I can host the vote at my worksite!

29. September 2017 · Comments Off on We have a TA! · Categories: Vote!, Your Contract

At 7:48pm tonight, your bargaining team signed a tentative agreement that provides important guarantees around school & workplace safety, permanent jobs, and fair wages.

With this contract, we will take significant steps towards parity with our brothers and sisters at the city – 12% over 3 years (5-4-3) plus a $500 one-time payment to support the short term needs of our workers.

Thank you to our members who stood united in support of a fair deal.

Now San Francisco Unified School District – it’s time to settle a fair contract for IFPTE Local 21LiUNA!, Local 261United Educators of San Francisco, and the common crafts!

Stay tuned for more details on the contract – we will have a ratification vote in October!

28. September 2017 · Comments Off on Tell Jerry Brown to Sign AB621 – It’s Time to End the Cruel Summer · Categories: Stand Up!

Justice is Due: Tell Governor Brown to End The Cruel Summer

On Tuesday, July 12, the California Senate passed AB 621, the bill that will end the cruel summer for over 284,000 classified school workers in California. The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk!

This means he’s listening and it also means this is the time to make our voices heard!

26. July 2017 · Comments Off on Speak Up for a Clean Retirement! · Categories: Your Rights · Tags: ,

We may be able to divest SF’s retirement fund from fossil fuels (which are increasingly volatile and subject to being orphaned assets that are stuck in the ground) but we need everyone possible to step up and be heard! The vote is going to be close either way, but this fight is winnable.

SF workers and residents, please send your message today and come to the meeting if you can!

August 9, 2:30pm
1145 Market Street, 6th Floor

26. July 2017 · Comments Off on Take a look – it’s in a book · Categories: Your Contract, Your Rights

There’s lots of important info in your contract to help you be happy and productive at work. Read all about it