05. June 2018 · Comments Off on Come to the June 12th Board Meeting · Categories: Stand Up!, Your Rights

This will be a big one! We demand justice for the families at Malcom X school who could have their space taken away by a new charter.

We also demand safe, healthy schools protected by our environmental health workers.

We demand respect for classified staff in all district decisions.

Join us and speak out for your schools!

June 12, 6pm
555 Franklin St, 94102

RSVP to Tracy

11. May 2018 · Comments Off on Sick Leave Donations – What You Need to Know · Categories: Stand Up!, Your Contract, Your Rights

In the 2016-2017 Contract, SEIU added language to support donation of sick leave to your coworkers. Unlike some other units, we don’t have a limited “open enrollment” period or a “bank” to manage, instead we collect donations for each individual who needs leave.

How to Donate
First, let us know you have leave available that you’re willing to donate.

If you already know whom you want to donate to, you can download the donation form here and turn it in to any steward.

Otherwise, we’ll keep you informed when members need donations, and ask you to fill out a donation form for each member in need.

One of our stewards will collect the forms for each member in need and deliver them to Labor Relations.

Donations will be used in a cycle, 2 hours at a time. Any unused leave will be returned after the member’s needs have been met.

How to Request a Donation
Just let any steward know you need help. Gesner Nazaire at Cesar Chavez is your steward in charge of catastrophic leave.

You must meet the eligibility requirements:

  1. Unable to work because of your (or an immediate family member’s) illness or injury for at least 30 days
  2. All of your sick leave will be used up
  3. You have documentation of your medical need*
  4. You are eligible for accrued sick leave
  • We respect your privacy: you do not need to tell us, or HR, the specific nature of your medical condition. We only need “a statement signed by a doctor, dentist, podiatrist, licensed clinical psychologist or Christian Science practitioner with information sufficient to certify your illness”

Read all the details in your contract

05. April 2018 · Comments Off on Join us for our April Chapter Meeting on 4/25 at 5:30! · Categories: Special Events, Stand Up!

April’s meeting is all about clerks! We’ll be talking summer assignment, civil service testing, and service standards. Bring your ideas and an empty stomach.

We’ll also have updates on the parcel tax, the Education Industry Summit, and the member convention

RSVP to jesse.tangk@seiu1021.org or the Facebook event 

 

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

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!

20. March 2017 · Comments Off on What’s your cost of living? · Categories: Stand Up!, Your Contract

Help us get information on what our members spend on housing, health, and commuting so we can make better economic proposals at the bargaining table.

Take the Survey »

20. March 2017 · Comments Off on Protect your health care and retirement · Categories: News, Stand Up!

PHONE BANK on Wednesday, March 22

Join us on Wednesday nights from 5-8pm at the union hall, 350 Rhode Island Street, to reach out to citizens in California, Arizona, Alaska, and Nevada and ask them to take steps to protect our health care.

View the Flyer »

05. March 2017 · Comments Off on We must stand together! Help activate your worksite · Categories: Stand Up!, Your Contract

Do you want to bargain, or beg for scraps? We need every school and worksite to raise their voices for the pay parity we deserve. City classified workers just negotiated a 6% raise over the next 18 months, which would leave us 21% behind if the school district doesn’t step up.
Tell your coworkers, tell your supervisors, tell the school board: It’s time for pay parity.

Join the CAT team to get inside info on bargaining and updates on workplace actions and other things you and your coworkers can do to make sure the district treats us with respect. Call Arlene Sharp at 415-370-0498 or click here!

04. June 2016 · Comments Off on Tell the Budget Committee: Invest in Quality Child Care! · Categories: News, Stand Up!
Activist Teresa Lewxowitz arrested at child care rally

SEIU 1021 member and retired childcare worker Teresa Lewkowitz is arrested during a rally to support Early Education funding at the capitol. From @raisingCA on flickr.

The Assembly has proposed a $619 million investment into California’s childcare system by expanding access to quality childcare for children and families and increasing pay rates for child care workers.
Let the Budget Conference Committee members know you stand with the budget and making sure every family has access to quality, affordable child care: http://bit.ly/1UjzjiH

The Sacramento Bee gets it:

Though state lawmakers still talk a great game when it comes to caring about families, child care funding lags prerecession levels by more than $800 million. And though the legislative women’s caucus has asked for that money to be put back, the response so far has been pathetic.

We get the need to be fiscally prudent, but really? Maybe these people haven’t spent time around children lately. Otherwise they’d know that, just as one diaper won’t do when a baby uses eight daily, $80 worth of babysitting isn’t gettable for ten bucks.

State lawmakers should take another look at this funding. Nothing – no pothole, no pay raise, no prison – is more important than the first years of a child’s life.

Image from @raisingCA on flickr.

20. May 2016 · Comments Off on I can’t pay the rent without my 18% · Categories: Special Events, Stand Up!, Your Contract

Next Tuesday, May 24, We Stand Up!

This fall, SFUSD classified workers will be 18.25% behind city workers in the same jobs.

Our communities thrive when school workers live in our city’s neighborhoods and build bonds with the families there. Our communities thrive when good jobs are available to parents and graduates looking for a step up. Our communities thrive when the best and brightest workers are lining up to support our public schools. Fair wages are a necessary part of bringing our values to action.

Your bargaining team has put forward a responsible proposal for a three-year phase in of equal pay with city jobs, with insurance that we won’t fall behind in the future, but the district reports they are “not interested in competing with the city on wages.”

We deserve equal pay and respect, but it won’t come for free.

It’s time to fight for your rights and fair wages. Tuesday, May 24 at 5pm, we’re taking our message to the school board.  Will you be there to tell them what you need?

What does come for free? T-shirts and Pizza!

Download and share the flyer, and then RSVP so we can have a t-shirt and slice ready for you!

If you’re around 555 Franklin earlier in the day, we’re also having a union lunch gathering in the board room at from noon – 12:45 to share updates on bargaining and answer questions.

RSVP and come to the rally for your pizza and t-shirt!