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.

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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.

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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! 

20. August 2015 · Comments Off on Union Starts with You: September 8 Rally for Temporary Worker Justice · Categories: Special Events, Stand Up!, Uncategorized, Your Rights

School Board Meeting at 6pm, September 8
Public Comment usually around 7pm
555 Franklin Street, on the 5, 47, and 49 bus lines

Over 200 of our student nutrition workers, 200 of our clerks and school secretaries, and nearly 100 other members of our chapter were improperly and unfairly hired as “temporary exempt” workers.

We are not exempt from justice!
We are not exempt from due process!
We are not exempt from fair pay and benefits!

We Are Not Disposable.

On September 8, join your brothers and sisters at the school board to show our strength and demand a path to permanent status for our temporary workers. We deserve respect and job security.

Do you really want to go to work “as needed” — not knowing if you’ll have a job the next day? RSVP using this form, or email josh@seiu-sfusd.org:

26. May 2015 · Comments Off on Chapter Election Results – Congratulations, Vice President Rafael Picazo · Categories: News, Stand Up! · Tags:

The votes have been tallied, and the result has been certified for this  extremely close vice-presidential election. Rafael Picazo has been  elected vice-president of our chapter by a margin of 101 – 97 votes, with three invalid ballots and one ballot cast for no candidate. Several other races were uncontested. Your chapter officers are:

Josh Davidson – President
Rafael Picazo – Vice President
Marina Diaz-Flores – Secretary
Marina Diaz-Flores and Yuvonne Johnson-Miller, COPE coordinators

No candidates were nominated for the offices of Treasurer and Chief Steward. Per chapter bylaws, the elected officers will confer and appoint members to fill those positions until the next chapter election.

Your new chapter officers will be installed at the next general membership meeting, June 17 at 5:30pm at the union hall. Be there to learn about the upcoming SEIU Convention!

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26. May 2015 · Comments Off on Become a Delegate to the SEIU 1021 Convention! · Categories: Special Events, Stand Up!

Be a part of the movement of workers from all over our union coming together for the SEIU 1021 Convention on September 26 and 27, 2015 at the Oakland Airport Hilton.

The convention will feature:

  • Inspiring speakers
  • Thought-provoking workshops & presentations
  • Socializing & dancing

BECOME A CONVENTION DELEGATE

Our convention delegate election will happen at the June 17 chapter meeting. Nominations are now open! Please use this form to nominate a member for the convention, or call one of your chapter officers!

For the latest convention updates, log on to:
www. 1021 CONVENTION .org

 

convention-flyer convention-form

It’s been a year.
Why aren’t we where we need to be?

Join us this saturday for a forum on Safe and Supportive Schools and the Local Accountability on Saturday, April 25. RSVP online or call Gordon Mar at 415-994-2496

Saturday, April 25 from 11am – 2pm
Buena Vista Horace Mann School
3351 23rd Street
Lunch, Child care, and translation will be provided. Please 

Last year, the San Francisco Board of Education passed the Safe and Supportive Schools Resolution to guarantee greater instructional time for kids that need it most by providing constructive alternatives to suspension and expulsion.

It’s time to tell the district to fully fund their promises to our students. It’s time to provide support in all schools for restorative practices and wraparound services for our families. It’s time to start taking this seriously.

On April 25, we will come together and explore what our families and communities need and how we can make the district accountable to provide that support. Join us at Buena Vista Horace Mann school from 11am – 2pm for an interactive discussion and forum on community goals and priorities. Help set the agenda for next year so we can put our kids before the budget.

RSVP online or call 415-994-2496

Nominations Begin at this Wednesday’s Chapter Meeting

We’re gearing up for chapter elections in April, and we want YOU to take part! Nominations from the floor will be open at our chapter meeting:

Wednesday, February 18
5:30pm – 7pm

350 Rhode Island Street
Suite 100 South
Library

on the 19 and 22 bus lines

 

Plan a party!
We’ve had a lot of challenges these last few years in SFUSD, but things are getting better because of the hard work and dedication of the classified staff who hold everything together. We keep the lights on and the district moving forward, and it’s time to celebrate! Sign up at the chapter meeting to help us plan a party this spring, and bring lots of ideas.
We’ll also provide an updates on:
Civil Service Testing
Food handler and JobAps training
Retirement and Hedge Funds
Biometric time clocks
Union office hours at major buildings
Upcoming sick leave eligibility for as-needed workers
And anything else you want to know!
Reply to this message to RSVP, or call or text Josh at 415-894-0279