11. September 2015 · Comments Off on Chapter Meeting Wednesday September 16 at 5:30 · Categories: News, Special Events

September 16 at 5:30pm – 350 Rhode Island Street, on the 22, 33, 55, and 19 bus lines. Street parking available.

We had a great kickoff to our campaign for due process rights for temporary workers last Tuesday at the School Board meeting! Thanks to those who attended to share their stories of long-term temporary employment and the unfair way almost 500 of our members have been treated.

This Wednesday‘s chapter meeting will focus on temporary workers and our fall organizing campaigns! We’re getting ready for the SNS test and next spring’s contract bargaining.

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:

02. August 2015 · Comments Off on Let’s Get Together! Meet and Greets at 555 Franklin and 135 Van Ness this Wednesday · Categories: Special Events

Meet our new chapter officers and new staff field representative Ronda Goldsby this Wednesday! We’ll be at 555 Franklin Street with coffee and morning treats from 7:30 – 9am, and at 135 Van Ness with lunch from 11am – 1pm.

For Student Nutrition workers, we will be at your back-to-school trainings all day to answer questions on August 4 and 10. We’ll also be at the clerical training on August 7.

Get your questions answered, learn about upcoming events, register to vote, fill out our bargaining survey, and get connected with your union. It’s going to be a fun and busy year!

02. August 2015 · Comments Off on Learn about FMLA and Job-Protected Leaves · Categories: Special Events, Your Rights · Tags:

Thurs., Aug 20/ 5:30-8pm

350 Rhode Island, Rm A, San Francisco, CA
RSVP is required for this training, as it always fills up – call 877-OUR-1021 to register or click here.

Learn about FMLA, CFRA, pregnancy and paid family leave as well as reasonable accommodation of a disability. Any member with injuries or health concerns should consider attending as well as those who help to enforce co-workers rights.

Connect with your union, become an active leader and learn how to win! Our summer classes are open to all Local 1021 members July-September, 2015. If you are NOT yet a member and would like to attend a training, please sign a membership form obtainable from your field rep or by calling our Member Resource Center.

Learn about more trainings on the SEIU 1021 training page!

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


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

26. May 2015 · Comments Off on Vote Counting Tonight! · Categories: Special Events

Meet us at the union hall tonight to witness and help out with the vote counting. We’ll also be talking about upcoming events and plans for next year.

Counting starts promptly at 5:00pm, and we’ll go until it’s all done. Results will be announced via an email immediately afterwards. Please sign up for our mailing list if you haven’t already!

See you there!

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

Chapter Meeting Wednesday March 18 at 5:30pm
350 Rhode Island St.
RSVP for dinner

The Fight for 15 will raise us all up, and I believe that we can win


I just got back from the SEIU Ignite conference, where I had a chance to spend time with fast food workers, airport workers, child care workers, and other folks who are struggling for a living wage just like us. Most of these folks don’t even have access to a union to help them bargain for a better deal.

Their stories are moving, and the Fight for 15 is winning higher wages around the country. San Francisco will have a $15 minimum wage in 2018, which makes it easier for SEIU to bargain higher wages for our members as well. But around our homes and communities, the fight for fair pay and respect needs our help. I will be in Berkeley on April 15 at 4pm to stand with thousands of my brothers and sisters to show our strength, and we need you to stand with us. Will you? Will you fight for respect for all workers? Will you help to raise up our families and communities? Say YES! Sign up at Wednesday’s chapter meeting or call 1-877-OUR-1021 and say you will join the fight.

Nominations Underway!

Chapter elections are this April, and nominations are now open. Submit them to the election committee or Christina Miyabe at the 1021 offices, or come to Wednesday’s chapter meeting. All members are encouraged to run for office! Learn more on our website.

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.

Risky. Expensive. Secret.

These are not words any of us want to hear about our retirement. But the SFERS board is considering plans to put up to $3 Billion of our retirement into unregulated hedge funds. Join your SEIU brothers and sisters to learn more about your retirement security this Thursday, February 5 at 5:30pm.

Screenshot 2015-01-31 11.14.21Learn about the impact of these changes on your retirement 

Proposed investment in hedge funds will cost our Pension Plan $100 Million per year in fees alone. Please post the flyer and share it with your coworkers.

Discuss strategies to improve retirement security

Share ideas with fellow members and learn about strategies to provide secure long-term funding for our pensions.

Tell the Retirement Board what you think
Sign the SEIU petition for retirement security and learn about upcoming retirement board meetings where your voice can be heard.


RSVP to the Member Resource Center 877-OUR-1021

It’s Wednesday, January 7, and today’s the day to vote for your raise! Visit one of these sites:

8am – 5pm

  • SEIU 1021 Union Hall at 350 Rhode Island Street, Suite 100 South

8am – 4pm

  • Everett Middle School – Room 5
  • 834 Toland Street – by Fire Extinguisher shop
  • 20 Cook Street
  • 135 Van Ness
  • Feinstein Elementary – Foyer
  • Marina Middle School – Auditorium Lobby (Enter from Fillmore St)
  • SOTA / Academy of Arts and Sciences – Quad area

Votes will be counted at the union hall starting at 5pm. We’d love to have your help! RSVP to Josh by text or call at 415-894-0279 if you’ll be there for dinner at 6pm.