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



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

26. July 2017 · Comments Off on The contract fight goes on! · Categories: News, Your Contract

We had our final bargaining session of the 2016-2017 fiscal year on June 22. We expect to be back at the table in August to continue to fight for you! Our top remaining issues are around pay parity, safety, quality of life, and environmental responsibility. Contact Arlene Sharp to get involved!

26. July 2017 · Comments Off on Baseball and SEIU: A Perfect Summer Pairing · Categories: News, Special Events

SEIU represents over 10,000 school workers in Northern California, and we love to get together to learn from each other and build solidarity. Stay tuned for news on the Education Industry Summit this fall.

Today we’re talking about having fun together! As in the past 2 years we will be attending the A’s game against the Orioles on August 13th. It’s always a great time.

This event is open to all Education employees and their families so please share this with the members of your chapters.  This year the price is $32.00 which includes an awesome lunch, food voucher and a A’s ball cap.

To order tickets – contact Jan Schardt, Local 1021 Secretary, 707-225-4146 or jan.schardt@seiu1021.org

Please share this flyer with any coworkers who don’t check their email and encourage them to come with us!

20. March 2017 · Comments Off on Towards a Community Hiring Plan · Categories: News, Your Rights

Outside of bargaining, we’re working with the District, the Families Union, UESF, Close the Gap, and Jobs with Justice on a community hiring plan that will improve outreach to underserved communities. SEIU is taking a leading role in developing this plan, and we really want broad member participation in putting together this plan and the materials and outreach around it. Please get in touch with Josh if you’re interested!

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 »

20. March 2017 · Comments Off on Welcome Our Newest Members: 2977 Education Integration Specialists! · Categories: News

As of March 8, the Education integration Specialists have joined our union! These members provide crucial family and community support at schools throughout our district. As part of this unit election, new member and steward Tracy Brown will be joining our bargaining team.

20. March 2017 · Comments Off on Bargaining 2017, Day 2: Budget, Permanent Testing, Health Care, Benefits · Categories: News, Your Contract

The District delivered a budget presentation that clearly defines the need for additional local revenue to support essential services in our schools.

We’re very close to agreement on civil service testing and health care protections for workers currently in temporary positions.

The Union advanced a benefits proposal focused on improving retention of mid-career workers and parents, and increasing protections for our retirees.

On Thursday, April 6 we will present our proposal to improve service in Student Nutrition, and improvements to the job posting and career ladder provisions in the current contract.

15. March 2017 · Comments Off on 2017 Bargaining, Update 1 · Categories: News, Your Contract

Bargaining 2017, Day 1: Translation and Temporary Workers

Your union advanced proposals on temporary worker status, preserving healthcare in our uncertain political environment. We were able to reach tentative agreement on one item assuring timely translation and distribution of new contracts.

On Thursday, March 16, we’re preparing to discuss issues relating to worker safety and fair scheduling in the custodial department, ensuring access to affordable health insurance, and providing dental benefits that reasonably address the needs of members.

Remember – it’s your contract too!

Will you stand up and join us in fighting for a fair deal for our families?

#WeAreUnified in defending public education and respect for workers

What’s your cost of living?

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 »

Protect your health care and retirement: PHONE BANK on Wednesday, March 13

Join us on Wednesday night from 5-8pm to reach out to voters in California, Arizona, Alaska, and Nevada and ask them to speak to their representatives about protecting health care

View the Flyer »

05. March 2017 · Comments Off on Civil Service Updates March 2017 · Categories: Civil Service, News

Clerical (1424/26) Testing Scheduled by City!

The City of San Francisco has taken over the 1424/1426 Testing process, and has scheduled the test for first quarter of 2018. Contact Darin Conley in HR if you would like to be a Subject Matter Expert for the test development.

1930 Warehouse Worker PBT in development

The District is now developing a position based test to open permanent jobs for our warehouse workers.

Other PBTs Coming Up

We are actively working with the District to develop tests for Radio Announcer Operators, Transportation Schedulers, Assistant Houseparents, and other often-overlooked small classifications. We are also working on bringing back Shade and Drapery Worker positions. Stay tuned for updates, or contact Josh with offers of help and questions.