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

04. May 2018 · Comments Off on Drop-In Application Help at 135 Van Ness · Categories: Civil Service, Your Rights

Stop by this afternoon or Monday afternoon from 4-6 for help submitting an application for 1424 or 1426 civil service exams! We’ll be announcing dates and times for prep classes soon.

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

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

21. March 2017 · Comments Off on We Are Unified – Part 2 · Categories: Your Contract, Your Rights

We are unified in protecting our most vulnerable children and providing support and access to high quality public education. Won’t you stand 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!

15. September 2016 · Comments Off on Steward Trainings Coming Soon · Categories: Special Events, Your Rights

chinese-steward-training-flyerChinese Language
Basic Steward Training

Wednesday September 21
350 Rhode Island St

Must RSVP to 877-OUR-1021 or online

Designed for new stewards, this course focuses on the rights and roles of union leaders, legal protections for stewards, problem-solving 101 and Weingarten rights.

Sign Up! | Get the Flyer to Share with your Coworkers

 

English Language Intermediate Steward Training

Tuesday October 4Stewards Standing Up for Our Communities
350 Rhode Island St

Must RSVP to 877-OUR-1021 or online

This course looks closely at grievance handling and investigations, the tests of just cause, dealing with management, and the union’s right to information.
Sign Up!

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25. May 2016 · Comments Off on June 2 – School Board Candidates Night · Categories: Special Events, Vote!, Your Rights
Join your fellow SEIU 1021 members for a

School Board Candidates Night

Your Vote • Your Voice • Your Union
SEIU 1021 COPE

June 2 at 6pm

RSVP online or to Josh for 5:30 dinner
350 Rhode Island Street
on the 10, 19, 22, 33, and 55 bus lines
This is an important opportunity to interview school board candidates on our issues like school food, pay parity, permanent jobs, career education, staffing levels, and student safety. Please join us – your voice really matters in selecting the best candidates for School Board.

Download and share the flyer with your coworkers

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13. October 2015 · Comments Off on VOTE! · Categories: Your Rights

San Francisco is at a turning point, and this election could lay the groundwork for us to take back our city! Make sure your coworkers know how to cut through the mailers and misinformation this election season and vote for a better city for working people.

Register to vote by Tuesday, October 19!
Vote by mail or in person by Tuesday, November 3!

Where do I vote? How do I vote?

All eligible San Franciscans can vote at the City Hall Voting Center beginning 29 days before each election. Voting hours are from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. the last two weekends before the election, and Election Day from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

For specific dates and deadlines for the upcoming election, see Important Dates and Deadlines.

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Mayor: Ranked Choice

1. Francisco Herrera

2. Amy Farah-Weiss

Supervisor District 3: Aaron Peskin

Sheriff: Ross Mirkarimi


City College Board: Tom Temprano

Local Ballot Propositions

A

Housing Bond

No position. The bond will provide $310 million for affordable housing. It requires a 2/3 vote. SEIU 1021 took a NO POSITION because of the negative impacts on contracting out of work.

B – YES

Paid Parental Leave for City Workers

Allows both parents, when both work for the City, to take the maximum allowable paid parental leave.

C – NO

Expenditure Lobbyists

This measure would interfere with our advocacy for worker issues and force disclosure of bargaining positions during contract negotiations.

D – YES

Mission Rock Development

40% Affordable Housing

E – NO

Requirements for Public Meetings

Unfairly advantages companies with money to prepare video testimony

F – YES

Short Term Residential Rentals

Allow the City to enforce regulations on ad-hoc hotels

G – NO

Disclosures Regarding Renewable Energy

This measure was introduced before Measure H. Measure H is the compromise between all parties.

H – YES

Defining Clean, Green, and Renewable Energy

Supports renewable energy plans in SF.

I – YES

Suspension of Market-Rate Development in the Mission District

Support sustainable, affordable development

J – YES

Legacy Business Historic Preservation Fund

Support small, local business owners

K – YES

Surplus Public Lands

Prioritize affordable housing when the City sells property