19. October 2018 · Comments Off on Call Members to Support Our Candidates · Categories: Stand Up!, Vote!, Your Rights

Working families should all have a safe, healthy and affordable place to call home. Together we can take back our democracy from billionaires who seek to rig our economy.

Call members to inform them and get them involved! October 15-18, 22-25, 29-31
4-8pm (come for an hour or more)
350 Rhode Island St., #100 South
RSVP to michael.weinberg@seiu1021.org 415-717-2185

27. August 2018 · Comments Off on September 19: Important Hearing About Racism in Our City Departments · Categories: News, Stand Up!, Your Rights





Speak Out for Equity
September 19

SF Board of Supervisors’ Government Audit and Oversight Committee

On September 19 at 11 AM, the Government Audit and Oversight Committee will be conducting a hearing regarding racism and discrimination in SF City & County Departments. Come and testify about discrimination you have experienced working for SF City and County.

Workers across the City have spoken out about unfair treatment and unnecessary disciplines against their coworkers and the disproportionate targeting of African American workers. They’ve
spoken out about the lack of diversity in some departments, citing that certain ethnicities are hired for particular job types based on racial stereotypes. Others have seen the disproportionate number
of African American workers threatened with separation from probation if they did not agree to extend their probation period.

We’re demanding an end to these threats and unfair treatment. We are asking city leaders to address the systemic issues leading to the unfair treatment of workers of color. Show that you stand against injustice, hate, and ignorance and join us at this hearing on Wednesday, September 19.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 19 11 AM – 1 PM

WHAT: Government Audit and Oversight hearing regarding discrimination in SF City & County Departments.

WHERE: SF City Hall, RM 250
RSVP with the Member Resource Center: (510) 350-9811.

24. August 2018 · Comments Off on Take Your Breaks! · Categories: Civil Service, Your Rights

Now that everyone is back to school, it’s time for the annual reminder that you should never give up your lunch or break. Taking time to rest and care for yourself is an important part of staying healthy.

For every four hours you work, you are entitled to a 15 minute paid rest break. Interruptions cost the employer 15 minutes, so if your rest break is interrupted by a supervisor directing you to perform work the timer starts over.

For shifts 6 hours or longer, you are entitled to a 30 minute or 1 hour duty-free lunch. Unless your supervisor presents an actual business need for your lunch to be a specific length, it is up to your discretion to schedule it.

Interruptions to lunch that cause you to perform work cost the employer no less than 15 minutes.

You may not schedule your lunch at the very beginning or end of your shift, causing you to arrive late or leave early. You may leave campus during your unpaid, duty-free lunch period: the employer is not allowed to control your location during lunch. If the employer controls your location for any reason, you are not at lunch and must be paid for your time.

References:

14. June 2018 · Comments Off on June Chapter Meeting – Weds June 27 · Categories: News, Your Rights

Summer is a great time to get involved and build power for workers! Join us for food, fellowship, and updates on important news that impacts your work. We’ll update you on civil service testing, the parcel tax, your July raise, and the community schools initiative. Bring items you would like to discuss, or contact your steward! Print and share the flyer with your coworkers

Wednesday, June 27 – 5:30-7pm

At the SEIU Union Hall

350 Rhode Island St, Suite 100 South

On the 10, 19, 22, and 55 bus

2 blocks from the 33, 9, and 9R

 

You must be an SEIU member to attend. If you are not currently a member you will be asked to sign a member card when you arrive.

 

RSVP online

or call the Member Resource Center

at 877-OUR-1021 (877-687-1021)

MUST RSVP FOR DINNER

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

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