How Can I Get Union
Help at Work?

From time to time, everyone has challenges at work. It’s important to know that your coworkers will stand up for you and help you solve problems to make work better for everyone. Your union leadership can provide guidance and representation, but we need everyone to pitch in!

1. Know Your Rights

Your rights as an SEIU Member and SFUSD employee are contained in your contract and various legislation. A great way to get a primer on your rights is to attend a steward training. If you have questions about your rights, ask a steward at

2. Your Membership Matters

It’s important that as many people as possible are members of our union, so we have the strength to stand up together at work. With a strong and active membership base, we have the influence and tools to hold managers accountable and protect the workers we represent. Every person counts. You can become a member or update your membership here.

3. Write Down All of the Important Facts

When contacting a steward for representation, the steward will ask you a lot of questions about what happened, what needs to be fixed, and how we can help. It’s important to have as much detail and evidence as possible. If it’s a pay issue, please have the pay stubsready. It’s always helpful to know your employee ID #. Dates, times, and names are very useful when investigating a grievance. Please be as specific as possible.

You can use our “Report an Issue” form to help you get everything down in detail.

4. Contact a Steward

Once you have your details in order, ask a stewardfor help. If you prefer reaching out directly, use this contact info:

The Steward Team
Anthony Mills

Custodial Supervisor at 801 Toland, Chief Steward – 415-424-8649

Ken Tsui (广东话, 官话)
Custodian at Lowell, 415-308-5790

Gesner Nazaire (Francais, Creole)
Custodian at Cesar Chavez, Steward – 415-374-3584

Jeanine Butler
Cafeteria Worker at Cleveland, Steward – 415-670-0055

Josh Davidson
Chef at EED Kitchen, Steward – 415-610-5709

SEIU 1021 Staff Field Representative
Kim-Shree Maufas

415-818-5708 –

Other Chapter Officers who can help
Lorraine Bowser
SEIU Executive Board Rep, Cafeteria Worker at Downtown HS – 415-370-6569

Rafael Picazo
Director of Environmental Safety at 135 Van Ness, Chapter President – 650-520-6457

Arlene Sharp
Cafeteria Worker at Malcom X, Chapter Secretary – 415-370-0498

Want to help your coworkers? Sign up for steward training today to get the skills to defend your rights!