Not all 2014 Contracts Settled: Hayward is One Example of An Extended Fight for Equity
The most contentious of these lingering battles is in the City of Hayward where the City Council hopes to win more than 5% in new concessions without a factual basis to...
Leaders Brainstorm Ways to Reach the Next Generation
With many of Local 21 Members and Leaders nearing retirement, it's critical to recruit the next generation of activists.
Golden Gate Bridge District Members Settle Contracts
After 11 months of fierce bargaining and several demonstrations, our Members at the Golden Gate Bridge District have new contract agreements.
SFUSD Ratifies New Contract
By a super majority of votes, our new contract agreement has been ratified.
Volunteer for Victory
Help elect Leaders to the San Jose City Council who will care about all residents, and who won't play politics with workers and services in the crosshairs. This is our...
Forced Out- A San Francisco for Everyone?
Local 21 members working for the City of San Francisco made the difficult choice during the Great Recession to help the City they work for and love. They agreed to wage cuts...
Local 21 members in San Jose Working to take back “The Lost Decade”
After a decade of pay reductions, layoffs, and hostility from the City Council majority, IFPTE Local 21 members in San Jose are taking back their City.
Affordable Healthcare is a Right
The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors are undercutting the core principles of the Affordable Care Act and the Democratic Party.
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International Convention Notice


This is official notice of the election of the Local 21 delegates to our International Union’s triennial convention. At the February 26, 2015 meeting of the Local 21 Executive Committee, officers voted to send eleven Local 21 delegates to the 58th Convention of the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers scheduled for July 27-30, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The twenty-two person delegation will be made up of the eleven delegates that will be elected and the eleven Executive Committee officers that were already elected to attend in the fall of 2014.

Know your rights: Changes At Work


Has your supervisor or department issued a new policy lately? Even if a policy has not been changed, are there new practices that impact your terms or conditions of employment? Did you know that new policies or practices  are supposed to go through the union? 
The Meyers Milias Brown Act requires employers to notice the Union on any changes to terms and conditions of employment and meet with us over the impacts of those changes.