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September/October 2016

Anti-Union Pension Decision is a Slap in the Face for Public Employees

A Marin court decision found that there is no absolute right to a fixed pension benefit or to specific pension calculations. The ruling is a shock to public employees in California.

The decision admitted that while employers cannot completely abolish a pension and refuse to fund it, plenty of “reasonable” changes can be made. “Reasonable modifications” include: (1) change in retirement age with reduction of the maximum amount of pension; (2) repeal of COLA’s; (3) pension reduced before retirement from 2/3 to ½ of salary; (4) change in number of years of service required to vest; (5) changes in minimum years required or employee contribution amount.  
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Cupertino Scores Contract Campaign Victory

The Cupertino Employee Association (CEA), is quickly proving itself to be a rising star. After months of member actions, Local 21 CEA members ratify a great contract with a 100% yes vote!
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Guest Speaker Announced for October Delegate Assembly

We are excited to announce our Special Guest Speaker for the October Delegate Assembly (DA). Labor union lobbyist Barry Broad will be speaking at the DA on October 22nd.
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Employer Tries to Get Around Local 21 to Contract Out Jobs, Loses, Ends Up Paying Members Money

Local 21 in Contra Costa settled an unfair labor practice charge after the County illegally contracted out bargaining unit work and violated labor law.
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Local 21 Executive Committee Adopts New Complaint Procedures

You can review Local 21's new complaint and hearing process policy for members and leaders who wish to bring charges against another member or leader below.
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Did You Know You Can Elect Your Boss? Local 21 Endorsements Are Here!

Which ballot measures and candidates have Local 21 members' best interests at heart?
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