By-Law Change Meeting

Union leadership has been notified by the UNITE HERE International Union President that the By-Law change recently enacted by Local 2 membership does not conform to the International Union Constitution. Therefore, the proposed By-Law change regarding strikebreakers (scabs) cannot be enacted.

The Union will hold a meeting to discuss this development.

All Local 2 members are welcome to attend this meeting:

Monday, July 12th

4:30 PM

240 Golden Gate Ave. (The Janitors Union Hall, across the street from the Local 2 Office)


工會章程變更會議

UNITE HERE 國際總工會主席已通知二號工會領導層,Local 2 會員最近投票更改二號工會章程不符合國際總工會的章程。 因此,關於罷工破壞者(工賊)的擬議變更無法實施。

工會將召開會議討論這一進展。

歡迎所有Local 2成員參加本次會議:

星期一,7月12日

下午4時30分

240 Golden Gate Ave. (The Janitors Union Hall, 2號工會大堂對面)


Reunión de cambio de estatutos (bylaws)

El presidente del Sindicato Internacional UNITE HERE ha notificado a los líderes sindicales que el cambio de estatuto recientemente promulgado por los miembros del Local 2 no se ajusta a la Constitución del Sindicato Internacional.  Por lo tanto, el cambio de estatuto propuesto con respecto a los rompehuelgas (scabs) no se puede promulgar.

La Unión tendrá una reunión para discutir este desarrollo.

Todos los miembros del Local 2 pueden asistir a esta reunión:

Lunes 12 de julio

4:30 PM

240 Golden Gate Ave.

(El Sindicato de Janitors al otro lado de la calle de la oficina del Local 2)

Friday 6/11- Open meeting for all Local 2 Members

All members are invited to attend a Zoom meeting this Friday, June 11, 2021 at 11am.

Please register below to receive the Zoom link.

 

邀请所有成员参加2021年6月11日(星期五)中午11点举行的Zoom会议。

请在下面注册以获取“缩放”链接。

 

Todos los miembros están invitados a participar en una reunión de Zoom este viernes 11 de junio de 2021 a las 11 a.m.

Por favor, regístrese a continuación para recibir el enlace Zoom.

FCC launches Emergency Broadband Benefit (internet benefit)

Helping households connect during the pandemic
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit. This program may help you if you are struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic.

The program provides:

  • Up to a $50/month discount for internet service
  • A one-time $100 discount for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider.

You may be eligible if someone in your household meets one of the following:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Participates in an assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline.
  • Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year.
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year.
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers.
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

To enroll in the program with an internet service provider near you, visit: getemergencybroadband.org/companies-near-me

To learn more about the program visit fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit or call (833) 511-0311.

Membership meeting Tuesday 6/15

Local 2 will have a membership meeting at 4:30pm on Tuesday, June 15 via Zoom. To attend this meeting, you must be a Member in good standing. If you want to attend, please call your union representative or fill out the form below.

 

Local 2将于6月15日星期二下午4:30举行会员会议Zoom召開會員會議。要參加此會議,您必須是信譽良好的會員。 請致電您的工會代表,或填寫以下表格。

 

Local 2 tendrá una reunión de miembros a las 4:30pm el 15 de junio, por Zoom. Para participar en esta reunión debe ser un miembro en buen estado. Si quiere participar, por favor llame su representante ó enregistrarse par el formulario debajo.

 

New Rent Relief for SF residents staring May 28th

Do you need help paying rent? There are programs available for San Francisco tenants. You can apply online or get help applying from a community organization.

For help with rent between April 2020 and March 2021, apply for State relief at housingiskey.com. The State’s program provides rent relief and eviction protection resources for tenants, landlords and homeowners.

For help with rent for April 2021 and after, to apply for the City’s program starting May 28, click here . The City’s program provides for rent assistance for up to 3 months of back rent and 3 months of forward rent, for a total of 6 months of rent assistance for residents who have suffered financial hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please visit the San Francisco Rent Assistance website for eligibility criteria, details on updated eviction protections, and information on how to get help from community partner organizations through the Anti-Displacement Coalition.

Thanks to Aaron Peskin’s office, District 3 Board of Supervisor, for this program description.

Membership meeting Tuesday 5/18

Local 2 will have a membership meeting at 4:30pm on Tuesday, May 18 via Zoom. To attend this meeting, you must be a Member in good standing. If you want to attend, please call your union representative or fill out the form below.

 

Local 2将于5月18日星期二下午4:30举行会员会议Zoom召開會員會議。要參加此會議,您必須是信譽良好的會員。 請致電您的工會代表,或填寫以下表格。

 

Local 2 tendrá una reunión de miembros a las 4:30pm el 18 de mayo, por Zoom. Para participar en esta reunión debe ser un miembro en buen estado. Si quiere participar, por favor llame su representante ó enregistrarse par el formulario debajo.

 

Friday 5/14- Open meeting for all Local 2 Members

All members are invited to attend a Zoom meeting this Friday, May 14, 2021 at 12pm.

Please register below to receive the Zoom link.

 

邀请所有成员参加2021年5月14日(星期五)中午12点举行的Zoom会议。

请在下面注册以获取“缩放”链接。

 

Todos los miembros están invitados a participar en una reunión de Zoom este viernes 14 de mayo de 2021 a las 12 p.m.

Por favor, regístrese a continuación para recibir el enlace Zoom.

 

Vaccinations open to all CA Residents age 16 and up

California has opened up restrictions on vaccination appointments: all California residents 16 and older can now get vaccinated. Please check the following websites for more information or to book an appointment:

You may also be able to schedule a vaccine appointment with your health insurance provider. Please call them directly for more information.

Join us this Saturday 3/27: Stop Asian Hate! National Day of Action

Call It What It Is, a Hate Crime! Stop Anti-Asian Violence, Stop China-Bashing!


This Saturday 3/27 from 11 AM – 12 PM – A Vigil/Memorial for the Atlanta victims and all victims of hate crimes at  SF “Comfort Women” Memorial, St Mary’s Square on California Street, and grant. Co-sponsored by CWJC, Jin Duck and Kyung Sik Kim Foundation,  Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, and Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

Speeches and Self-defense demonstration for the Seniors.

12 PM – From St Mary’s Square, ANSWER Coalition and Pivot to Peace will lead the National Demonstration Day walk to Union Square. Speeches and Martial Arts demonstration at Union Square.

Click here to learn more.

Stop Asian Hate in SF

Join the rally on Saturday, 3/27. We’ll march from SF City Hall to Union Square

By-Law change adopted

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Thousands of Laid-Off members can now participate in the Union’s decision making for the remainder of 2021.

On Wednesday, March 17th (Happy St. Patrick’s Day!), our Union’s much reduced membership (barely 1000 current dues paying members) voted overwhelmingly (99% YES) to change our Union’s By-Laws; allowing members Laid-Off from March 2020 due to COVID-19 to participate fully in Union decision making.

The vote was:  YES  —  165,   NO  —  2.

With the March 17th vote, thousands of laid-off Local 2 members (many of whom have been members for decades) are now able to attend meetings and vote on Union business beginning in April and for the remainder of 2021.

Our struggle with the industry is entering a new phase.  The fight for COVID-19 workplace safety continues to be an everyday battle.  The shrunken business “demand” encourages the bosses to cut hours, eliminate jobs, and try to do more work with fewer people.  The work of the Union must be a vital part of every workday.

We need the entire Union  —  not just those few members currently working  —  to be part of that fight. 

That is why the Officers and Executive Board proposed this By-Law change.  The many thousands of Local 2 members who built the strength of our Union need to be there as the industry recovers and rebuilds.  This By-Law change allows all Local 2 members to make decisions together as we take on the demanding work of 2021.

Thank you to everyone who turned out to vote.  Your participation makes our Union strong.

Our Union Makes Us Strong!

 


Se Aprueba la Modificación de Estatutos.

Miles de miembros en Layoff ya pueden participar en la toma de decisiones de la Unión para el resto de 2021.

El miércoles, 17 de marzo (¡Feliz Día de San Patricio!), un número muy reducido de nuestros miembros (a penas 1000 miembros que pagan las cuotas actualmente) votaron en gran mayoría (el 99% SÍ) por modificar los Estatutos de nuestra Unión; lo cual les permite a los miembros en Layoff desde marzo de 2020 debido al COVID-19 participar plenamente en la toma decisiones de la Unión.

Los resultados de la votación fueron:  SÍ  —  165,   NO  —  2.

Con el voto del 17 de marzo, miles de los miembros del Local 2 en layoff (muchos de ellos miembros desde hace décadas) ya pueden asistir a las reuniones y votar sobre los asuntos de la Unión a partir de abril y por el resto de 2021.

Nuestra lucha con la industria está entrando en una nueva etapa.  La lucha por la seguridad en el trabajo frente al COVID-19 sigue siendo una batalla diaria.  La “demanda” comercial disminuida anima a los patrones a recortar las horas, eliminar los puestos de trabajo, e intentar hacer más trabajo con menos personas.  El trabajo de la Unión tiene que ser una parte vital de cada jornada.

Necesitamos que la Unión entera  —  no solo los pocos miembros que están trabajando actualmente  —  forme parte de la lucha. 

Es por eso que los Oficiales y la Mesa Directiva propusieron esta modificación de los Estatutos.  Los muchos miles de miembros del Local 2 que han desarrollado las fuerzas de nuestra Unión tienen que estar presentes mientras se recupera y se reconstruye la industria.  Esta modificación de los Estatutos permite que todos los miembros del Local 2 tomen las decisiones juntos mientras enfrentamos las labores difíciles de 2021.

Les agradecemos a todos los que salieron a votar.  Su participación es lo que le da fuerza a nuestra Unión.

¡Nuestra Unión Hace La Fuerza!

 


通過章程改變。

數以千計被裁員的會員現在可以參與工會在2021年餘下日子做決定的事務。

在3月17日星期三(快樂的聖帕德里日!),我們工會的會員人數大幅減少(僅有1000名現役會費會員)以壓倒多數(99%是)投票通過,以更改我們的工會章程;准予因COVID-19自2020年3月起被裁員的會員,可充份參與工會的決定事務。

投票結果:贊成-165,反對-2。

因為3月17日投票的結果,數以千計被裁員的二號工會會員(很多已是數十年的會員),現在可以由四月起直至2021年餘下的日子,出席工會會議和投票決定工會事務。

我們對此行業的奮鬥進入一個新階段。爭取COVID-19工作地點安全繼續是我們每天的戰鬥。因為生意縮減的「需求」,鼓勵了老闆們削減工時、取消工作、和嘗試以更少人做更多的工作。工會的工作必須是每個工作天的一個重要部份。

我們需要整個工會 不只是幾名目前有上班的會員 成為該奮鬥的一員。

所以為什麼幹事和常務委員會建議此章程的改變。數以千計的二號工會會員建立我們工作的力量,在款待業復元和重建時,我們需要他們在那裡。此章程的改變,准予所有二號工會會員一起做2021年艱難工作之決定。

謝謝出席投票的每一個人。你的參與使我們工會力量強大。

工會使我們力量強大!