Update on healthcare & the American Rescue Plan

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Update on health care & the American Rescue Plan

President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan last week (click here for more on how it helps Local 2 members).  One of the most important parts of the law is that it makes it easier for many people to get health care over the next few months.  We are still waiting for the government to give the go-ahead for putting this law into effect, but here’s what we know so far:

Free coverage for many Local 2 members

If you lost your union health plan because of layoffs, the new law might let you get back onto your old plan for free between April and September 2021.  Keep visiting Local 2’s website and keep checking your mail to find out how to sign up.

Who is eligible?  If you were covered by union health and lost them due to layoff or reduction in hours, you might be eligible. Usually, when you lose your coverage, you become eligible to keep your benefits going (this is called “COBRA” coverage) – but only at a very high cost.  Under the new program, the federal government will pay your premiums for COBRA coverage – even if you didn’t enroll in COBRA when you first got a notice (most Local 2 members got a notice in December or January).

Who is left out?  This program is not available if you are eligible for Medicare (most 65+ year olds).  It is also not available if you are eligible for a plan through another employer (including your spouse’s or parents’ jobs).  You can still enroll in COBRA, but the government won’t pay the bill.

When will I find out how to sign up?  The government is preparing instructions for health plans about how to sign people up. They have until April 10 to do this (even though coverage is available starting in April).  As soon as these instructions are ready, our union’s health fund will send out notices to everyone explaining how to sign up. We’ll also post an update here on the Local 2 website.

I’m on Covered California – should I pay for coverage in April?  Until the government gives us instructions, the health fund can’t tell you for sure whether you’ll be eligible for this program – especially if you are eligible for a plan through another job (or your spouse’s or parents’ job).  If you are worried about losing coverage, you may want to keep your plan.  Note: if you receive federal subsidies through Covered California, you have a 90 day grace period before the bill is due – however you may still owe back payments for April coverage.

What if I was on an employer plan?  Some Local 2 members get their union-negotiated health care through an employer plan. You may still be able to take advantage of this government program.  Call your health plan for instructions.

What happens if I enroll in COBRA benefits?  If you enroll in COBRA, you should make sure you cancel any other coverage you don’t need.  If you are paying for a Covered California plan, or you are enrolled in the Medi-Cal program, you have to notify them if you want to stop participating – or else you may end up paying for coverage you don’t want. You can do that by logging into your Covered California account.

Lower cost plans through Covered California

Another thing that President Biden’s American Rescue Plan does is make Covered California health plans cheaper for most people between this April and the end of 2022. It will lower the monthly premiums you have to pay, and it will also lower the out-of-pocket costs when you get care.

If you are already on a Covered California plan, they will adjust the price you pay automatically.  If you want to apply for new coverage through Covered California, you’ll be able to estimate what your payments will be starting April 12 – click here for more information.

Note: Covered California offers a wide number of plans. Some (the most affordable, called “Silver” or “Bronze”) require big out-of-pocket payments. Others (more expensive plans, called “Platinum” or “Gold”) provide more comprehensive coverage. Before buying a plan, make sure you understand the differences.

These are short term solutions

If COVID has taught us anything, it’s that America’s health care system is a mess.  Local 2 has been fighting in Sacramento to change that system, and establish a program that covers all Californians all the time, regardless of whether they’re working or not. If you haven’t done so already, please join the hundreds of other Local 2 members who have filled out this petition to Governor Newsom asking him to deliver on health care reform in California.


健康護理和美國救援計劃最新消息

拜登總統在上個星期簽署了美國救援計劃(請按此處,了解此計劃如何可幫助二號工會詳情)。其中最重要的一個部份,是使很多人在未來幾個月更容易取得健保。我們仍在等政府開始使此法生效,但直至目前為止我們所知的是:

對很多二號工會會員提供免費承保

如你因為裁員而失去你的健保計劃,新法可讓你免費從2021年4月至9月,回到你以前的計劃。請繼續覽閱二號工會的網頁,和查看你的郵件,以找出如何登記。

什麼人符合資格?如你因為裁員或減少工時而失去健保,你可能符合資格。通常,當你失去承保時,你符合保持你福利的資格(此稱為「COBRA」)-但所費高昂。根據新計劃,聯邦政府將為你付COBRA的承保費用-即使你在第一次收到通知時沒有加入COBRA(大部份二號工會的昃員是在十二月或一月收到通知)。

什麼人不包括在內?如你符合聯邦醫療保險(大部份是65歲或以上者)的資格,此計劃不包括你在內。如你通過另一個僱主取得健保(包括你配偶或父母工作的僱主),你也不符合資格。你仍然可以加入COBRA,但政府不會為你付帳單。

我在什麼時候可找出如何登記?政府目前正準備為健保計劃制定人們如何可登記的指示。他們直至4月10日之前可以這樣做(即使承保是由4月開始)。在指示就緒之後,我們工會的健康基金將發出通知給每一個人說明如何登記。我們亦將會在二號工會的網頁貼出最新的消息。

我現在屬Covered California-我應否在四月付保費?直至政府給我們指示為止,健康基金無法肯定告訴你你是否符合此計劃的資格──特別是如你符合通過另一份工作取得健保的資格(或通過你配偶或父母的工作取得)。如你擔心會失去承保,你或者可以先保持你的計劃。注意:如你通過Covered California收到聯邦的補助,你在到期付帳單的日期有一個90天的寬限期──但是你仍然須付四月承保的費用。

如我屬僱主計劃的一員呢?有些二號工會取得工會談判通過僱主計劃取得健保。你仍然可使用此政府計劃。請致電你的健保計劃查詢指示。

如我加入COBRA會發生什麼?如你加入COBRA,你應確保你取消任何你不需要的其他承保。如你付Covered California的健保計劃,或你加入加州醫療保險計劃,你需要通知他們是否停止參與-否則結果你可能需付你不想留的健保費用。你可以錄上Covered California你的帳戶處理此事。

通過Covered California所費較少的計劃

拜登總統的另一個美國救援計劃,是讓Covered California健保從今年四月至2022年底,收費較低。它將減少你每月的保費,並在你前往看診時減少你自付額的費用。

如你已在一個Covered California計劃,他們將自動調整你的保費。如你想申請加入Covered California,你可以估計由4月12日起你的付款是多少-請按此處了解詳情

注意:Covered California提供多種計劃。有些(最可負擔的,稱為「銀」類或「銅」類)規定你須付大的自付額。其他(較昂貴的計劃,稱「白金」或「黃金」類)提供更多全面的承保。在購買一個計劃之前,確保你明白它們不同的分別。

這些都是短期的解決方案

如COVID疫情教曉了我們什麼,那就是美國的健保系統一塌糊塗。二號工會一直在沙加緬度爭取改變系統,設立一個可使所有加州居民在所宥時候,不論他們是否有工作,均有承保。如你未有這樣做,請加入數以百計的二號工會會員,填交此給紐森州長的請願書請他改革加州的健康護理系統


Informe sobre el seguro médico y el Plan de Rescate Americano

El Presidente Biden firmó el Plan de Rescate Americano la semana pasada (haga clic aquí para mayor información acerca de cómo ayudará a los miembros del Local 2).  Una de las partes más importantes de la ley es que será más fácil obtener el seguro médico durante los próximos meses. Todavía estamos esperando a que el gobierno nos avise cuándo entrará en vigor la ley, pero esto es lo que sabemos hasta la fecha:

Cobertura gratuita para muchos miembros del Local 2

Si perdió su plan de seguro médico de la unión debido a los layoff, la nueva ley podría permitirle obtener de nuevo la cobertura del plan gratuitamente entre abril y septiembre de 2021.  Sigan revisando el sitio web del Local 2 y su correo para informarse sobre cómo apuntarse.

¿Quienes tienen derecho?  Si tuvo la cobertura del seguro médico de la unión y la perdió debido a los layoff o la reducción de horas, es posible que reúne los requisitos para el programa. Por lo general, cuando pierde la cobertura, tiene derecho de seguir con los beneficios (esto se llama la cobertura de “COBRA”) – pero solo a un costo muy alto.  Bajo el programa nuevo, el gobierno federal pagará las primas de la cobertura de COBRA – aunque no se hay inscrito en la cobertura de COBRA cuando de primero recibió la notificación (la mayoría de los miembros del Local 2 recibieron una notificación en diciembre o enero).

¿Quienes no pueden participar?  Este programa no está disponible para las personas que tienen derecho a Medicare (la mayoría de las personas de 65 años de edad o mayores).  Tampoco está disponible si tiene derecho a un seguro por medio de otro trabajo (incluido el de su cónyuge o de sus padres). Aún en estas circunstancias puede inscribirse en la cobertura de COBRA, pero el gobierno no la pagará.

¿Cuándo puedo informarme sobre la manera de registrarme?  El gobierno está preparando las instrucciones para los planes de seguro médico sobre la manera de registrarse. Tiene hasta el 10 de abril para hacerlo (aunque la cobertura ya estará disponible a partir de abril). Tan pronto como estén listas las instrucciones, el fondo de salud de nuestra unión les notificará a todos sobre cómo registrarse. También publicaremos la información aquí en el sitio web del Local 2.

Tengo el seguro de Covered California – ¿debo seguir pagando por la cobertura en abril?  Hasta que el gobierno no nos dé las instrucciones, nuestro fondo de salud no puede confirmar si tendrá derecho a este programa o no – especialmente si tiene derecho a un plan de seguro por medio de otro trabajo (o por medio del trabajo de su cónyuge o de sus padres).  Si está preocupado por perder la cobertura, es mejor que siga con el plan de seguro que tiene actualmente. Nota: si recibe subsidios del gobierno federal por medio de Covered California, tiene un periodo de gracia de 90 días para pagar la cuenta – pero es posible que tendrá que pagar los pagos retrasados para la cobertura de abril.

¿Qué hago si tenía seguro por medio del trabajo?  Algunos miembros del Local 2 reciben su seguro médico negociado por la unión por medio de un plan de seguro médico del trabajo. Aún así es posible que podrá aprovechar este programa del gobierno. Llame al plan de seguro médico para pedir las instrucciones.

¿Qué pasa si me inscribo en la cobertura de COBRA?  Si se inscribe en la cobertura de COBRA, debe asegurarse de cancelar cualquier otra cobertura que no necesita. Si está pagando por la cobertura del plan de Covered California, o si está inscrito en el programa de Medi-Cal, tiene que notificar a ese plan de que quiere cancelar su participación – ya que si no la cancela podría estar pagando por una cobertura que no quiere. La puede cancelar en línea en su cuenta de Covered California.

Costo Reducido para Planes de Covered California

Otra cosa que logra el Plan de Rescate Americano del Presidente Biden es hacer que los planes de seguro de Covered California sean menos costosos para la mayoría de las personas entre abril y finales del año 2022. Reduce las primas mensuales que debe pagar, y también reduce los costos que debe pagar del bolsillo cuando recibe atención médica.

Si ya tiene seguro médico de un plan de Covered California, ajustarán el precio que paga automáticamente.  Si desea solicitar cobertura nueva por medio de Covered California, puede calcular los pagaos a partir del 12 de abril – haga clic aquí para mayor información.

Nota: Covered California ofrece una gran variedad de planes de seguro médico. Para algunos (los más económicos, conocidos como “Silver” (Plata) o “Bronze” (Bronce)) es necesario pagar mucho dinero del bolsillo. Otros (los más costosos, conocidos como “Platinum” (Platino) o “Gold” (Oro)) ofrecen cobertura más exhaustiva. Antes de comprar un plan debe asegurarse de entender las diferencias.

Estas son soluciones de corto plazo

Si COVID nos ha enseñado algo, es que el sistema de atención médica en Estados Unidos es un desastre. El Local 2 está luchando en Sacramento por cambiar el sistema y establecer un programa que cubre a toda la gente en California todo el tiempo, sin importar que estén trabajando o no. Si aún no lo ha hecho, por favor súmase a los cientos de otros miembros del Local 2 que han firmado esta petición para el Gobernador Newsom pidiendo que cumpla las reformas del cuidado de la salud en California.

Housing is Key program offers partial debt relief on rent and utility bills

California’s Housing is Key program helps renters who can’t make rent and utility payments– eligible renters may apply and receive 25% of unpaid rent between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021. Eligible renters may also receive assistance for unpaid utilities and future payments. Unpaid utilities accumulated from April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021 will be compensated at 100% of cost, limited to a total of 12 months.

If one or more individuals in your household meet all of the following, you are eligible to apply:

  1. Have qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due to COVID–19; and
  2. Demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, which may include:
    • a past-due utility or rent notice or eviction notice;
    • unsafe or unhealthy living conditions; or
    • any other evidence of such risk, as determined by the program
  3. Have a household income that is not more than 80% of the Area Median Income: for more details, click here then scroll down to your county’s list, beginning on page 5.

Applicants will not be asked about their citizenship, nor will they be required to show proof of citizenship.

To learn more about the program or to apply, click here.

President Biden signs new bailout law

This week President Biden signed a bailout law that brings some important short-term help to many working people.  Thanks to the Local 2 members who sent a message to Congress asking them to pass this bill.  But we have much more work to do to fix our economy – especially health care.  Click here for action you can take today to make a big difference in California.

Here’s some of what is in the new law:

 

Money for working people

  • Up to $1400 for most Local 2 members (depending on your income).  This money will be sent out much like the “stimulus checks” last year.
  • Help for unemployed people.  Anyone who is receiving unemployment benefits will receive a $300 per week benefit from the federal government, up until September 6.
  • Money for people with children.  Taxpayers with children under 18 years old will get $3000 ($3600 for children under 6). This money will be paid out in pieces during the year.

 

Short term help with health care

  • Free COBRA health coverage through September.  If you got health benefits by working before you were laid off, the federal government will pay for your family’s COBRA (continued coverage) through September 2021.  Local 2’s health funds will send out a notice soon explaining how to take advantage of this — if you turned down COBRA when benefits expired, you will be able to re-enroll. Please look out for this notice in the mail.
  • Extra help buying plans on Covered California.  The bill will make it cheaper for most laid-off people to buy health plans on Covered California — though these plans will still be expensive for many.  This federal subsidy will last through 2022.

 

Other important changes

  • More money for housing assistance.  The bill will give out more money to community groups to help people who don’t have housing or who are at risk of being evicted.
  • Help for cities & counties.  The public services we depend on — for schools, safety, and public health — are under threat because local governments are getting less tax revenue. The new bill helps protect our services.

Take action on healthcare now

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The COVID crisis is hitting hospitality workers hard.  Hundreds of thousands of families have lost their health plan at the very worst time – in the middle of a pandemic.  This should convince our country’s leaders that health care in America is broken.  It’s time to change it.

Right now, we have two opportunities to make a difference – one is a short-term fix that will give laid-off workers a few months more on their regular health plan.  The other is a long-term solution to transform our broken system.

1. A short-term fix – tell Congress to pass President Biden’s rescue plan

President Biden’s plan would help laid-off workers get health coverage – including paying COBRA premiums (letting people get back on their old health plans for several months). Send a message to Congress telling them to pass this rescue plan. Click here.

2. A long-term solution – create a universal healthcare system for California

California can create a health system to cover everyone, like Medicare covers retirees. This “Medicare for All” would mean no one loses their doctor just because they lose their job, or because they can’t afford insurance.  Governor Gavin Newsom promised to start building such a program – now is the time for him to follow through on that promise. Send a message to Governor Newsom. Click here.

 

La crisis de COVID está afectando duramente a los trabajadores de la hostelería. Cientos de miles de familias están perdiendo beneficios de salud justo cuando más los necesitan: en medio de una pandemia. Esto debería convencer a los líderes de nuestro país de que la atención médica en Estados Unidos no funciona. Es hora de cambiarlo.

En este momento, tenemos dos oportunidades para marcar la diferencia: una es una solución a corto plazo que les dará a los trabajadores despedidos unos meses más en su plan de salud regular. La otra es una solución a largo plazo para transformar nuestro sistema roto.

1. Una solución a corto plazo- dígale al Congreso que apruebe el plan de rescate del presidente Biden

El plan del presidente Biden ayudaría a los trabajadores despedidos a obtener cobertura médica, incluido el pago de las primas de COBRA (permitir que las personas recuperen sus planes de salud anteriores durante varios meses). Envíe un mensaje al Congreso diciéndoles que aprueben este plan de rescate. Haga clic aquí.

2. Una solución a largo plazo- cree un sistema de salud universal para California

California puede crear un sistema de salud que cubra a todos, como Medicare cubre a los jubilados. Este “Medicare para todos” significaría que nadie pierde a su médico solo porque pierden su trabajo o porque no pueden pagar un seguro. El gobernador Gavin Newsom prometió comenzar a construir un programa de este tipo; ahora es el momento de cumplir esa promesa. Envíe un mensaje al gobernador Newsom. Haga clic aquí.

 

All day vote – March 17

 

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On Wednesday, March 17th (Happy St. Patrick’s Day!), Local 2 will conduct an All-Day, secret-ballot vote regarding a proposed change to the Local 2 By-Laws.

The vote will take place from 7 AM to 7 PM at the Local 2 San Francisco office (209 Golden Gate Ave.) with social-distancing protocols in place.  Remember to wear you mask!  To vote on the proposed By-Law, you must be a “member in good standing”, meaning that you have paid Union dues in January, or February, or March of 2021.

The text of the proposed By-Law change is:

For the purpose of determining eligibility to participate in Local 2’s internal governance in 2021, whether by attending and participating in membership meetings, voting, nominating candidates for office, being nominated and running for office, and/or serving on the election committee, a member shall be deemed to be a member in good standing during any month beginning with March 2020 when the member was on withdrawal status because the member was laid off or furloughed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and did not work in a Local 2 shop.

If the proposed By-Law change is approved, thousands of long-time Local 2 members  – laid-off since March of 2020 – will be able to attend Local 2 membership meetings and vote on important Local 2 Union business for the remainder of 2021.  This will include being able to vote in the Local 2 Union leadership elections in May of 2021.  This proposed By-Law change, if adopted, will expire at the end of 2021.  If the proposed By-Law change is defeated, the only members who can make decisions for the Union are those members who remain “members in good standing” and are currently paying dues.

 

El miércoles, 17 de marzo (¡Feliz Día de San Patricio!), el Local 2 realizará la votación de todo el día por voto secreto sobre una propuesta para modificar los Estatutos del Local 2.

La votación se llevará a cabo de las 7 AM a las 7 PM en la oficina del Local 2 en  San Francisco (209 Golden Gate Ave.) practicando todos los protocolos de distanciamiento social.  ¡No se le olvide llevar mascarilla!  Para votar sobre la propuesta de modificación de Estatutos, debe ser miembro “activo”, es decir, debe haber pagado las cuotas de Unión en enero, o febrero, o marzo de 2021.

Lo siguiente es el texto de la modificación de los Estatutos que se propone:

Con el objetivo de determinar si reúne los requisitos para participar en la gobernanza interna del Local 2 en el año 2021, ya sea por medio de asistir y participar en las reuniones de los miembros, votación, nominación de candidatos, ser nominado como candidato, o participar en el comité de elecciones, un miembro debe considerarse miembro activo durante cualquier mes a partir de marzo de 2020 cuando el miembro estaba de baja debido a despido/descanso/cesantía/lay-off por la pandemia del Covid-19 y no trabajó  en una compañía del Local 2.

Si es aprobada la modificación de los Estatutos, miles de miembros del Local 2 desde hace mucho tiempo –  que están sin trabajo desde Marzo de 2020 –  podrán asistir a las reuniones de los miembros del Local 2 y votar sobre las cuestiones importantes de la Unión Local 2 durante el resto del año 2021.  Incluso podrán votar en las elecciones de los líderes de la Unión Local 2 en mayo de 2021.  La propuesta de modificación de los Estatutos, si es aprobada, caducará al final de 2021.  En caso de que no se apruebe la modificación de los Estatutos, los únicos miembros que podrán tomar las decisiones para la Unión son los miembros que siguen siendo “miembros activos” y que actualmente están pagando las cuotas.

 

在3月17日星期三(聖帕德里節快樂!),二號工會將舉行一個有關二號工會章程改變建議的全天的,不記名投票。

投票將於上午7時至下午7時在三藩市二號工會辦公室(209 Golden Gate Ave.)舉行,並將實行社交距離。請記住戴口罩!要對建議章程投票,你必須是一名「良好的會員」,意指你在2021年一月,或二月,或三月有付工會費。

建議章程改變文本如下:

就決定在2021年參與二號工會內部管治資格目的而言,不論是出席或參與會員會議、投票、提名幹事候選人,被提名或競選幹事,及/或服務選舉委員會,從2020年3月開始的任何月份,由於該會員因Covid-19大流行而被裁員或放無薪假並且不在Local 2代表的公司工作時,該成員處於暫停會籍的狀態,則該會員應被視為信譽良好的成員 。

如通過改變章程建議,數以千計的二號工會會員 – 自2020年3月以來被裁員者 – 將可在2021年餘下日子參加二號工會會員會議和投票決定重要二號工會的事務。這將包括在2021年5月舉行的領導層選舉。如果獲得通過此提議,該修改的章程將在2021年結束時期滿。 如改變章程建議不獲通過,可以為工會做決定的會員是那些「保持良好資格」和目前有付工會費的會員。

 

 

 

 

 

Temporary Hotel Districts – February 2021

Tony Semasko Ext 750

Caza

Fairmont Heritage FW

Omni

Parc 55

Park Central

Riu Plaza

“W” Hotel

 

Rafael Leiva Ext 725

Grand Hyatt

St. Francis

Aloft SFO

Crowne Plaza Burlingame*

Grand Hyatt SFO

Grosvenor Hotel

Holiday Inn Express SFO

Hyatt Regency Burlingame

Lighthouse Hotel

Westin SFO*

* – no housekeeping

 

Lizzy Tapia Ext 723

Hilton

 

Ruthe Offill Ext 755

Marriott (4th St.)

St. Regis

Buchanan

Carlton

Cartwright

Chancellor

Comfort Inn

Courtyard Marriott FW

Hampton

Handlery

Hotel G

Hotel Via

(Hyatt Place)

Laurel Inn

(Loew’s Hotel)

The Marker

Pickwick

Spero

Triton

Virgin

Whitcomb

Zephyr

Motels

– Royal Pacific

– Seal Rock

– Travelodge by the Bay

– Wharf Inn

Oxford Hotels

– Americania

– Carriage Inn

– The Good Hotel

Personality Hotels

– Diva

– Kensington Park

– Union Square Hotel

 

Josephine Rivera Ext 712

BEI Hotel

Clift

Holiday Inn Express FW

Holiday Inn FW

Huntington

Kabuki

Mark Hopkins

Marriott FW

Marriott Pulse

Marriott Union Square

Palace

Sir Francis Drake

Stanford Court

Vitale

 

Jose Lee Ext. 705

Courtyard Marriott 2nd St.

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Rally to Defend Democracy!

 

Working people are rising up to make sure that we count every vote – we won’t let Trump steal this election!
 

Join UNITE HERE Local 2 and other Bay Area unions on Saturday at noon at Harry Bridges Plaza (Embarcadero and Market St.) in San Francisco. It’s time to defeat Trump and defend democracy. Click here to RSVP.
 

#TakeBack2020 #CountEveryVote

Local 2 Election Endorsements: San Francisco

For San Mateo endorsements, click here.

 

PRESIDENTIAL: Joe Biden & Kamala Harris

CONGRESS: Nancy Pelosi

 

STATE SENATE

District 11: Jackie Fielder

District 13: Josh Becker

 

STATE ASSEMBLY

District 17: David Chiu

District 19: Phil Ting

 

SUPERVISORS

District 1: Connie Chan

District 3: Aaron Peskin

District 5: Dean Preston

District 7: Vilaska Nguyen or Myrna Melgar (dual endorsement, rank either as 1st and 2nd choice)

District 9: Hillary Ronen

District 11: Ahsha Safai

 

STATEWIDE PROPOSITIONS

Proposition 15 (Increases Funding for Public Schools, Community Colleges, and Local Government Services by Changing Tax Assessment of Commercial and Industrial Property): YES

Proposition 16 (Authorizes California Repeal Proposition 209 Affirmative Action Amendment): YES

Proposition 17 (Authorizes California Voting Rights Restoration for Persons on Parole Amendment): YES

Proposition 18 (California Voting for 17-Year-Olds Amendment):  YES

Proposition 19 (Property Tax Transfers, Exemptions, and Revenue for Wildfire Agencies and Counties Amendment): YES

Proposition 22 (Changes Employment Classification Rules for App-based Transportation and Delivery Drivers): NO

Proposition 23 (Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Establishes Minimum Staffing and Other Requirements): YES

Proposition 25 (Referendum to Overturn 2018 Law that Replaced Money Bail System with a System Based on Public Safety Risk): YES

 

San Francisco Ballot Measures

Measure A (Health & Homelessness, Parks & Streets Bond): YES

Measure B (Department of Sanitation and Streets, Sanitation and Streets Commission, and Public Works Commission): YES

Measure C (Removing Citizenship Requirements for Members of City Bodies): YES

Measure D (Sheriff Oversight): YES

Measure E (Police Staffing): YES

Measure G (Youth Voting in Local Elections): YES

Measure H (Neighborhood Commercial Districts and City Permitting (“Save our Small Businesses”): NO

Measure J (Parcel Tax for SF Unified School District): YES

Measure K (Affordable Housing Authorization): YES

Measure L (CEO tax): YES

Measure RR (Funds for CalTrain): YES

 

San Francisco School Board

Mark Sanchez

Jenny Lam

Kevine Boggess

Matt Alexander

 

BART Board

Bevan Dufty

 

City College Trustees

Alan Wong

Shanell Williams

Tom Temprano

 

Local 2 Election Endorsements: San Mateo County

For San Francisco endorsements, click here.

 

PRESIDENTIAL: Joe Biden & Kamala Harris

CONGRESS: Jackie Speier (14th District) & Anna Eshoo (18th District)

 

STATE SENATE

District 11: Jackie Fielder

District 13: Josh Becker

 

STATE ASSEMBLY

District 22: Kevin Mullen

District 24: Marc Berman

 

STATEWIDE PROPOSITIONS

Proposition 15 (Increases Funding for Public Schools, Community Colleges, and Local Government Services by Changing Tax Assessment of Commercial and Industrial Property): YES

Proposition 16 (Authorizes California Repeal Proposition 209 Affirmative Action Amendment): YES

Proposition 17 (Authorizes California Voting Rights Restoration for Persons on Parole Amendment): YES

Proposition 18 (California Voting for 17-Year-Olds Amendment):  YES

Proposition 19 (Property Tax Transfers, Exemptions, and Revenue for Wildfire Agencies and Counties Amendment): YES

Proposition 22 (Changes Employment Classification Rules for App-based Transportation and Delivery Drivers): NO

Proposition 23 (Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Establishes Minimum Staffing and Other Requirements): YES

Proposition 25 (Referendum to Overturn 2018 Law that Replaced Money Bail System with a System Based on Public Safety Risk): YES

 

LOCAL CANDIDATE RACES:

Belmont City Council
Tom McCune

Davina Hurt

Brisbane City Council
Karen Cunningham

Cliff Lentz

Brisbane School District

Mea Christie

Karen Lentz

Daly City Council
Juslyn Manalo

Shakeel Ali

East Palo Alto City Council
Lisa Gauthier

Larry Moody

Carlos Romero

Foster City Council
Sam Hindi

Patrick Sullivan

Jefferson School District
Manufou Liaiga-Anoa’i

Andrea Jordan

Menlo Park City Council
District 3: Jen Wolosin

District 5: Ray Mueller

Menlo Park Fire

Virginia Chang Kiraly

Robert Silano

Millbrae City Council
Gina Papan

Ann Schneider

Anders Fung

Pacifica School District

Marissa Arena

Ravenswood Elementary School District
Bronwyn Alexander

Redwood City Council

District 1: Jeff Gee

District 3: Janet Borgens

District 4: Michael Smith

District 7: Alicia Aguirre

San Bruno Mayor
Rico Medina

San Bruno City Council 
Michael Salazar

Stephen Marshall

San Bruno Park Elementary School District
Jennifer Blanco

San Carlos City Council 
Ron Collins

John Dugan

San Mateo City Council
Amourence Lee

Diane Papan

San Mateo Union High School District
Greg Land

Neal Kaufman

San Mateo County Board of Education Trustee Area 4 
Rod Hsiao

San Mateo County Community College District
District 1: Lisa Petrides

District 3: Dave Mandelkern

District 5: John Pimentel

San Mateo County Harbor District Commissioner
District 4: Tom Mattusch

District 5: Virginia Chang Kiraly

Sequoia Union High School District
Area C: Rich Ginn

Area E: Shawneece Stevenson

South San Francisco City Council

District 2: Mark Nagales

District 4: Rich Garbarino

 

REGIONAL MEASURES:

Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (‘Caltrain’) Measure RR: YES

 

LOCAL MEASURES:

Daly City Measure Q: Sales Tax Measure: YES

East Palo Alto Measure V: Hotel Room Tax Measure: YES

Half Moon Bay Measure U: Hotel Room Tax Measure: YES

San Bruno Measure S: Cannabis Business Tax Measure­ YES

San Bruno Measure X: Hotel Room Tax Measure­: YES

San Mateo City Measure R: General Plan Amendment Measure: YES

San Mateo City Measure W: Hotel Room Tax Measure: YES

San Mateo City Measure Y: General Plan Amendment Measure Citizens Initiative: NO

San Mateo-Foster City School District Measure T: Bond Measure: YES

Jefferson Elementary School District Measure Z: Bond Measure: YES

New York Times report: Chase Center, Oracle Park workers fighting back!

New York Times report: Connie Sarmiento was one of 2,100 concessions workers terminated by the Golden State Warriors and San Francisco Giants’ food service contractor. UNITE HERE Local 2 members fought back, and terminations were rescinded at Oracle Park – but not at Chase Center.

Warriors, why won’t you protect us workers during #COVID19?