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Welcome to the Municipal Employees' Federation website: MEF represents over 3,000 dedicated working men and women – working together to solve
problems, build stronger workplaces, and to have a real voice about safety, security, pay, benefits, and the best ways to get the work done.

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Our government shouldn't make promises we cannot keep – but we must keep the promises we've already made.
President Barack Obama – State of the Union – February 12, 2013

Reach Agreement on Measure B Framework Agreement

AFSCME (along with several other bargaining units) and the City of San Jose have reached a framework agreement for settling litigation associated with Measure B. The full framework agreement can be downloaded at the link below:

Federated Alternative Pension Reform Settlement Framework

Overview of Measure B Settlement Terms

Summary of Measure B vs. Settlement



MEF Elections
Call for Nominations

AFSCME MEF is currently accepting nominations to fill the unexpired term for MEF President (term expiring in 2017) as well as nominations to fill the ten Director positions representing members in the following City Departments (two-year terms):

  • 1 Director representing members who work at the Airport and Transportation Departments.
  • 1 Director representing members who work in the following departments: a) Convention, Arts, and Entertainment, b) Fire, and c) Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement.
  • 1 Director representing members who work at the Environmental Services Department and the Public Works Department.
  • 2 Directors representing members who work in the Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services Department.
  • 2 Directors representing members who work in the Police Department.
  • 2 Directors representing members who work in the Library Department.
  • 1 Director-at-Large representing members who work in departments not listed above.

Nominations for President may come from any MEF member. Nominations for a Director position may only be for a member in your Department and must come from an MEF member. Only MEF members qualify to run for office.

Nominations may be made by U.S. Postal Service (mailed to the AFSCME Local 101 office listed below) or by email to You must include the following with your nomination for it to be considered a valid nomination:

  1. your name
  2. the department where you work
  3. the name of the person you are nominating
  4. the office for which you are making the nomination

The deadline for mailed or emailed nominations to be received by the Election Committee is November 9, 2016, at twelve noon. Nominations may also be made at the November Executive Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at 5:15 pm (City Hall Tower 5th floor conference room).



Super Bowl 50 has come and gone, and the Denver Bronco's Von Miller may have been named MVP of the game, but did you know that Union members worked diligently behind the scenes throughout the Bay Area to make the big game happen? That's why we're celebrating our own MVPs – AFSCME members who provided necessary services around the stadium and throughout the region to make the Super Bowl a success. We'd like to give a shout out to al the public works employees from Local 101. You're the real MVPs!



According to reports, the Super Bowl finished in the Bay Area without a hitch. Did you know that there were Union members working non–stop behind the scens throughout the region to make sure fans and communities were kept safe the entire time?

Let's give it up for the public safety workers from AFSCME Local 101 and Local 829 wo helped make the big game happen.



Last but not least, we would like to thank all the public transit workers from AFSCME Local 101 and Local 3993 for keeping VTA and BART trains running smoothly while the Super Bowl took over the Bay Area.

At times they were stretched thin. They all did their job diligently and, behind the scenes, making Super Bowl 50 one for the memory books.

Event Calendar

General Membership Meets Quarterly in the Months of
February, May, August, and November

Board of Directors and Stewards’ Council
Joint Meeting the 2nd Thursday of Every Month (except January) at 5:15 p.m.

AFSCME Local 101 Executive Board Meetings
Held the 3rd Thursday of Every Month at 6:30 p.m.
Santa Clara Valley Water District
5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose


You’ll Have A Voice on Contract and Policy Issues - Only members have a voice when the Union’s contract proposals are drawn up and presented to management, or in formulating proposals to change schedules or policies that affect working conditions. When proposals are received from the Employer regarding potential changes affecting rights, benefits or other conditions, the Union’s position is determined at membership meetings which only members may attend, or by member poll. Only Union members may serve as negotiators, Stewards or representatives to discuss specific issues.

You’ll Have A Vote When It Really Counts - Members alone may vote on the ratification or rejection of the contract (Memorandum of Understanding) that determines wages, hours and working conditions. Union members also determine who will represent them at the bargaining table and on grievances, appeals and other contract enforcement matters; agency fee payers are not part of this process.

You’ll Have Access To Members-Only Benefits - A member of AFSCME Local 101 you will have access to a large number of scholarship programs, AFSCME Privilege Mastercard, and to a variety of home loan, insurances and other benefits.

You’ll Strengthen the Union’s Voice with Management - Becoming and remaining a Union member strengthens the Union’s voice on behalf of all employees. As agency fee payers cannot vote on contract or other matters, becoming a full Union member says to the employer “I care about what is bargained, and I support the Union’s efforts to improve wages and conditions!” The percentage of employees who choose to be members is a measure of the Union’s strength which is not lost on the employer in determining their positions during bargaining and on other important issues affecting workers.

You’ll Have Representation Beyond the Contract - The Union’s obligation to represent agency fee payers is limited to enforcement of the Memorandum of Understanding, while Union members are represented on all employment matters that may arise, including policy and other issues not covered by the MOU.

Membership Matters. We're Stronger Together!

Discipline and Grievance Issues
For discipline and grievance issues contact the following Union representatives in the order listed:

1) Your Department Steward.
2) Chief Steward – Cindy Harlin.
3) AFSCME Business Agent Charles Allen at 408-386-9915 or email

Municipal Employees’ Federation
Local 101
District Council 57
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

1150 North First Street, Suite #101
San José, CA 95112
(408) 998-2070
fax: (408) 998-0451

Business Agent


Charles Allen


AFSCME District Council 57

Office Hours 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday

510-777-7703 or 800-244-8122, ext. 703

email the business office at
Click here for discipline and grievances.

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