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SF City Hall Hearing: Speak-Out To Stop Attacks On City Worker Seniority
Date Monday December 20
Time 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
City Hall in Room 400
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorSF City Workers United
SF city workers will be speaking out against efforts to destroy seniority of SF city workers through elimination of bumping rights in departments of the city. The corrupt Newsom administration and his union busting crew are intent on using nepotism and cronyism to get rid of unionists and bring in their friends and political operatives in city jobs.

12/20 SF City Hall Hearing: Speak-Out To Stop Attacks On City Worker Seniority

Anti-labor Mayor Newsom who will be the new Lt. Governor and who is supported by SF Unions and the California Labor Federation is proposing to bust seniority for SF City workers. There will be a hearing on Monday December 20, 2010 at City Hall in Room 400. City workers will be speaking out against this union busting plan to destroy civil service.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Dec 15th, 2010 11:51 AM
§Newsom's Union Busting Plan
by SF City Workers United Wednesday Dec 15th, 2010 11:51 AM
The Newsom controlled SF Civil Service Commission wants to end bumping rights so bosses and managers can bring in their operatives and flunkies to city jobs. Privatizer Newsom was supported by the SF Labor Council leadership and the California Labor Federation in his new job at Lt. Governor
§Gavin Newsom-Union Buster and Privatizer
by SF City Workers United Wednesday Dec 15th, 2010 11:51 AM
Gavin Newsom is a major union buster in San Francisco who threatened to layoff 17,000 city workers to coerce concessions and privatized jobs in the parks and other city agencies.

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12/20 SF City Workers To Protest Attack On Senority By Outgoing Demo Mayor Gavin Newsom

SF Civil Service Commission Could End
Citywide Bumping, Weaken Seniority on Monday.


In a sneaky move by the City, the Civil Service Commission will vote on whether to end citywide bumping and weaken seniority just 5 days before Christmas. The City’s Department of Human Resources is moving this proposal now, in the hope that the holiday spirit has all of us looking another way. ‘Its professionally insulting’, Local 21 Executive Director Bob Muscat told the SF Council yesterday.

In the middle of the economic downturn, city employees have made substantial economic sacrifices and worked with the city to keep its’ financial house in order and save jobs and services.

An attack on job security through the elimination of departmental bumping is simply the last thing we need or deserve. San Francisco is the only city in the Bay Area considering such a draconian measure.

Here is how it will work:
During layoffs, you would bump into a similar position in your department. If no position was available in your department, YOU’D BE LAID OFF! You WOULD NOT bump into another city department. Not only will this increase layoffs, but staff with more seniority who work in smaller departments could be laid off before individuals with less seniority in a larger departments.

Here is how you can stop this undemocratic and unfair proposal:
1. Attend the Civil Service commission meeting on Monday, December 20 @ City Hall Room 400. A big crowd will send a message to DHR and the Commission that we can be both in the holiday spirit and diligent about protecting our rights and security.
2. Send the Commission a message TODAY!
Key Points to make: This proposal has just been sprung on us and should be delayed until everyone can study it. This proposal will result in more unemployed San Franciscans. This is blatantly unfair to hard working, loyal city staff. It undermines the city’s system of merit service.

You may contact Commission members by email or fax. Commission staff will forward emails and faxes addressed to individual commissioners to them right away. Commissioners should be addressed as President Normandy or Commissioner Gorrono, etc. You MUST include your full name and preferably your address. Do not use city email or faxes to send these messages.

Please send your individual messages TODAY so that they get to the Commissioners before the weekend.

Civil Service Commission
E. Dennis Normandy, President
Donald A. Casper, Vice President
casper.civil.service [at]
Morgan R. Gorrono, Commissioner
Mary Y. Jung, Commissioner
Fax - 415-252-3260
Email: civilservice(at)

Please send a copy to Anita.sanchez [at] of the Commission for the records.
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