September 15, 2015


Nominations are now open for the following offices in the Union:

Vice-President MPU
Vice-President OD

Nominations may now be submitted by a nomination form signed by not less than ten (10) members in good standing of the Union and must be received at the Union office no later than Thursday, October 15, 2015.

Only “wet” original nomination forms with signatures will be accepted by US Mail or hand delivered, no fax or email nomination forms will be accepted.

Nominees for the Unit Vice-President positions must be members of that unit and the members nominating the Vice-President must be members of said unit. All ESC Local 20 members in good standing may vote on the candidates for all offices.

Nomination forms are available below.

If an election is called for, ballots will be mailed not later than Saturday, October 31, 2015 and must be received on or before 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. The ballots will be counted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

Nomination Form President
Nomination Form Vice-President MPU Board
Nomination Form Vice-President OD Board

September 12, 2015



September 3, 2015

A Labor Day message from IFPTE’s President Greg Junneman.


August 19, 2015

Labor Center at Local 20

Recently the Center for Labor Research and Education used Local 20′s Ben Hudnall Hall for training and to hold their Graduation Ceremony. To be directly taken the webpage please click here.

June 11, 2015

An Urgent Update on Fast Track from IFPTE

To All IFPTE Locals,
The House is expected to vote on the Fast Track bill this Friday.  Below is IFPTE’s letter in opposition.  This letter went to all House offices today.
This will be a very close vote – could go either way.  We encourage all of our locals and members to reach out to your respective House members asking them to vote no on Fast Track.We will be sending around a member mobilization email later this evening as well.

In Solidarity,

Matthew S. Biggs
Assistant to the President/Legislative & Political Director
International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers (IFPTE), CLC, AFL-CIO

Click here to read IFPTE’s letter in opposition.
Click here to find your congressional representative.


Call to action from IFPTE

Our International union has asked us to join the AFL-CIO in opposing the “Fast Tracking” of the Trans Pacific Partnership. Labor is  part of a broad based coalition that is united in opposing this deal. To read more about the Trans Pacific Partnership, click here for a report and evaluation of the effects of the deal by the Economic Policy Institute. Please take action today by calling your congressperson today to let them know that oppose this bill.  Click here to find your congressional representative. Call the AFL-CIO hotline below for more information.




February 18, 2015

ESC Local 20 Welcomes New Union Rep Melanie Curry!

We are happy to report that Melanie Curry has joined ESC as a union representative.  Melanie will be taking over Susan Greenwood’s PG&E assignment as well as Kaiser facilities in Fresno.  Some of you may know Melanie’s name, as she is joining the ESC staff after more than 30 years of working for PG&E in Labor Relations.  Melanie has vast experience with the Company and our contract, and will be a strong advocate for our members.  She well understands that the best thing about PG&E or Kaiser is its workforce, and has chosen to come to ESC to defend the contract rights and fair and respectful treatment of our membership.  Welcome, Melanie!

Our New Home

Local 20 has a new home at 810 Clay Street Oakland.
The Beautiful Mural was commissioned by the Union and was painted by the Youth Spirit Artworks and Community Rejuvenation Project




Update June 24, 2014:

Thanks to everyone who made the first annual membership meeting in the Ben Hudnall Hall a huge success! Photos of the meeting are posted here:



January 20, 2014:

About 65 volunteers gathered together today to plant trees in Old Oakland, organized by Urban Releaf. To find out more about Urban Releaf, go to:  http://www.urbanreleaf.org/

Blessing of the trees and the volunteers



Volunteers outside the ESC Local 20 Headquarters









A tree grows in Oakland










New ESC Local 20 Contact Info:

Address:  810 Clay Street, Oakland CA 94607

Phone: 510-238-8320

Fax: 510-238-8324