Annual Meeting Bulletin Version_JS_DO_032615-2


March 19, 2015
ESC 2015 PG&E Bargaining Survey

The current contract with PG&E is up for renegotiation this year. In order to determine the priorities of the Union in the upcoming negotiations the ESC PG&E Unit Board has directed the 2015 Bargaining Survey for Contract negotiations be opened.
We hope all members will participate in the survey so that your voice can be heard.  The Bargaining Survey is one of the most important ways in which the entire membership can make its priorities and desires known.
You will be asked to prioritize different agenda items, and submit ideas for contract proposals. Also you can register a wish to volunteer for the Bargaining Committee and/or the Communication Action Network (CAN).
It takes the entire Union standing together to achieve a fair contract and the CAN is a way that all members can contribute. Every comment and suggestion by members in good standing will be considered by the Executive Board. You can make a difference in your Union and your workplace by participating!

Please use the following link to take the survey:

The survey will be available until the end of the day on Friday, April 10, 2015.
This is the beginning of ESC’s contract negotiation campaign.  Stay tuned for much more information throughout the year.

In solidarity,

John Mader, President
Karen Sawislak, Executive Director
Joshua Sperry, Sr. Union Representative

ESC Annual Membership Meeting: Saturday May 2
Another way that ESC members can participate is to attend the Annual Membership Meeting.  This year’s meeting will focus on the unusual fact that contract negotiations are occurring the same year with our two largest employers: PG&E and Kaiser Permanente. There will be caucuses to concentrate on these negotiations.

  • TIME: Registration and Coffee at 8:30 am: Meeting starts at 9 am: (special PG&E contract  negotiation workshop 1-2pm)
  • RSVP by calling the Union at 510-238-8320



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