Homeless Action Center provides free legal services to unhoused residents of Alameda County and is a bargaining unit of nearly 50 attorneys, advocates, outreach and administrative staff.
The HAC Organizing Committee began organizing with ESC Local 20 in February 2020 right before the pandemic hit. When the shelter-in-place orders came into effect the OC decided to put the organizing drive on hold. The campaign resumed in August 2020 and quickly reached supermajority. The HAC Bargaining Team has worked diligently over the past year and look forward to ratifying their first contract soon.
Through a negotiated card check agreement, HAC became the seventh legal service nonprofit to join the ESC family.
Professionals represented by this contract are part of the Union’s Government, Administrative, Technical Unit.