SFDSA Delivers Christmas Meals to First Responders!

On December 25th Christmas Day the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association delivered meals to First Responders that were working Christmas day away from their families during the Covid-19 pandemic to protect yours.

The San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association along with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Managers and Supervisors Association and SEIU paid for Christmas meals for the Sheriff’s Office First Responders, the Captains, Lieutenants, Sergeants, Senior Deputies, Deputy Sheriffs, Sheriffs Cadets, Institutional Police, ID Technicians, Records Clerks and Nurses.

Christmas Day Meals

SFDSA President Ken Lomba said, “We stepped up to help the Sheriff’s Office, we wanted to give something to the first responders that are working on this special holiday because they are appreciated.”

“This is a small gift that we hope gives them some comfort on the Christmas Holiday. We hope the Sheriff’s Office will participate in a bigger role next year to make this even better for the hard working men and women who show up everyday even in the toughest and scariest times like this Covid-19 pandemic to protect and serve San Francisco.”

Christmas Meals:
Marinated Tri Tip, herbed mash potato, green beans almondine, chocolate mousse raspberry tart, dinner roll and a drink.

Poached Salmon with lemon dill sauce, lemon rice with peas, green beans almondine, lemon meringue tart, dinner roll and a drink.

The meals were prepared by A Black Tie Affair Catering who worked diligently with us to make this a special day for these First Responders at their workplace.

Please consider donating to our non-profit Protecting San Francisco so we can continue to fund events for the welfare of our first responders.


San Francisco DSA Obtains Important PERB Complaint Against the SF Sheriff’s Office

The San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association recently prevailed in a heated interest arbitration with the City and County of San Francisco Sheriff’s Office over the terms of a successor contract.  The continued  ability of the DSA membership to earn and burn compensatory time off  (CTO) was the highest priority issue for both parties.  CCSF wanted to restrict this right in order to reduce overtime costs associated with the department’s chronic under staffing.  Despite that the DSA retained the right to earn and burn compensatory time off in the 2019 contract negotiations interest arbitration, the department attempted to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to unilaterally eliminate member’s compensatory time off rights.   

The Earn and Burn Compensatory Time Off was one of the few personal time off leaves that allowed our members to recover from a highly stressful job in a negative environment where morale is at an all time low.  Also this time off, prevented the department from excessively conducting salary savings.  The Earn and Burn CTO ate into the savings of running overtime excessively and put the department in a position to hire more staff.  This was the only thing left to discourage them from exploiting salary savings, which is relying heavily on overtime instead of hiring needed deputy sheriffs.   

On March 23, 2020, the Sheriff’s Office announced that it was suspending CTO earn and burn based on the COVID-19 public health emergency. The “emergency” exceptions to meet and confer requirements are limited. The Sheriff did not have any financial emergency or staffing shortage that warranted the change. Rather, it was evident CCSF saw another opportunity, citing COVID-19, to accomplish its goal of taking away CTO earn and burn . Violating the DSA’s contract gives the Sheriff’s Office the opportunity to exploit and abuse the salary savings scheme conducting more overtime and hiring less deputy sheriffs.

On April 28, 2020, SFDSA filed another charge based on CCSF’s unilateral decision to suspend the Compensatory Time Off (CTO) agreement. The CTO agreement allows DSA members to “earn” CTO up to 160 hours and then “burn” the hours before they can accrue again. CCSF has made numerous attempts to take away CTO earn and burn.

 

On December 2, 2020, PERB issued a complaint alleging CCSF committed an unfair labor practice by failing to provide notice and an opportunity to meet and confer over its unilaterally implemented changes to CTO earn and burn.

The declared COVID-19 “public health emergency” does not give employers free reign to unilaterally implement changes to wages, hours, or working conditions within the scope of representation.

Read our filled court case here: https://sanfranciscodsa.com/san-francisco-sheriff-miyamoto-violates-deputy-sheriffs-union-contract-2/

SFPD at SFO should be redeployed to the Tenderloin

SF Deputy Sheriffs replacing SF Police Officers at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) would save the City’s general fund by deploying over 200 police officers from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to vacant police officer positions within the City. The initial savings would be 31 million dollars, as indicated in the Budget Legislative Analysis report.

Reallocating some or all of the SFPD resources currently devoted to this low crime area (SFO) to the higher crime areas of the City, like the Tenderloin has obvious benefits. Access to these additional officers for quality  investigation of the significant crimes within San Francisco, would protect residents and serve as a fiscal savings in the overall budget.  Foot patrols and a larger SFPD presence in areas that attract tourists would provide for a safer experience for the citizens and visitors in San Francisco.  In turn, the problems facing our tourist industry and revenues that flow from them will likely improve significantly.  

We conducted a survey to see what the voters thought of this idea. 80% percent support the idea of SFSO replacing the SFPD at SFO.

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Office specializes in addressing the law enforcement needs of government buildings and provides an excellent professional alternative to the San Francisco Police Department.  The San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association urges you to consider, support and implement a phased plan to replace some or all of the law enforcement duties with the SFSO deputies at the San Francisco Airport. 

SFDSA 2019 Endorsements – Vote 11/5

The San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association went through a rigorous process to arrive at its endorsements.  The SFDSA political action committee thoroughly researches candidates and invites candidates to participate in a questionnaire addressing important public safety and district issues.  After completing the questionnaire candidates are selected to take part in a PAC interview.

Leif Dautch for District Attorney

The following candidates have been vetted by our Political Action Committee and their endorsements were ratified by our Board of Directors. These are the best choices for the November 5th election.

Please vote by mail or on November 5th for the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association Endorsed Candidates!

The San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association is the labor union representing deputy sheriffs and senior deputy sheriffs in the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department.

“Paid for by the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association PAC.  Not authorized by a candidate or committee controlled by a candidate.  Financial disclosures are available at sfethics.org.”

SFDSA receives 2018 Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar

SFDSA Gold SealSan Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association was recently recognized for our transparency with a 2018 Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile!

GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits.   In order to get the 2018 Gold Seal, San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association shared important information with the public using our profile on www.guidestar.org. 

Now our community members and potential donors can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world.

Check out our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and tell us what you think:  https://www.guidestar.org/profile/94-2838370

San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs First to Take Lip Sync Challenge International

On August 26th, San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association dives into the lip sync challenge making a fun video showing there brighter side with the community.  During the making of the video, San Franciscan’s and tourists joined the Deputy Sheriffs with excitement participating with them in the video.  SFDSA President Lomba said, “It was an amazing moment of fun and togetherness.  The community and deputy sheriffs dancing and singing together!”

San Francisco Sheriffs Challenge New Zealand PoliceThis was a historic moment for the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association.  It was the first time we have made a video like this with the community.  Not only was that historic, the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association was the first to take the lip sync challenge international.  We challenged the New Zealand Police an overseas police department.  After we challenged them it made headlines in the New Zealand News media.  It’s become a whole new playing field expanding internationally.  The fun, togetherness and community involvement continues on a whole new level.


 

San Francisco Sheriffs call out New Zealand Police in lip sync battle

The San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association challenges their overseas friends at the New Zealand Auckland Police Department to a lip sync battle.  – New Zealand Herald

San Francisco Cops challenge Auckland Police to lip sync battle

New Zealand Police made international headlines in 2016 when they challenged police forces worldwide to the Running Man Challenge.

Now they have been issued a challenge of their own by the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs Association – a lip sync battle. – Newshub

We are looking forward to New Zealand Police’s lip sync challenge video and making this international, showing everyone a funner side to our profession.  Our job can be very serious at times from saving lives to protecting lives and property.   We care about you, that is our purpose.