The president of Local 1000 makes all committee appointments, and attempts to appoint no more than one member to more than one committee, and appoint members from all areas of the state with representatives from each bargaining unit.
This committee brings African-American union leaders together to spearhead positive community events designed to improve the lives of our members and the communities we live in. The African-American Committee’s signature events include the Leora Hill Scholarship Fund, Dr. Martin Luther King celebratory events across the state, the Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Turkey Give-Away and the Christmas Toy drive among other regionally sponsored events.
Members of this committee must keep informed of the union’s legislative and political programs; including those of the SEIU California State Council, the Central Labor Council, Change to Win, The California Federation of Labor, the International Union and the Association. COPE promotes union voter registration drives, encourages membership participation in grassroots campaigns, propositions, legislation, candidate recommendations, and other issues. This committee makes recommendations to the Local 1000 Council.
The Environmental Committee shall oversee the implementation of a coordinated environmental and environmental justice program consistent with Local 1000 policy and all applicable provisions of contracts in force. The committee shall also make any needed recommendations to the Local 1000 Board of Directors and/or the Local 1000 statewide officers.
This group is responsible for the review of policies and programs established by the state directly impacting Latino and Latina members of Local 1000. Additionally, the Committee is looking to expand its outreach to its members by hosting regional meetings and functions that will bring in Latino/a members, the Latino community and supporters of Latino issues. If you are interested in getting more involved at your local level, or if you have questions, please contact the Chair.
The Lavender–Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Labor–(LGBTL) Committee is responsible for reviewing policies and programs established by the state directly impacting LGBTL members of Local 1000. This Committee also monitors state programs and policies relating to affirmative action; civil and human rights laws and legislation; state action relating to adverse action patterns involving LGBTL; persons with HIV/aids who are in the workforce; community concerns and issues important to LGBTL members; and policies and programs impacting LGBTL members.
This committee develops the affirmative action plan for recruitment and training of disabled members as union stewards, bargaining unit representatives, committee members and officers. They also recommend actions to remove barriers to participation and activism by disabled members, and help District Labor Councils (DLCs) create strategies regarding issues affecting disabled workers.
“There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise.”
The mission of the Women’s Empowerment Committee is to be the change we want to see in our world.
We will achieve this by educating our members on the issues that affect women. We will empower one another to boldly step out to fight for the rights of our members and all Californians to have a good life, live in sustainable communities and enjoy the fruits of social, economic and environmental justice.