(State Worker, Aug. 4): Adam Ashton’s 4 article shines a much-needed light on a chronic problem. State IT workers and managersare underpaid no less than 30 percent compared to their peers in county and federal governments. One in five state IT workers left for private lucrative opportunities. I fault elected officials and CalHR for failing to develop and implement an effective and transparent strategic plan for attracting and retaining a skilled IT Workforce.
We condemn in the strongest terms the violent and hateful actions by white supremacists this past weekend in Charlottesville, VA. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
The beliefs and acts of these bigoted domestic terrorists run directly opposed to the values of our union – inclusion, respect and equality. We thank our national, state and local leaders who have spoken out and stand with us against those who seek to divide us with hateful rhetoric and acts of violence. This is not the time to remain silent.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill 28 (Pan), the bill authorizing the Memorandum of Understanding between the state and SEIU Local 1000, the union representing 96,000 employees, about 40% of the state’s workforce.
Republicans are proposing to repeal healthcare and gut Medicaid, a scary proposition for Rita Lewis, a public health nurse and member of our union.
When she was in nursing school, she relied on Medicaid to cover the prenatal care and deliveries of her two children and worries for the countless patients she’s cared for in her 25 years of nursing, “I know firsthand that seniors, children, veterans, and individuals with disabilities could not gain a foothold on a healthy life without it.”
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – SEIU Local 1000 members gave the state notice today that they will strike on Monday, Dec. 5 in protest of the state’s unlawful conduct and egregious unfair labor practices during contract bargaining.
Following on the heels of a CalHR report that raised the alarm on gender pay equity in California State employment, members of SEIU Local 1000, the largest state union representing 95,000 state workers, have voted with an overwhelming 92% ‘Yes’ vote to authorize any and all concerted actions, up to and including a strike, in support of contract negotiations.
Sacramento, CA – Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in California praised California’s leadership in establishing a voluntary retirement savings plan for millions of private-sector, home-based and self-employed workers. The Secure Choice plan signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown will make more than seven million Californians eligible to save for retirement through payroll deductions, with accounts that follow them throughout their working years.
Sacramento, CA – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California released the following statement today after the Assembly Appropriations Committee passed SB 1234 (De León). The bill would implement a new retirement investment plan that would help alleviate a looming epidemic of poverty among California seniors by providing a way for private sector workers to save for retirement through automatic paycheck contributions.
Yvonne R. Walker, President, SEIU Local 1000 said:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - SEIU Local 1000, the largest union of California state employees, is proud to announce that the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCSWG) has appointed SEIU 1000 Vice President for Organizing/Representation Tamekia N. Robinson to the California Pay Equity Task Force.
The task force is charged with exploring the issue of gender pay equity by engaging diverse interests and facilitating ongoing dialogue between employees, employers, policymakers and other stakeholders on this critical economic issue.
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA—After members conducted a rigorous endorsement process for the past several months, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) today endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, calling her a leader who will stand up for the working moms and dads building a movement to secure a better future for their families.
Local 1000’s 63-member Board of Directors met for two days in Los Angeles, to continue performing a comprehensive review of the union’s Policy File—the document that guides the operation and governance of Local 1000.
Local 1000 President Yvonne R. Walker testified before a special joint legislative committee March 18, 2015, on Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal that CalPERS offer public retirees high-deductible health plans.
“We think that high-deductible plans are a very bad thing,” said Walker, who stated that such health plans do not result in cost savings, they merely shift the costs to retirees. She also discussed alternatives to improve the health of state workers without changing their health plans that would result in lower healthcare costs.
A federal bankruptcy judge in Sacramento has announced his intention to ignore years of legal precedent in the city of Stockton bankruptcy case.
Some claim his decision may open the door for cities around the country to use bankruptcy as a tool to undercut retirement security for public employees. His decision is bad for public employees, for citizens in these cash-strapped cities and for the retirement security of our aging population.
Church and community leaders from southwest Fresno said Monday they want to see more money from the state’s high-speed rail project devoted to helping unemployed Central Valley residents get the training they need to work on the project.
They plan to make their case Tuesday at the monthly meeting of the California High-Speed Rail Authority board in Sacramento.