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State’s unlawful conduct triggers strike
Local 1000 announces December 5th as strike day

Contact: Mike Roth
916.813.1554
mike@paschalroth.com

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.

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Local 1000 members authorize strike
Good faith bargaining, gender pay equity at stake

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.

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NEW “SECURE CHOICE” PLAN OPENS DOOR TO RETIREMENT FOR MILLIONS OF PRIVATE SECTOR WORKERS IN CALIFORNIA
Governor Brown’s Signature on SB 1234 (De León) Marks Biggest Expansion of Retirement Opportunity in Generations

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.  

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California School for the Deaf (CSD) families, faculty demand leadership resignation

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson cited for ignoring crisis at California School for the Deaf: Culture of fear and retaliation results in declining enrollment and high staff turnover.

Action scheduled for Friday, Aug. 19

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Assembly Appropriations Committee Strikes Blow Against Elder Poverty, Moves Forward with Secure Choice Retirement for Private Sector Workforce

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:

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SEIU Local 1000 Vice President Tamekia N. Robinson appointed to California Pay Equity Task Force

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.

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SEIU endorses Hillary Clinton for president
SEIU Local 1000 members: Clinton supports our movement to build a better future for working families

VIDEO: Watch SEIU members speak about why they support Hillary Clinton

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.

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Council Meeting Summary

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.

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President Walker testifies on state worker health plans

President Walker testifies on state worker health plans

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.

Article YVONNE R. WALKERPublished on SacBee.com

Wall Street about to win in Stockton at expense of middle class

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.

Article ERYN BALDRICA-GUYThe Fresno Bee

West Fresno group says more money needed for high-speed rail job training

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.

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Residents Meet to discuss High Speed Rail Authority Jobs

For many in the Valley .. the controversial High Speed Rail Project represents out of control spending and a waste of taxpayer dollars. 

But, for a group of West Fresnans, it represents something else entirely, chance for a brighter economic future, for potential workers and their families.

They came together Monday night and are getting ready to take their message to the State Capitol.

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