April 7, 2023

Article Published on April 7, 2023

Contract Bargaining: Our Plan to Win

As all SEIU Local 1000 workers know, Wednesdays are the days we wear purple to show support for our Union and to let management know that we have the power to change our workplace. But this coming Wednesday, April 12, this act of solidarity will take on even greater significance, as it coincides with the first master table bargaining session for our 2023 Contract.

Article Published on April 7, 2023

Strike School – Your Contract, Your Choice

Bargaining can be a long and technical process, so it’s vital that everyone can get involved, get informed, and fight for a strong contract in their workplace. SEIU Local 1000’s Strike School program provides critical information for members to get a sense of their rights to collective action in the workplace, as well as develop our understanding and respect for the power of a strike.

In the class, we cover concepts like what ‘good faith bargaining’ is, what an ‘impasse’ in contract negotiations means, and how we handle unfair labor practices during and after negotiations.

Article published on April 7, 2023

Meet a Member
Ty Kovacs is a teacher at the California School for the Deaf and a devoted Local 1000 member

SEIU Local 1000 member Ty Kovacs is committed to his community. He attended the California School for the Deaf (CSD) as a child and came to work as a night counselor before going on to get his teaching credential. “I want to be a strong advocate for all represented units at CSD,” he said, “and that’s why I want to make sure that the State knows what they are doing to us.”