April 8, 2022

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Applications for Job Steward Fast Track Training Now Being Accepted

We are now accepting applications for LAPS FastTrack, the SEIU Local 1000 Job Steward Training Program which will begin January 14, 2023, and we invite you to apply to become a Job Steward. 

If you are interested in becoming a Job Steward*, please submit your application packet to laps@seiu1000.org by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2022.

The following steps are required for admission to the program:

  • Complete the Job Steward application, click here.
    Pay careful attention to the questions that ask for your unique perspective, especially regarding the Purpose Statement. SEIU Local 1000 leaders are known for their diverse talents and interests. Use this application to describe who you are, your values and strengths, and what you will bring to the Local. Please give thought to the values expressed in the Purpose Statement and share how they relate to your own values, goals, and passions. The Purpose Statement can be found on our website.
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  • Obtain TWO (2) letters of recommendation, written by your coworkers in the office/unit/floor/etc. that you would represent if you became a Job Steward. The letters should outline why these individuals believe you would be successful as a Job Steward. Outside recommendations from family members, supervisors, and state workers not represented by SEIU Local 1000 are not acceptable. Template letters are also not acceptable.
      
  • Gather TWENTY-FIVE (25) signatures from your coworkers who support you becoming a Job Steward. Use the petition form found here

It is helpful (though not necessary) to have a current Job Steward, officer, member leader, or union staff member submit a recommendation on your behalf.

Send your completed application, letters of recommendation, and completed petition to laps@seiu1000.org  no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2022. If you have any questions or need more information, email laps@seiu1000.org

*In order to be a Job Steward, you must be a member of SEIU Local 1000. If you are not currently a member, please click here to complete the membership application prior to submitting your Job Steward application packet.

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Know Your Rights: Weingarten Rights and Disciplinary Protection

While the 100,000 represented employees of Local 1000 are represented by 10 different bargaining units, include more than 700 different classifications, and are employed at more than 2,000 worksites, we all have at least one thing in common: the strong fundamental protection provided by what’s commonly called your “Weingarten Rights.”

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A Letter about SEIU Local 1000 Governance from Board Chair Bill Hall

Since your member-elected Board of Directors acted to reform the governance of SEIU Local 1000 two weeks ago, your leadership team is back to work, united and strong. 

We are laser-focused on fighting for what matters to you: better wages, essential worker pay, dignity in the workplace, leadership development, economic and racial justice for all, and a fair telework agreement with the California Department of Human Resource (CalHR)