The Benefits of Membership in SEIU Local 1000 Include the Power to Win a Good Contract
There’s real truth to the Local 1000 slogan: Stronger Together.

Article Published on January 27, 2023

Membership is key to winning a good contract, and when we go to the bargaining table, it’s important to have a membership roster that’s as large as possible. The higher our membership percentage, the stronger the message we send to State negotiators that we’re “all in” for a good contract that values our contribution to California.

When you’re a member of Local 1000, you enjoy real representation, contract enforcement, and the protection of your hard-earned rights. You have a voice in the future of your union, you can vote for local and statewide union leadership, and you can vote yes or no to ratify the contracts negotiated on your behalf.

And one of the most important benefits of your individual membership is that along with tens of thousands of other members, you work to project power to the State and to fight for the contract you want.

This summer,  the working conditions, wages, and benefits of Local 1000 members  will be governed by a new contract—our current contract expires on June 30, 2023—and preparations are already underway by our bargaining teams to build negotiating strength.

That negotiating strength comes from you. This is where power in numbers will make a difference.

“With only 53% membership, the State can treat us any way they want,” said Board Chair Bill Hall.  Through an aggressive membership campaign, Local 1000 is targeting 64% membership by March 2023, when formal negotiations are likely to begin.

You can make a difference.  Our power to make change, to improve our pay and benefits, and working conditions comes from your membership.

Not a member? Want to win a better contract? Click here to join Local 1000 today.