District Labor Council Statewide Tour, Week Two: Sacramento, Here We Come

Article Published on August 5, 2022

Our Local 1000 statewide leaders are meeting with represented employees where they work to talk about the importance of membership in our Union and how a strong membership will impact contract negotiations that are less than a year away.

During the month of August, Board Chair Bill Hall and Vice Presidents David Jimenez, Anica Walls, and Irene Green will visit 51 District Labor Councils, from San Diego to Redding and all points in between. At every stop, we’re listening to the concerns and answering the questions of the state employees we represent.

Our DLC Membership Tour started this week at Metro State Hospital in Norwalk, CA, where union leadership met with members and non-members to talk about how we can win when we stand together and make our voices heard. In its first week the DLC tour held more than two dozen meetings in SoCal workplaces. And during the week of August 8, close to 30 more meetings are scheduled at Sacramento-area worksites.

“We are re-energizing this union to do the work needed to strengthen Local 1000,” said Board Chair Hall. “That starts with generating the leverage we need to begin negotiations in a stronger position, and that begins with generating more members.”

“With only 53% membership, the State can treat us any way they want,” added Hall, who helped his fellow leaders launch a campaign targeting 64% membership by March, 2023, when formal negotiations are likely to begin.

How do we win the pay and benefits we deserve when bargaining starts next year?

SEIU Local 1000 members have the answer: stand together with workers across the State to fight for our contract.

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