Know Your Rights – Paid Holidays in our Contract

Article Published on NOvember 18, 2022

Your Local 1000 Union Contract contains hundreds of articles governing your hard-earned rights, including wages, benefits, and working conditions. This overview explains how our 96,000 represented state workers are entitled to 11 observed holidays and how you’re paid for those holidays should you be required to work on one of those days.

Premium Holidays 

Employees who work any of these six holidays will be paid at 1.5 times their regular rate of pay and will also earn up to 8 hours of holiday credit. 

  • New Year’s Day (January 1) 
  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May) 
  • Independence Day (July 4) 
  • Labor Day (first Monday in September) 
  • Thanksgiving Day 
  • Christmas 

Regular Holidays 

Employees who work any of these five holidays will be paid at their regular rate of pay, and will also earn up to 8 hours of holiday credit. 

  • Martin Luther King Day (third Monday in January) 
  • Presidents’ Day (third Monday in February) 
  • Veterans Day (November 11) 
  • César Chávez Day (March 31) 
  • The day after Thanksgiving ]

Contract Article 7.1 – Holidays – contains many provisions affecting holiday compensation and overtime calculation, which can differ by Work Week Group or Bargaining Unit.

You can read our entire Contract online at Are you looking for information about vacation accrual? Rules regarding sick leave? How to take advantage of upward mobility programs in your department? The answers are just a click away at This web page provides you the opportunity to search by simple key words or to read through the contract article-by-article.