Local 1000 Prepares Next Steps for Contract Campaign
Wednesday July 19th at CalHR

Article Published on July 14, 2023

The State will continue to hear our members voices as we fight for a contract that pays workers what they need. Building on the success of our last rally, our Sacramento DLCs, including DLC 764, 785, 787, 788, 789, and 794, are rallying again outside of CalHR Headquarters to tell them we won’t tolerate their lowball tactics anymore.

Where: CalHR Headquarters, 1810 16th Street, Sacramento

When: Wednesday, July 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Water Provided, Wear Purple

RSVP at https://bit.ly/StateWorkerSolidarity

The Plan: By 11:30 a.m., we will park and meet at our Union headquarters (1808 14th Street), then march to CalHR HQ (1810 16th Street). Lunch will be served outside CalHR Headquarters. The weather is forecast to be 93 degrees on Wednesday, so please dress with this in mind!

Even if you can only attend for 20 minutes, you participation matters. We must show CalHR we are ready and willing to do what it takes until they pay us a fair wage.   (or “give us a fair raise”)

Strike School 

Taking action to protect our rights and to win a new contract involves the most fundamental rights union workers have on the job: the right to collective action and the benefits and protections afforded to union workers.

There are two types of legally permissible strikes:

  1. An Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Strike, which happens after an employer has committed an unfair labor practice.
  2. An economic strike, which happens after the two sides (in our case, the union and employer) are at an impasse in negotiations and do not see a path forward.

Your Right to Take Action
As Union workers, we are protected by provisions in our contract, by California State law, and by Federal law. If you are ever prevented from exercising your right to participate in any way, contact your Local 1000 job steward or the Member Resource Center at 866.471.SEIU (7348).

You have a right to take action in support of SEIU Local 1000! Here are some ways you can use that right to fight for what you deserve:

Express your Union beliefs
Your right to support the Union and to express pro-union opinions to other employees and to management. (Government Code section 3512 et seq. – “Dills Act”)

Wear your Union colors
Your right to wear buttons and stickers and to wear Union clothing. (Dills Act)

Display Union materials
Your right to post and display Union materials inside your workspace. (Dills Act)

Distribute Union materials
Your right to distribute union materials during non-work time. (Contract Article 2.4)

Post Union materials
Your right to display Union materials on appropriate bulletin boards. (Contract Article 2.4)

Attend Union meetings
Your right to attend Union meetings on non-work time. (Contract Article 2.5 and Dills Act)

Picket and demonstrate
Your right to picket or demonstrate in support of the Union during non-work time. (Dills Act)

Know Your Rights: Use the Contract Search Tool
Our contract contains hundreds of articles that govern our wages, benefits, and working conditions. You can learn more about those rights in an easy-to-use, mobile-friendly search tool, available at contract.seiu1000.org