Membership Means Power

Article Published on July 7, 2023

As we prepare our escalating actions with the State for a fair contract and better pay, we are working to ensure that workplaces across California are prepared to make our message heard loud and clear at the table and in our communities.

To build strong union worksites across the state, we’ve been organizing places like Torrance and Long Beach DMV, both of which reached 100% membership, to show the State that we are standing stronger together.

We have been holding rallies across the state, bringing members from different regions together. Our events in Sacramento at the Capitol, in Los Angeles at the Ronald Reagan Building, and at other actions across the state have been highlighting the importance of state workers.

We’ve brought together community leaders, elected officials, and the members who have stepped up to lead their worksites for a contract that addresses our needs. When the State responds to the demands of our members with nothing, we stand together and fight back.

It has never been more important than now to be a member of your union. It has never been more important to be talking with your coworkers, to engage with your job stewards, and to come together with the 96,000-strong state workforce and demand our contract as one union.

We need a contract that respects us because we have been disrespected for too long. We’re disrespected at the table when members’ voices are ignored. We’re unprotected at our worksites when the State ignores safety concerns and health hazards that impact our mental and physical well-being.

We are underpaid, overworked, and tired of being treated this way, and members of SEIU Local 1000 are standing up to this mistreatment. We are escalating our actions to bring attention, pressure, and the energy of every single state worker to our campaign. We need you to join our fight today, talk with your coworkers who are not engaged, and attend our upcoming events.

The resources of your Union will be available to help spread the word about upcoming events we are planning. If you have questions about how to find actions planned at your worksite, contact the Member Resource Center (MRC) at 866.471.SEIU (7348), Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

State workers have led California through hard times over the last three years. Our work, as we were reminded over and over, was essential to the State. Now, with our members and supporters standing in solidarity, ready to fight for what we need, we will show the State that together, we will win the things that are essential to us: a fair contract that respects, protects, and pays every state worker what they are owed.