New Members are Signing Up Across the State during the District Labor Council Tour

Article published on august 26, 2022

Our Local 1000 statewide leaders—Board Chair Bill Hall, along with our Vice Presidents— 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 next spring and summer.

The Leadership Team is visiting 51 District Labor Councils, from San Diego to Redding and all points in between, to listen to worker concerns and answer the questions of the state employees we represent.

This week, stops included workplaces in the Bay Area and Sacramento, and at virtually every stop, workers stepped up to become members of Local 1000 and help us build power towards a successful contract negotiation in 2023.

Congratulations are due to Vice President for Organizing / Representation Anica Walls, who, with the help of staff, was the leader in nonmember signups for the week.

“We are re-energizing this union to do the work needed to strengthen Local 1000,” said Board Chair Hall. “And generating the leverage we need to begin negotiations in a stronger position 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.