New members Joining Local 1000 During our Statewide DLC Tour
Across California, state employees are stepping up to join Local 1000 because they see we can’t win a good contract next year unless we project membership power.
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.
Throughout August and early September, Board Chair Bill Hall and Vice Presidents David Jimenez, Anica Walls, and Irene Green are visiting all 51 District Labor Councils, from San Diego to Redding, and all points in between. At every stop, they’re listening to the concerns and answering the questions of the state employees we represent.
“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.