Protecting Member Rights is a Local 1000 Priority

Article published on january 27, 2023

Our SEIU Local 1000 Contract contains hundreds of articles that define our hard earned rights, and governs more than our wages and benefits but working conditions as well. This is the very contract we’re just about to negotiate later this year, and we work daily to enforce every provision of that document.

Here are some examples of how we’ve won for our members recently.

Member wins new position in fight to have qualifications recognized

When our member working at DVA, Sacramento, was notified they didn’t meet the Minimum Qualifications for a position he applied for, the member contacted the MRC to verify options available to address his concerns. Our Union Representative immediately began working with the member to obtain records which confirmed his education and work experience. Once received and reviewed, the member was informed of his right to appeal the determination to the State Personnel Board.

After more than a year of fighting for his rights, our member received notice from SPB granting the SPB Appeal of Withhold from Certification, and is now working in a new position.

Dignity Clause win corrects supervisor’s bad behavior

When three of our members were alternately yelled at and ignored repeatedly and discredited at several staff meetings and in the workplace—witnessed by a Local 1000 Job Steward—a Dignity Clause grievance was filed, alleging “discourteous” behavior.

The State (CDCR) agreed that Article 5.11 Dignity Clause had been violated because the supervisor’s inappropriate workplace behavior violated our members’ rights.

Do you believe your rights have been violated? Here’s what you can do:

Talk with your Local 1000 Job Steward in the workplace. They’re our trained, front-line representatives and can help you navigate and solve your issue quickly.

Call the Local 1000 Member Resource Center (MRC), where our trained staff can help you understand your rights and what steps you can take towards resolution. They’re available 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., weekdays, at 866.471.SEIU (7348).

And: you can know your contract rights better by using the mobile-friendly, fully-searchable online contract search tool, available by clicking here.