Statewide DLC Tour Building the Power We Need to Win a Great Contract

Article Published on September 16, 2022

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.

For more than a month, Local 1000 statewide leaders have been 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.

Click here to watch videos from recent visits with employees, and hear what they’re saying about the importance of membership.

Across the state, state employees are stepping up to join Local 1000 because they agree that we can’t win a good contract next year unless we project membership power. Just last week, more than 300 non-members became part of the Local 1000 Family.

“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.

Not a member? Want to win a better contract? Click here to join Local 1000 today.