Unit 14 Alert: Bargaining Update – May 14

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Today, Local 1000 returned to the negotiating table to meet with representatives from the state and continue bargaining for our new contract. The state spent the last two weeks reviewing the proposals we gave them in April – 31 Master Table proposals affecting all Local 1000-represented employees and 50 different proposals affecting our nine individual bargaining units.

During that same time, the bargaining team took this opportunity to host seven town hall and 158 worksite meetings up and down the state. They updated members and encouraged them to become active because each member is critical to a successful contract fight. Before and after each town hall meeting, bargaining team members spoke one-on-one with attendees, connecting with them on a more personal level to hear their comments and answer their questions.

The Unit 14 bargaining team – representing Printing Trade Workers – was at the table today and signed two tentative agreements with the state. The tentative agreements will do the following:

Continue a Joint Labor/Management Committee regarding Upward Mobility.

Allow the Department of General Services, Office of State Publishing (OSP) and Local 1000 to continue the Joint Labor/Management Committee to discuss issues of concern to Unit 14 employees at OSP.

The team will spend tonight calling Contract Action Team (CAT) leaders to have them mobilize members for the “I’m All In” Rally in Sacramento on June 5. The team will go back to the table on Thursday, May 16.

In Solidarity,

Robert Vega
Bargaining Unit 14 Vice Chair