August 11, 2023


Committee of the Future Leads Change at Local 1000

Nearly a year ago, the SEIU Local 1000 Board of Directors undertook a comprehensive effort to work on the future governance structure of our union. They created the Committee of the Future (COF), a group of two dozen member leaders from across the state charged with researching the best structure and model for an effective, powerful, 21st-century member- driven union.  

The COF has been meeting regularly and just concluded a week-long meeting to finalize their reports and recommendations for presentation to the Board in September.

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Winning / Protecting our Members Hard-earned Rights is a Local 1000 Priority

Having a strong union means having the power to protect our rights and enforce our contract, and our online search tool allows our members easy-to-use access to the hundreds of contract articles that govern our wages, benefits, and working conditions.

Are you looking for information about vacation accrual? Rules regarding sick leave? How to take advantage of upward mobility programs in your department? The answers are just a click away at

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Member Actions Statewide are Boosting Bargaining Efforts

When we said that member actions were key to winning a good contract …you listened – and responded! Recently, across the state, we’ve held close to 1,000 informational pickets that make our demand to be respected, protected and paid more visible, more impactful.

Those informational pickets—launched with a three-day effort at CalHR headquarters in Sacramento—have delivered the message in hundreds of workplaces.

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Using the Media to Spread our Message … and our Demands

As state workers fighting to win a good contract and a livable wage, we’ve used many tools to raise our profile and to make the challenges we face more public. They give resonance and impact to our demands for the State to respect us, protect us, and pay us!

Here are some recent examples of the media coverage we’ve earned: