August 25, 2023

Article published on august 25, 2023

The Effort to Ratify our Tentative Agreement Begins this Weekend

Less than a week ago, our bargaining team reached Tentative Agreement with the State for our next contract.

It’s a contract that includes a three-year, 10% salary increase, and additional salary adjustments for more than 300 job classifications. We preserved our health care stipend, reduced the pre-funding of our retirement, and added or maintained dozens of skill-based and retention differentials, increases in uniform allowances, and other reimbursements … along with improvements in working conditions.

Article Published on august 25, 2023

Local 1000 Protecting Job Opportunities at CDCR

Our contract contains hundreds of sections that govern our working conditions, including language that offers our represented employees options and opportunities when a state facility closes.

California City Correctional Facility (CAC) will be closing as of March 31, 2024, and the California Men’s Colony (CIM) is deactivating one of the West Yards as of November 4, 2023

Article Published on august 25, 2023

Stewards Lead the Way Doing Real Representation

When our members find themselves facing conflict in the workplace over contract language, their first line of defense is their Job Steward. Across the state, hundreds of SEIU Local 1000 members have stepped up to act in the role of advocate for their coworkers, receiving regular and thorough training in our contract and the codes and regulations that protect our rights and working conditions.

Article Published on august 25, 2023

Recommended Reads

It’s important to stay in touch with the pulse of labor’s battles and advances. Not only are California’s state employee unions negotiating and ratifying contracts, we’re reading news from across the nation ranging from a single Starbucks store winning union representation to nationwide strikes.

Here’s some stories that caught our attention: