August 5, 2022

Article Published on August 5, 2022

The Benefits of Membership in Local 1000 Begin with the Power to Win a Good Contract

Membership is key to winning a good contract, and when we go to the bargaining table it’s vital to have a membership roster that’s as large as possible. The higher our membership percentage, the stronger the message we send to State negotiators that we’re “all in” for a good contract that values our contribution to California.

Article Published on August 5, 2022

Recommended Reading: Stay in the Know with Books and Articles Recommended by Fellow Members

It’s never been more important to stay informed, but between work and family responsibilities, it’s not always easy to do. The good news is that your brothers and sisters at Local 1000 are here to help. Every week in Union Update we’ll be posting several books, articles, videos, speeches, or other presentations submitted by your fellow workers focused on issues that affect ALL of us. We hope you find the following content informative and insightful.

Recruitment and Retention Issues Affect Public Sector Workers

Article Published on August 5, 2022

District Labor Council Statewide Tour, Week Two: Sacramento, Here We Come

Our Local 1000 statewide leaders are 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.

During the month of August, Board Chair Bill Hall and Vice Presidents David Jimenez, Anica Walls, and Irene Green will visit 51 District Labor Councils, from San Diego to Redding and all points in between. At every stop, we’re listening to the concerns and answering the questions of the state employees we represent.

Article Published on August 5, 2022

The Fight for Essential Worker Pay Continues

Our Local 1000 Bargaining Team continues to press the State for a more realistic and respectful offer of Essential Worker Pay (EWP).

No agreement has been signed, and the State hasn’t budged beyond their one-time $1500 offer to a very limited group of people who worked in defined health care settings during the pandemic. As such, this offer fails to address the many Local 1000-represented workers who kept California running through the course of the Covid-19 pandemic.