We experienced some incremental progress at the Unit 14 bargaining table today, recording three tentative agreements with State negotiators that govern our working conditions and protect our previously hard-earned contract rights.

Still, there’s frustration and a growing sense of concern among our Unit 14 team members. With just a few weeks remaining before our contract expires, and the State’s failure to respond to a number of our key bargaining proposals, there’s much work to do.

The tentative agreements we reached are:

  • 19.3.14 – Rest Periods. This “core” working conditions provision in our contract, is important to maintain.
     
  • 14.20.14 – Multimedia Specialist. We preserved this language from our last contract, and it keeps the discussion going about a possible new job classification that reflects the evolution of technology in the printing world.
     
  • 14.7.14 Assignment of Duties Normally Performed by Bargaining Unit Employees. This agreement (with an important language change) brings Unit 14 job protections into parity with other Local 1000-represented bargaining units. It adds an important meet-and-confer provision that enables the union to better preserve our work and our jobs.

You can read the details of these and all current contract articles at contract.seiu1000.org

Unit 14 will return to the table on Tuesday, June 20. To see updates on other bargaining unit contract sessions, please visit the Contract Action Center page at seiu1000.org

There’s real truth to the Local 1000 slogan, Stronger Together. We only win a great contract with a strong Local 1000 membership. So, if you’re not already a member, we encourage you to join us today.

And be sure to save your spot for the upcoming June 22 Rally at the Governor’s Office in Los Angeles here.