As we push hard to complete our efforts to win a contract we can be proud of, our Unit 14 bargaining team recorded three significant tentative agreements with the State, all economic proposals that reward the skills of the Printing and Allied Trade workers we represent.

“We’re responding to the priorities our members identified in town halls and bargaining surveys,” said Unit 14 Bargaining Chair Robert Vega. “It’s a big win for Unit 14.”

Three different contract sections with differential pay, all of which roll over previously-won contract language, were sections that the State negotiators attempted to modify or take away. We prevailed!

  • 11.52.14 – M1000 Skill Pay Differential
  • 11.53.14 – HP 10000 Skill Pay Differential
  • 11.55.14 – Pay Differential – Sheetfed Press Operator (SOPO) II

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

Our contract expires Friday, June 30. Our Unit 14 team is well on its way to completing its work, but still at issue are a number of economic issues—SSAs, among them—that have been moved to master table bargaining. Unit 14 is on standby to meet once again with the State to resolve these outstanding issues. When we meet, you’ll read it here first!

To see updates on other bargaining unit contract sessions, please visit the Contract Action Center page at

Winning a good contract starts with you. Don’t just belong to the Union, participate.  Sign up for our Silent Protest March in Sacramento on June 29.