There was some movement at the Unit 15 bargaining table today as the State negotiators broke their own logjam and provided some incremental responses to our proposals.

“We think the State heard our frustration, and while we didn’t reach any agreements today, we are encouraged by the State’s movement,” said Eric Murray, Unit 15 hair. “We can begin having some dialog about issues of importance to the Allied Service workers we represent.”

Today, the State returned counter proposals on five different contract sections. Our Unit 15 team is diligently reviewing the changes and evaluating the impacts any changes will have on our members.

“We’re working on contract sections that protect our working conditions, like overtime distribution and infectious disease control,” said Eric Murray. “These are key issues identified by Unit 15 at town halls and in bargaining surveys.”

Still, much work to achieve a good contract remains. Six proposals remain unanswered by the state.

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

Unit 15 will return to the table on Monday, June 19. To see updates on other bargaining unit contract sessions, please visit the Contract Action Center page at

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.