SEIU Local 1000 bargaining team members are among our most committed Union activists; lots of prep, including a review of every town hall comment and bargaining summary. Your Unit 3 team continued those efforts with a rare Saturday bargaining session and is reporting additional progress with just a week to go before our contract expires.

In today’s session, we reached tentative agreement to roll over five contract sections from previous contract wins:

  • 11.19.3 – Recruitment and Retention Differential
  • 22.8.3 – State Special Schools Family Crisis Leave
  • 25.6.3 – Personal Necessity Leave
  • 25.8.3 – 220 Day Academic Work Year
  • 25.10.3 – CDCR, OCE, 220 Day Academic Work Year – 4/10/40

The last two of these five agreements govern key parts of our work: the length of the school year, along with the length of time we work during that school year.

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

Still at issue: Our academic calendar (identified by our members as one of their key priorities). Our negotiations are nearly complete on this, and we hope to report progress next week.

Unit 3’s next meeting with the State is Tuesday, June 27. To read about what happened in our other bargaining 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 29 Silent Protest March at the Capitol in Sacramento here.