Our Unit 3 bargaining team continues to work collaboratively with the State to advance the interests of those Professional Educators and Librarians we represent. And, collaboration is a central theme to our negotiations: our proposals are crafted to foster a better working relationship with management.

Our goal in many cases is incremental change. In some cases, we’ve gone back and forth four or five times in an effort to improve working conditions and collaboration. We want our final negotiations to be more easily interpreted, more widely executed, and if necessary, easy to enforce. Words matter!

Negotiations will continue on an irregular schedule; we’re ready to continue bargaining anytime, but we’re slowed because the State doesn’t share our sense of urgency.

Still at issue: proposals for class size, work assignments, academic year modification, and credits for salary advancement, plus those economic proposals that have been moved to the master table.

Unit-specific bargaining, along with negotiations at the master table, are being scheduled on a day-to-day basis. When there’s activity at the table, we’ll email and post the results, often on the same day. Click here to read all the recaps of bargaining activity.

What actions can I take to win a good contract?

As the bargaining team works to achieve meaningful progress at the table, it’s important that we keep our focus on Union solidarity and strength building. In order for our demands to be heard, SEIU Local 1000-represented employees need to stand together. So, we encourage you to sign up for our next action on July 25, 26, and 27 when we picket CalHR in Sacramento. Click here to register.