Bargaining Updates


DJJ Stipend Update
May 4, 2022

The SEIU Local 1000 Bargaining Team met again on April 21, 2022, regarding the stipend and were able to reach an agreement. You can see the proposed Side Letter of Agreement here and pay letter here.


Telework Bargaining Resumes April 27 Under New Leadership

Our new leadership has been working since March 7 to get back to the table on telework after outgoing President Richard Louis Brown failed to listen to members and reach an agreement. We’ve been able to re-start the process and are returning to bargaining with the state on April 27.


CCHCS RDA Voluntary Transfer Process

On March 17, 2021, SEIU Local 1000 reached an agreement with CCHCS regarding the voluntary transfer process (VTP) for impacted institutions that have an overage of Dental Assistants.

The agreement reached does not provide any financial help for either relocation expenses or time off work to locate and secure any housing or relocation needs.


BUNC Results
December 11 & 12, 2021

On December 11 & 12, 2021, Local 1000 bargaining representatives from across the state met at a virtual gathering of the Statewide Bargaining Advisory Committee in order to elect the bargaining teams. In all, we elected more than 60 Local 1000 members to comprise the 10 different Bargaining Unit Negotiating Committees (BUNCs) that will represent SEIU Local 1000 when we bargain our next contract in 2023.

“Congratulations to the new BUNC chairs and the election organizing team for coordinating this event,” said SEIU Local 1000 President Richard Louis Brown. “I look forward to working with the new BUNC and the rest of the board, and it’s my sincere hope that we’re able to accomplish great things for our membership and build a union that works for all its members — current and future.”

On Sunday, December 12, BUNC members for Units 1, 4, 17, 20, and the State Bar conducted their elections, while the elections for units 3, 11, 14, 15, & 21 took place on Saturday, December 11.

Click here to see the results.


2021 Telework Bargaining Update

Local 1000 and the State are currently meeting to bargain over the implementation of a Statewide Telework Policy that would apply to all Local 1000 represented employees. The bargaining timeline below outlines our meeting dates. The State has made little movement from its initial position, so we remain substantially apart on several key bargaining demands, including the telework stipend. 


DHCS Telework Meet and Confer

On July 27, 2021, SEIU Local 1000 meet with Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) about their permanent telework policy. DHCS stated that they will be moving from the emergency policy to a permanent telework policy at the end of August 2021.


Contact Tracing Extension

On July 21, 2021, SEIU Local 1000 met with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and CalHR to meet and confer over the contact tracing extensions through September, 2021. 


CPUC Reasonable Accommodations Meet and Discuss

On Wednesday, July 7, SEIU Local 1000 met with the CPUC to discuss their Reasonable Accommodations Policy. We brought up several concerns and asked about the inclusion of the Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) in the process. CPUC stated that while they are open to feedback and suggestion from the DAC, it is management’s policy, and are the CPUC is not required to consult the DAC in their its decision-making process.


Health Facilities Evaluator Nurses
Update from May 17, 2021

Thank you for all your emails and feedback. Please continue sending your questions, comments, and feedback to  

We read each email and try to respond accordingly in our updates.

On May 14, 2021, we met with John Tong (Labor Relations Specialist, CDPH) and Susan Espinoza (Deputy Director of Human Resources, CDPH) to discuss outstanding Health Facility Evaluator Nurse issues.


Update on MSTs at DIR.Misallocation

SEIU Local 1000 is aware that the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has identified approximately 158 Management Services Technicians (MSTs) that they consider misallocated and who DIR believes are performing duties more accurately allocated to the Office Technician classification. SEIU Local 1000 is working diligently to research and explore all available options to put together the best possible course of action.


Update on SCIF Performance Appraisal

On August 12, 2020, our Union met with the State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund) to continue discussing the planned update of the Performance Appraisal process within the department. State Fund plans to remove the three tier rating system of inconsistent, successful, and exceptional from annual performance appraisals and instead rely on a process where management regularly communicates performance expectations and concerns to employees throughout the year.

Some of the major details from the negotiations include:


BU 17 – Health Facilities Evaluator Nurses
Weekly Update: Friday, August 28, 2020

On August 25, 2020, our Union was notified by members that an email from Heidi Steinecker was sent to staff directing HFENs to sign a new duty statement.  Our Union immediately contacted CDPH Labor Relations informing them that we are still in the meet and confer process and our Union had not agreed to any duty statement. We also demanded that the duty statement be withdrawn immediately.


Statewide CDCR CCHCS Health & Safety Grievance
SEIU Local 1000 filed a health and safety grievance on behalf of all members in CDCR/CCHCS due to the department’s violation of our contract.

On July 28, 2020 SEIU Local 1000 filed a health and safety grievance on behalf of all members in CDCR/CCHCS due to the department’s violation of our contract.

CDCR CCHCS violated our contract by requiring employees to work where an immediate and recognizable threat exists to their health and safety. The department also continues to expose our members to an unsafe work environment, resulting in COVID-19 outbreaks, by continuing to allow inmate movement and not fully enforcing all health and safety guidelines.