Bargaining Updates

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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 unit17@seiu1000.org  

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.

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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.

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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:

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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 We also demanded that the duty statement be withdrawn immediately.

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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.

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Bargaining update for June 5, 2020
Local 1000’s Bargaining Team and State Continue Negotiations; State Rejects Union’s Cost Savings Counter-Proposal

On Friday June 5, Local 1000’s bargaining team returned to the table with state negotiators and received the state’s reply to the Union’s June 2rd cost savings counter-proposal.   

The state’s response included a rejection of much of what Local 1000 had proposed. The state refused to move on their two days a month PLP proposal and rejected a number of counter provisions submitted by the bargaining team to significantly reduce the economic impact of the state’s proposal on our members.  

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Bargaining update for Friday, May 29
State Negotiators Propose Reduction in Pay through Two-Day PLP Program

On Friday, May 29, 2020, Local 1000’s bargaining team returned to the table with state negotiators and received the state’s first proposal which outlined a 9.23 percent pay cut.

The state’s proposal would use a Personal Leave Program (PLP) to achieve the payroll reduction. The PLP would take the form of a two-day or 16 hour a month reduction in this fiscal year and would end with the June 2021 pay period.