Bargaining Updates


Bargaining Updates

Local 1000 kicked off bargaining with the State of California, the fifth largest economy in the world. As we enter our discussions with the State, we will share our commitment to build a California for All.

In our California for All, we believe everyone should have access to quality, affordable healthcare – whether they live in Redding or downtown Los Angeles. We believe California’s own employees deserve to make $15/hour. We believe every single person should be able to retire with dignity. We believe, if we are truly committed to building a California for All, it starts right here with California’s own state employees.  

That’s what this contract is about. That’s what we are fighting for.

This is our chance to set a new standard for what working people can accomplish when we stand together and fight for a California for All!


Unit 15 Bargaining Update for Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Unit 15 Scores Big Win on Overtime Distribution

Our Unit 15 bargaining team culminated another successful negotiating session with the state by reaching agreement on overtime distribution language for members working at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

“We fought hard and won language that makes the distribution of overtime more fair and transparent,” said Garth Underwood, a member of the Unit 15 team. “At the same time, we’re ensuring the well-being of workers at CDCR by strengthening language on overtime shifts.”

Today’s tentative agreement (TA) includes the following provisions:


Unit 14 Bargaining Update for Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Unit 14 Bargaining Team Secures Important Differential; Rolls Over Skill Pay for Digital Print Operator IIs

On Wednesday, August 21, the Unit 14 bargaining team signed a “roll-over” tentative agreement (TA) that ensures Digital Print Operator IIs will continue to receive their Skill Pay Differential of 3 percent for operating the HP 10000 Digital Press at the Office of State Publishing.

Earlier in the bargaining process state negotiators had indicated that they were interested in taking away the differential on this provision. However, on Wednesday morning they agreed to drop any new proposals and signed the “roll-over” language.


Unit 11 Bargaining Update for Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Unit 11 Bargaining Team Reaches Tentative Agreements on Professional Differentials, Footwear Allowance.

Our Unit 11 bargaining team continued their negotiations with the state and on Wednesday, August 21, reached tentative agreements (TA) on several issues.

“Our work today recognizes the professional status of Unit 11 members,” said Brad Willis, Unit 11 bargaining chair. “We also maintained the footwear allowance for those whose jobs require safer and stronger shoes.


Unit 3 Bargaining Update for Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Career Technical Education Instructors in CDCR Win Clarifying Language on Initial Placements

On Wednesday, August 21, Unit 3’s bargaining team signed a tentative agreement (TA) that clarifies the process by which Career Technical Education (CTE) Instructors are initially placed on the unit’s salary schedule. This new language will ensure that CTE instructors are assessed and placed in the schedule on equal footing with Academic instructors.


Unit 1/Unit 4 Joint Bargaining Update for Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Units 1 and 4 Reach Important Agreement on Lottery Bonus Procedures

Meeting in a special joint “side table” with the state, Units 1 and 4 fought for and won a major advance for Lottery employees on Wednesday, August 21. The advance stands to update and improve the bonus structure for its field sales representatives in Unit 1 and the lottery ticket sales specialist series in Unit 4.

These are the workers on the front lines who drive Lottery revenues that contribute more than $1 billion annually to the state’s public schools and help create a California for All.


Master Table Bargaining Update for Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
Local 1000 Bargaining Team Pushes Back on State Counters

In our push for a California for All our team has advocated for multiple proposals that would move forward our goals to achieve a better future for all Californians.

The state responded to some of the most important proposals to reach those goals today – unfortunately they missed the mark.  The state put forward proposals that would require members to pay more for retirement/post-retirement benefits – these are inadequate solutions and our bargaining team is not accepting them.

Notification Liz De Leon

Master Table Bargaining Update for Monday, August 19th, 2019
Local 1000 Bargaining Team Builds Momentum Towards Tentative Agreement; Our Fight Continues

On Monday, August 19, Local 1000’s bargaining team returned to the table and signed over 20 “roll-over” tentative agreements (TA). The team also came to an agreement on a number of challenging issues including contract provisions related to Transfer of Leave Credits for Catastrophic Leave, the Workplace Violence and Anti-Bullying Program, and the creation of a Joint Task Force on the Future of Work and Civil Service.  

These new agreements:


Unit 3 Bargaining Update for Friday, August 16th, 2019
Unit 3 Bargaining Team Finishes Negotiations with Five Tentative Agreements; Win on Work Assignments Notice

After two months of hard work and long hours, the Unit 3 bargaining team signed their last five tentative agreements (TA) with the state at their unit table on Friday August 16. The new TAs cover a wide range of issues including recruitment and retention, off-site teacher preparation, and work assignment notification.

Unit 3 teachers working in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) have often expressed frustration concerning assignments that lack adequate, or in some cases, any, notification. The new language will:


Unit 20 Bargaining Update for Friday, August 16th, 2019
Unit 20 Reaches Agreement on Expanded Post and Bid Opportunities; Preserves Recruitment and Retention Differentials

Our Unit 20 bargaining team continued its efforts to bring home a good contract for its members, reaching tentative agreements (TA) on contract articles that improved the scheduling rights of our members and preserved recruitment and retention differentials.

“These agreements expanded our members ability to schedule their work and to maintain the best possible work/life balance,” said Luisa Leuma, Unit 20 bargaining chair.

The TAs included:


Master Table Bargaining Update for Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
Local 1000 Bargaining Team Signs Over 50 Tentative Agreements; State Submits Counters-Proposals and Rejections

The SEIU Local 1000 bargaining team returned to the table on Wednesday, August 14th, fresh off our powerful contract campaign rally on Tuesday, which brought together thousands of members and their families in our demand for a California for All. The team signed 52 “roll-over” Tentative Agreements (TAs) to keep the momentum going and received a number of counter-proposals from the state including items on telework, flexible work hours, overtime (compensated time off usage), and overtime meal benefits and allowances.

Post Dustin Moon

Units 17 & 20 Joint Bargaining Update for Friday, August 9th, 2019
State Disrespects Nurses Around Mandatory Overtime and Other Issues

On Friday, August 9th, Unit 17 and Unit 20 met with the state together as part of a joint table to discuss issues of mandatory overtime (MOT) and vacation scheduling at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) California Correctional Health Care Services facilities.

“I am very disappointed at the lack of movement by the state,” said Luisa Leuma, Chair of Bargaining Unit 20.  “It was a slap in the face that the state didn’t make any movement on these issues.”    


Unit 21 Bargaining Update for Friday, August 9th, 2019
Unit 21 Bargaining Team Signs 10 Tentative Agreements Closing All Non-Economic Proposals at their Negotiation Table

Local 1000’s Unit 21 reached agreement on 10 “roll-over” contract provisions on Friday, August 9, to close out the remainder of their non-economic proposals. In the process, the bargaining team was able to preserve a number of vital provisions in the current contract important to Unit 21 members including:


Unit 15 Bargaining Update for Friday, August 9th, 2019
Unit 15 Gains Rights that Improve Personal Safety and Protect Personal Time.

Friday’s Unit 15 bargaining session saw advances in our contract language that benefit the welfare of our members on the job and in their personal lives via safety, and the time off we all use to keep a work/life balance.

 “We’re delivering tentative agreements that respond to issues our Unit 15 members raised at town halls and in bargaining surveys,” said Lisa Bocast, a member of the Unit 15 bargaining team.

Unit 15 signed a total of four tentative agreements (TAs) Friday:


Unit 14 Bargaining Update for Friday, August 9th, 2019
Unit 14 Bargaining Team Signs Tentative Agreement for Graphic Designer Classification Study

Local 1000’s Unit 14 bargaining team capped a good day at the negotiation table on Friday, August 9, with a tentative agreement (TA) to conduct a Classification Study for its Graphic Designers. This victory represents an important step towards bringing the class specifications into the 21st century and to winning a new contract.


Master Table Bargaining Update for Thursday, August 8th, 2019
Local 1000 Bargaining Team Demands Workplace Respect; Stronger Provision Against Abusive Bosses

The Local 1000 bargaining team returned to the master table on Thursday, August 8, and refused to back down in the fight against abusive bosses who use intimidation and disrespect as ways to manage their staff.

Earlier in the bargaining process, Local 1000 submitted additional language to our Workplace Violence and Bullying Prevention contract provision that prohibits supervisors from engaging in “abusive conduct” towards their staff. On Thursday the state responded by insisting that the current contract language and other policies and laws were enough. They are not.