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 11 Bargaining Update for Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
Four Tentative Agreements Advance Working Conditions for Unit 11

Our Unit 11 bargaining team continued working to close out the remaining unit-specific proposals with state negotiators on Wednesday as they continued making progress toward securing a new contract with the state.

“Today’s tentative agreements (TAs) preserve and expand the rights of Unit 11 members,” said Brad Willis, Unit 11 bargaining chair. “Now, we’ll need the continuing support of our entire unit to bring home the rest.”


Unit 3 Bargaining Update for Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
Unit 3 Signs Agreements Preserving Professional Status, Prep Time and Personal Days

Our Unit 3 bargaining team recorded some important wins for the Professional Educators and Librarians in state service. And in doing so, the team laid the groundwork for securing a contract that creates a California for All.

“This was a long-fought and fruitful day for our team and our members,” said Terry Hibbard, Unit 3 bargaining chair. “In all, we signed 19 different tentative agreements that preserve our wins from previous contract campaigns.”

Among the highlights from the 19 “roll over” agreements:


Unit 21 Bargaining Update for Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
Unit 21 Reaches Tentative Agreements on Safety, Workplace Equality and Professional Status

Our Unit 21 bargaining team made good progress at the table on Tuesday in their pursuit of protecting and advancing the rights of the Educational Consultants and Librarians they represent.

One tentative agreement that was signed empowers Unit 21 members to assert their rights to a safe workplace by giving them a stronger voice in requesting safety-related equipment necessary to do their jobs.


Unit 17 Bargaining Update for Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
Unit 17 Bargaining Team Protects Professional Development; Fights for Appropriate RN Supervision and Appraisal Process

Local 1000’s Unit 17 bargaining team returned to the negotiation table with the state on August 6, 2019, and was able to sign off on a number of tentative agreements that preserved previous victories important to Unit 17 nurses.   

One tentative agreement (TA) from the current contract preserves professional development opportunities. The TA, Paid Educational Leave, allows state nurses to earn the necessary Continuing Education Units required to maintain their licensure as a registered nurse.


Units 17 & 20 Joint Bargaining Update for Monday, August 5th, 2019
Units 17 and 20 Bargain Jointly with the State Over Mandatory Overtime & Vacation Schedules

Our bargaining teams representing Unit 17 (Registered Nurses) and Unit 20 (Medical and Social Service Specialists) met jointly with the state on Monday, August 5, 2019, to negotiate over issues impacting members in both units.

“It’s past time for mandatory overtime to be eliminated,“ said Luisa Leuma, chair of bargaining unit 20. “We’re working to improve the work/life balance of our members and to get rid of mandated overtime shifts.”


Master Table Bargaining Update for Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Bargaining Heads into Sixth Week with Tentative Agreements; Management Proposals

After six weeks of bargaining, our members have increasingly been willing to lead the charge to make this state a California for All. Members across the state have been standing up for the values that mean the most to our communities—living wages for full-time work, housing, family and workplace justice and respect on the job.   


Unit 17 Bargaining Update for Tuesday, July 31, 2019
Unit 17 Bargaining Team Passes Proposals to Enhance RN Workplace and Fix the Post & Bid Process

On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, Unit 17 went back to the bargaining table in the latest stage of our ongoing battle to create a safe, equitable workplace and deliver job satisfaction for our 5300+ Registered Nurses across California.  

“We presented two new proposals and signed 34 tentative agreements on numerous articles of hard-earned roll-over language that had been previously negotiated,” said Bob Mutebi, RN (CHCF) and Unit 17 BUNC member.


Unit 14 Bargaining Update for Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Unit 14 Bargaining Team Reaches 27 Tentative Agreements with State Negotiators; Defends Upward Mobility Provisions

Local 1000 Unit 14, which represents state printers, went back to the bargaining table on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 and signed 27 roll-over, tentative agreements with state negotiators. The agreements cover items that (1) ensure current upward mobility and training related contract articles and (2) provide avenues for Unit 14 workers to explore training and career advancement opportunities.


Unit 4 Bargaining Update for Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Unit 4 Bargaining Team Signs 19 Tentative Agreements; Protects Upward Mobility at Table

This Tuesday Local 1000’s Unit 4 bargaining team made great progress towards making this state a California for All.  On July 30th they were able to sign 19 tentative agreements and were able to protect critical contract language that protects upward mobility opportunities for over 20,000 Unit 4 state workers in California.