Bargaining Updates

Overview

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!

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Unit 11 Bargaining Update for Monday, July 29, 2019
Unit 11 Continues the Fight to Protect Worker Values and Create a California for All

On Monday, July 29, 2019, the Unit 11 team went back to the table to represent almost 2,800 Local 1000 Engineering and Scientific Technicians in the ongoing fight with state negotiators to build a California for All.

The bargaining session featured the signing of tentative agreements on 14 “roll over” articles, which would preserve hard-fought language from the existing contract.

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Unit 20 Bargaining Update for Monday, July 29, 2019
Unit 20 Fights to Enhance Working Conditions and Quality of Life

On Monday, July 29, 2019, our Unit 20 bargaining team once again returned to the table to continue the fight for a California for All. The team proposed language that would substantially improve the post and bid process to make it more equitable and more transparent for Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) and Certified Nurses Assistants (CNA) across the board, including post and bid language for medical assistance, a first ever occurrence.

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Unit 3 Bargaining Update for Monday, July 29, 2019
Unit 3 Protects Important Temperature Provisions for Workers in State Facilities

On Monday, July 29, 2019, Local 1000’s Unit 3 bargaining team met with state negotiators again and rolled over five provisions in the current contract, one of which protects workers from extreme temperatures while on the job.

Most Unit 3 employees work in state facilities where buildings can get very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. These temperature extremes can have an impact on an employee’s ability to effectively carry out their job duties and can have health and safety implications as well.

Unit 3 agreed to roll-over language on Monday that:

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Unit 1 Bargaining Update for Monday, July 29, 2019
Unit 1 Bargaining Team Agrees to 26 Tentative Agreements; Progress Made at the Table

Local 1000’s Unit 1 bargaining team met with state negotiators on Monday, July 29, 2019 and signed 26 tentative agreements. This includes language that continues Local 1000’s commitment to ensuring the Employment Development Department (EDD) continues to offer full-time employment to workers rather than over relying on Permanent Intermittent employment when inappropriate.

On Monday Unit 1 agreed to language that:

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Unit 4 Bargaining Update for Friday, July 26, 2019
Unit 4 Heads Back to the Bargaining Table to Support its Members Working Out-of-State

Unit 4 went back to the bargaining table on Friday, July 26, 2019, and continued to challenge the state to value the work our members perform. This means ensuring that Unit 4 workers are compensated fairly for the work they do, regardless of where they live, and that the state has an up-to-date understanding of the job duties and responsibilities that Unit 4 members deliver on a daily basis.

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Unit 17 Bargaining Update for Friday, July 26, 2019
Unit 17 Presses State for a Better Work/Life Balance for Nurses

Unit 17 bargaining team went to the table Friday and continued its efforts to create opportunities for better work schedules.

Many of our nurses work in 24-hour facilities and often are subject to management’s rigid scheduling practices, which don’t offer a lot of flexibility and few chances to make changes. In response, our team submitted stronger contract language for adjustable scheduling opportunities.

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Unit 21 Bargaining Update for Friday, July 26, 2019
Unit 21 Proposals Reflect the Need for Respect, Resilience and Personal Safety

Our Unit 21 educators went to the table Friday with a focus on creating an employee culture that embraces the diversity of the California Department of Education (CDE) workforce.

“Our goal is to create a culture and environment that encourages more professional and personal growth for our members and having an open dialogue with the state is a good start” said Miguel Cordova, Unit 21 bargaining chair.

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Unit 15 Bargaining Update for Thursday, July 25, 2019
Unit 15 Fights to Improve Work/Life Balance with Stronger Overtime Language

Our Unit 15 bargaining team returned to negotiations with the state today in an effort to ensure that the state’s custodians, food service workers, cooks, laundry workers and security guards can enjoy a better work/life balance through more carefully defined and improved overtime distribution provisions for additional work that’s either mandated or voluntary.

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Unit 11 Bargaining Update for Thursday, July 25, 2019
Unit 11 Continues Push for Differentials to Ensure its Unit Members Receive Fair Pay

On Thursday, July 25, 2019 Unit 11’s bargaining team went back to the negotiation table with the state to continue their pursuit of fair pay for Unit 11 members.    

The team brought a number of differential proposals to the table on Thursday that would compensate Unit 11 workers for the critical jobs skills they use on a daily basis that aren’t sufficiently valued by the state. These include:

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Unit 1 Bargaining Update for Thursday, July 25, 2019
Unit 1 Promotes Fair Compensation and Economic Justice for its Members

On Thursday July 25, 2019, Unit 1 went back to the table with state negotiators to advance more proposals that prioritize fair compensation and economic justice for all Unit 1 members.

Today our Unit 1 team presented a proposal that would:

  • Increase and expand our out-of- state differential for Unit 1 employees so that workers who are headquartered out of state and/or have to travel more than 50 percent of the time for their job will be fairly compensated.

The team also proposed the following differentials:

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Unit 17 Bargaining Update for Friday, July 19, 2019
Nurses bring real-life stories of their work to the state in support of better pay and working conditions.

Unit 17 RNs met with state negotiators to drive home the value of their work and the daily challenges they face in providing quality care to our most vulnerable patients.

Members from Unit 17 provided compelling stories of unreasonable workloads caused by recruitment and retention challenges resulting from below-market pay in a competitive landscape. Telling their stories, our nurses shared their passion for their profession and gave their patients a voice.

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Master Table Bargaining Update for Thursday, July 18, 2019
Local 1000 pursues a California for All with health care, housing, transportation justice and livable wage bargaining proposals

Today our Local 1000 bargaining team brought to the negotiation table proposals that addressed four of the most important issues in creating a California for All— health care, housing, transportation justice and a livable wage.

All over California, working people struggle with the costs of rising health care premiums and unaffordable housing and transportation costs. Local 1000 members are no different.

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Master Table Bargaining Update for Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Local 1000 bargaining pushes forward on creating Worker, Family, and Education Justice

Local 1000’s bargaining team met with the state to continue master table negotiations on Wednesday, July 17th.

Throughout our three weeks of negotiations we have championed building a California for All. Our members have responded – sharing powerful stories about their lives, their struggles, and their vision for what a California for All would mean for each of them.

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Unit 21 Bargaining Update for Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Unit 21 Members tell their stories in support of salary adjustments

Our Unit 21 team, representing Educational Consultants and Librarians, went to the table today to continue their fight for fair wages and better professional opportunities.

Three Local 1000 members—two from the California Department of Education (CDE) and one from the Department of Consumer Affairs—joined the team as subject matter experts at the bargaining table to share the value of the work they do to build a California for All.

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Unit 4 Bargaining Update for Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Unit 4 workers seek to Highlight Upward Mobility Language to Ensure it Applies to all Workers

Unit 4 returned to the bargaining table on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in an effort to highlight upward mobility and employee recognition and morale program language. Not only did the bargaining team protect current upward mobility provisions in the current contract, they presented a proposal to secure upward mobility opportunities for employees working in the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and the Office of Tax Appeals.

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Unit 11 Bargaining Update for Monday, July 15, 2019
Unit 11 Proposes Special Salary Adjustments in Fight for Pay Parity

Unit 11, Local 1000’s Engineering and Scientific Technicians, went to the table on Monday, July 15, 2019, to continue bargaining with state negotiators. The Unit 11 team presented several subject matter experts and submitted eight Special Salary Adjustment (SSA) proposals aimed at aligning pay parity for county and city workers with comparable engineering and scientific job duties.