Bargaining Updates


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.  


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.


BU 17 – Registered Nurses
Update as of April 27, 2020

The health of our staff is paramount, and our Union continues to address concerns from our members, given CDPH’s critical role in this crisis. We have made it clear that the state is required to provide employees a healthy and safe workplace, and they should not put the health of essential workers in jeopardy. Our Union raised the following questions after members from the SFDO raised concerns.

Below are the latest responses we’ve received from Management:


Board of Trustees Approves State Bar Tentative Agreement

The State Bar Board of Trustees voted on Thursday, April 16 to approve our contract. The Board of Trustees vote is the culmination of a process that started over a year ago and recently included an overwhelming majority of State Bar members voting to ratify the Tentative Agreement.


Nurses Alliance Webinar
Saturday, April 18, 2020

Learn about how California’s Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) standard protects us from the novel COVID-19 Virus.

In 2009, a new California occupational health standard was adopted to protect nurses and other healthcare workers from infectious agents such as tuberculosis, measles, and pandemic flu, as well as novel diseases such as COVID-19. The Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) Standard is an enforceable regulation that applies in healthcare, corrections, and other high-risk environments. 


Bilingual Differential Increase Implementation

For the first time in 42 years, we were able to increase the Bilingual Pay Differential to $200/month. This comes after 20 years of fighting for an increase including a joint task force and hundreds of members telling their story. We have been fighting for the implementation of


Bargaining Unit 3 – Update
Professional Educators and Librarians

These past few weeks have been interesting to say the least. Not knowing what you are going to do tomorrow due to the daily changes can be challenging. I want everyone to know our first priority is the health and safety of all of our represented employees and that your job stewards have been working hard to keep up with the constant changes and ensure that management follows the new working conditions. I, your BUNC, and all the Unit 3 stewards have been working hard to ensure that at each facility the policies coming out of Sacramento are being followed so as to reduce possible transmittal of the COVID-19.


State Bar Election Announcement

Congratulations! After nearly a year of bargaining and member action, State Bar members have voted overwhelmingly (98% for the Attorney Unit and 97% for the General Unit) to approve the Tentative Agreement.

Our new contract creates economic gains, brings equity and fairness to our retiree healthcare plans, expands our access to paid leave and family bonding, increases career development opportunities, and deepens investments in work-life balance.


Bargaining Unit 15 – DGS Custodians

SEIU Local 1000 Bargaining Unit 15 has been in communication with the Department of General Services (DGS) to understand the department’s policies in response to the Corvid-19 crisis and its impact on our Custodian workforce.  Please check out the information below for the most recent information from DGS. 


Bargaining Unit 17 – Update
Health Facility Evaluator Nurses

Update as of April 6, 2020

We know that you are in a fluid emergency situation, and we thank you for the hard work and sacrifices you make on a daily basis to care for California. We are continuing to advocate for you with the Department about issues that are changing almost daily. We wanted to update you on conversations we have had with the department on PPE and working weekends.  Below are some of the updates we wanted to share with you.


Virtual Ratification Meetings

The State Bar Bargaining Team will hold two informational sessions for members on the Tentative Agreement. The meetings will be the same, you only need to join one session. You have been approved to use State Bar time to join these meetings for one hour.

Meeting Options:
  • Monday, April 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

RSVP HERE for the session you would like to join at this link. We will use Zoom for these meetings. You will receive the link for your Zoom session once you RSVP.