Bargaining Updates

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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:

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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:

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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.

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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.”    

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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:

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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:

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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.

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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.