Bargaining Updates

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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. 

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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.

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State Bar Ratification Election
Vote in the Ratification Election for the State Bar Tentative Agreement!

Through member input, member leadership, and member action our State Bar Bargaining Team was able to secure a contract that will create economic gains, bring equity and fairness to our retiree healthcare plans, expand our access to paid leave and family bonding, increase career development opportunities, and deepen investments in work-life balance.

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BU 15 – Update on Food Service Task Force
Food Service Task Force focuses on key issues

Update as of March, 17, 2020

On March 11, 2020, the Unit 15 Food Service Workers team launched their Task Force meetings with the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

The team was led by Maria Patterson, Chair of Bargaining Unit 15 and Garth Underwood, Vice-Chair of Bargaining Unit 15, as well as Kevin Quaife, Correctional Supervising Cook (CSC) from California Correctional Center and Susanna Redfearn, CSC from Avenal State Prison.  

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Bargaining Unit 1 – R&R Committee
Recruitment and Retention Committee 5.17.1 Contract Implementation

Introduction to Application

Recruitment and Retention (R&R) (Article 5.17.1) is a victorious win for SEIU Local 1000 members. The purpose of this R&R is to provide a platform for the state and the Union to jointly come to a consensus on recruitment and retention issues that are impacting the classification and jointly bring them to the attention of the Director of CalHR and the Administration.