Our Local 1000 Bargaining Team—led by Irene Green, VP of
Bargaining— returned to the table with the state on Sept. 1 to
present an Essential Worker Pay (EWP) proposal that more
appropriately rewards our represented employees for their efforts
to provide vital services in truly dangerous public-facing
working conditions that continue as this pandemic persists.
Our new proposal is for a one-time payment of $6,000 for all
eligible employees represented by Local 1000 regardless of
whether they were teleworking or in person.