Bargaining Updates

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Units 17 & 20 Joint Bargaining Update for Monday, August 5th, 2019
Units 17 and 20 Bargain Jointly with the State Over Mandatory Overtime & Vacation Schedules

Our bargaining teams representing Unit 17 (Registered Nurses) and Unit 20 (Medical and Social Service Specialists) met jointly with the state on Monday, August 5, 2019, to negotiate over issues impacting members in both units.

“It’s past time for mandatory overtime to be eliminated,“ said Luisa Leuma, chair of bargaining unit 20. “We’re working to improve the work/life balance of our members and to get rid of mandated overtime shifts.”

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Master Table Bargaining Update for Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Bargaining Heads into Sixth Week with Tentative Agreements; Management Proposals

After six weeks of bargaining, our members have increasingly been willing to lead the charge to make this state a California for All. Members across the state have been standing up for the values that mean the most to our communities—living wages for full-time work, housing, family and workplace justice and respect on the job.   

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Unit 17 Bargaining Update for Tuesday, July 31, 2019
Unit 17 Bargaining Team Passes Proposals to Enhance RN Workplace and Fix the Post & Bid Process

On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, Unit 17 went back to the bargaining table in the latest stage of our ongoing battle to create a safe, equitable workplace and deliver job satisfaction for our 5300+ Registered Nurses across California.  

“We presented two new proposals and signed 34 tentative agreements on numerous articles of hard-earned roll-over language that had been previously negotiated,” said Bob Mutebi, RN (CHCF) and Unit 17 BUNC member.

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Unit 14 Bargaining Update for Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Unit 14 Bargaining Team Reaches 27 Tentative Agreements with State Negotiators; Defends Upward Mobility Provisions

Local 1000 Unit 14, which represents state printers, went back to the bargaining table on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 and signed 27 roll-over, tentative agreements with state negotiators. The agreements cover items that (1) ensure current upward mobility and training related contract articles and (2) provide avenues for Unit 14 workers to explore training and career advancement opportunities.

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Unit 4 Bargaining Update for Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Unit 4 Bargaining Team Signs 19 Tentative Agreements; Protects Upward Mobility at Table

This Tuesday Local 1000’s Unit 4 bargaining team made great progress towards making this state a California for All.  On July 30th they were able to sign 19 tentative agreements and were able to protect critical contract language that protects upward mobility opportunities for over 20,000 Unit 4 state workers in California.   

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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.