Bargaining Updates

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Unit 15 Bargaining Update for Thursday, July 25, 2019
Unit 15 Fights to Improve Work/Life Balance with Stronger Overtime Language

Our Unit 15 bargaining team returned to negotiations with the state today in an effort to ensure that the state’s custodians, food service workers, cooks, laundry workers and security guards can enjoy a better work/life balance through more carefully defined and improved overtime distribution provisions for additional work that’s either mandated or voluntary.

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Unit 11 Bargaining Update for Thursday, July 25, 2019
Unit 11 Continues Push for Differentials to Ensure its Unit Members Receive Fair Pay

On Thursday, July 25, 2019 Unit 11’s bargaining team went back to the negotiation table with the state to continue their pursuit of fair pay for Unit 11 members.    

The team brought a number of differential proposals to the table on Thursday that would compensate Unit 11 workers for the critical jobs skills they use on a daily basis that aren’t sufficiently valued by the state. These include:

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Unit 1 Bargaining Update for Thursday, July 25, 2019
Unit 1 Promotes Fair Compensation and Economic Justice for its Members

On Thursday July 25, 2019, Unit 1 went back to the table with state negotiators to advance more proposals that prioritize fair compensation and economic justice for all Unit 1 members.

Today our Unit 1 team presented a proposal that would:

  • Increase and expand our out-of- state differential for Unit 1 employees so that workers who are headquartered out of state and/or have to travel more than 50 percent of the time for their job will be fairly compensated.

The team also proposed the following differentials:

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Unit 17 Bargaining Update for Friday, July 19, 2019
Nurses bring real-life stories of their work to the state in support of better pay and working conditions.

Unit 17 RNs met with state negotiators to drive home the value of their work and the daily challenges they face in providing quality care to our most vulnerable patients.

Members from Unit 17 provided compelling stories of unreasonable workloads caused by recruitment and retention challenges resulting from below-market pay in a competitive landscape. Telling their stories, our nurses shared their passion for their profession and gave their patients a voice.

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Master Table Bargaining Update for Thursday, July 18, 2019
Local 1000 pursues a California for All with health care, housing, transportation justice and livable wage bargaining proposals

Today our Local 1000 bargaining team brought to the negotiation table proposals that addressed four of the most important issues in creating a California for All— health care, housing, transportation justice and a livable wage.

All over California, working people struggle with the costs of rising health care premiums and unaffordable housing and transportation costs. Local 1000 members are no different.

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Master Table Bargaining Update for Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Local 1000 bargaining pushes forward on creating Worker, Family, and Education Justice

Local 1000’s bargaining team met with the state to continue master table negotiations on Wednesday, July 17th.

Throughout our three weeks of negotiations we have championed building a California for All. Our members have responded – sharing powerful stories about their lives, their struggles, and their vision for what a California for All would mean for each of them.

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Unit 21 Bargaining Update for Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Unit 21 Members tell their stories in support of salary adjustments

Our Unit 21 team, representing Educational Consultants and Librarians, went to the table today to continue their fight for fair wages and better professional opportunities.

Three Local 1000 members—two from the California Department of Education (CDE) and one from the Department of Consumer Affairs—joined the team as subject matter experts at the bargaining table to share the value of the work they do to build a California for All.

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Unit 4 Bargaining Update for Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Unit 4 workers seek to Highlight Upward Mobility Language to Ensure it Applies to all Workers

Unit 4 returned to the bargaining table on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in an effort to highlight upward mobility and employee recognition and morale program language. Not only did the bargaining team protect current upward mobility provisions in the current contract, they presented a proposal to secure upward mobility opportunities for employees working in the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and the Office of Tax Appeals.

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Unit 11 Bargaining Update for Monday, July 15, 2019
Unit 11 Proposes Special Salary Adjustments in Fight for Pay Parity

Unit 11, Local 1000’s Engineering and Scientific Technicians, went to the table on Monday, July 15, 2019, to continue bargaining with state negotiators. The Unit 11 team presented several subject matter experts and submitted eight Special Salary Adjustment (SSA) proposals aimed at aligning pay parity for county and city workers with comparable engineering and scientific job duties.

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Unit 20 Bargaining Update for Monday, July 15, 2019

Our Unit 20 bargaining team—representing Medical and Social Service Specialists—returned to negotiations with the state today to address a number of deeply-felt issues our members shared during bargaining Town Halls and on thousands of surveys.

Our Unit 20 bargaining team presented proposals to the state that would:

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Unit 3 Bargaining Update for Monday, July 15, 2019
Unit 3 Pursues Pay Schedule Fairness for CTE Workers and Work Schedule Respect

Local 1000’s Unit 3 Professional Educators and Librarians returned to the bargaining table on Monday, July 15, 2019 in their pursuit of a more equitable pay scale and scheduling policies that respect the family and personal lives of people who provide services such as rehabilitation programming for the state’s prisoner population, educational instruction for deaf students and diagnostics for persons with disabilities.

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Unit 1 Bargaining Update for Monday, July 15, 2019
Unit 1 Comes to the Table with Powerful Stories Calling for Equity, Workplace Safety and Education Justice

Yesterday our Unit 1 bargaining team went to the table with their state counterparts to continue their push for more equitable compensation for the work that they do. The team submitted a comprehensive list of their Special Salary Adjustments (SSA) for Unit 1 state workers, whose value to our communities is still unequal to their pay.

Unit 1 also submitted a number of other workplace safety and education justice proposals to ensure that Unit 1 workers are protected on the job and have more opportunities to enhance their skills.

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Unit 4 Bargaining Update for Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Unit 4 Members Tell State Negotiators it’s time to Invest in its Employees

Local 1000’s Office and Allied work force met with state negotiators on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, to make the case California needs to invest in them and the important work they do in carrying out and supporting the administrative work of state agencies all across California.

On Tuesday, Unit 4’s bargaining team submitted over 25 special salary adjustments and did four presentations to state negotiators that detailed the substance of the work they do and the importance of that work to the efficient and accurate running of state agencies.

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Unit 17 Bargaining Update for Tuesday, July 9, 2019
RN’s Head to the Bargaining Table

The SEIU Unit 17 bargaining team met for the first time with state negotiators on Tuesday, July 9, to represent the interests of the over 5300 Registered Nurses across California. During the session, Unit 17-represented members made presentations about their job classification, putting a face on the challenging and often dangerous situations they encounter on a daily basis.