Contract Action Center

We won a contract that respects us, protects us, and pays us!

After more than four months of intensive negotiations, with support from thousands of Local 1000- represented workers, we won the largest contract in our union’s history.

Members really made the difference, and they’re the ones that helped bring this contract home. It’s a contract that puts more money in our pockets and improves working conditions. We won a 10% general salary increase, special salary and wage adjustments for more than 300 job classifications, a health care stipend and a reduction in pre-retirement deductions.

Payroll Calculator

If you’d like to see how this contract affects you, use our payroll calculator to estimate the change in your income. Click here to access the calculator.

If you’d like more information about what’s contained in your contract, you can read bargaining summaries, the ratification booklet, and the actual Tentative agreement here.

We’re here to answer your questions. You’ll also find some frequently asked 
 questions that may be helpful towards the bottom of this page. You can also reach out to the Local 1000 Member Resource Center at 866.471.SEIU (7348).

Bargaining Unit Updates

Find out the latest in our bargaining section

Health Care Retention Payment

Download a copy of the Side Letter Agreement for the Health Care Retention Payment here.

Telework Stipend Program Sideletter

Download a copy of the Side Letter Agreement for the Telework Stipend Program.

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What to Know About 
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Special Salary Adjustments

FAQs

Have questions about your benefits? Click on the Fund you are participating in and scroll through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information.

When does our contract become law?

Senate Bill 148 (State employment: State Bargaining Units: agreements: compensation and benefits) was signed by Governor Newsom and chaptered by the Secretary of State on Sept. 13th.

What happens next?

CalHR will issue a Pay Letter to the State Controller’s Office (SCO) notifying the SCO about the changes to the California State Civil Service Pay Scales.

When will we see changes to my paycheck?

This is dependent on the State Controller’s Office. Possibly November or December.

Do we get back pay?

Yes. The General Salary Increase (GSI) and Special Salary Adjustments (SSA) are retroactive to July 1, 2023. You should receive this pay in November or December 2023 but this is dependent on the State Controller’s Office.

When does the Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) reduction take effect?

The 0.5% reduction — lowering the OPEB contribution from 3.5% to 3% — takes effect the first pay period following ratification. The reduction should be seen on our November paycheck.

When does the $165 health care premium contribution take effect?

The State’s additional $165 contribution to employee’s health care costs will take effect in December 2023. Click here to determine what your healthcare cost will be in 2024 with this additional contribution.

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