December 2 , 2022

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Share your story and tell the State we need a fair and equitable contract

As we continue working toward negotiating a new contract with the State, telling the stories of members like yourself remains a crucial part. And we need your help.

When it comes to Contract negotiations, nothing impacts the State more than hearing from full-time employees struggling to get by. They’re fighting inflation, and demanding wage increases and Essential Worker Pay, like our member, Diana Barela:

“I have been a member of SEIU 1000 since 2015.”

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Our Recommended Reads provide insight on the issues that affect us all

Our world is an ever-evolving landscape; changes in the world occur on a daily basis that have a direct impact on our work, our families, and our communities. It’s never been more important to stay informed, but between work and family responsibilities, it’s not always easy to do.

Every week in Union Update we’ll be posting news and feature articles, books, podcasts and more, submitted by your fellow workers, focused on issues that affect ALL of us. We hope you find the following content informative and insightful

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Saving Money is an Added Value of SEIU Local 1000 Membership

There are a great many benefits that come with membership in Local 1000: a voice in the direction and future of your union, expanded representation and job protections, and the opportunity to grow as a leader. But there’s more:

Your Union membership entitles you and your family to a number of additional benefits, discounts, and savings that can easily add up to more than double your monthly dues.

With the combined power of 100,000 members, Local 1000 can help you save money on local goods and services with:

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Operation Christmas Basket Providing Meals and Toys for Union Members

This year, the Sacramento Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, along with the United Way and contributions from the IBEW Local 340/NECA holiday raffle is having their Annual Christmas Basket Food and Gifts pick-up on Thursday, December 22, 2022.

If you know of a Union member who is in need this holiday season, we would like to provide items for a holiday family meal and age-appropriate toys for children.

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Enjoy the Benefits of SEIU Local 1000 Membership
Stronger Together to Protect Our Jobs, Our Rights, Our Pensions and Our Benefits

We are California’s largest Union of state employees. Together we are 100,000 state workers who take pride in providing quality public services to our communities. We are a member-led union, and we stand united against the corporations and the wealthy few who aim to dismantle our Union, strip us of our pensions, and slash our hard-earned wages and benefits.

Becoming a member of Local 1000 gives you a voice in your future and exclusive benefits.

A voice in your union

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Are you tired of being underappreciated and underpaid by the State?
Join us on December 8 for a live discussion about upcoming negotiations on December 8.

Do you want to get a better contract for yourself and your family? Bring us your questions, your concerns, and your willingness to do what’s necessary to win.

Join Local 1000 Vice President for Bargaining Irene Green on Thursday, December 8, 2022, for a 1-on-1 Zoom event to learn more about negotiations as we ramp up for bargaining in 2023.

“We’re just over 200 days away from the expiration of our current contract,” says Vice President Irene Green. “As we build towards negotiations, the voices of our members will be at the heart of our campaign.”

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Enforcing our Contract for All Represented Employees is a Union Priority

When one of our Unit 15 custodians was reprimanded about the state of his route by a supervisor in the open and in front of other people, it violated our contract’s language that these types of meetings should be held in private.

Our custodian had been off for the previous two days and was just returning to work. What’s more, it wasn’t even this custodian’s supervisor but one from another area in the building. This supervisor chose not to talk to the custodian’s direct supervisor, even when asked.