February 10, 2023

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Local 1000 pressing EDD to reduce excessive use of Permanent Intermittent staff

On Friday, January 20, 2023, your SEIU Local 1000 Union team met with the Employment Development Department (EDD) regarding the ratio of Permanent Intermittent (PI) employees currently employed with the Department. Article 18.2.1 of our MOU outlines that only 20% of the workforce of Employment Program Representatives (EPRs) or Disability Insurance Program Representatives (DIPRs) in any branch of EDD can be filled by PI employees. The meeting was to discuss solutions to the very high ratio that the Department currently has of PI employees.


National report highlights union growth nationally
Plus … an 18% wage difference compared to non-union workers.

A report issued recently by the Bureau of Labor Statistics has some great news for the strength of union membership across the nation.

Here are some of the highlights:

Union membership grew by 273,000 wage and salary workers compared to 2021, a 1.9% growth. In 2022, 14.3 million workers belonged to a union.

A full 33% of all public-sector workers are union members—a rate five times higher than union membership in the private sector.


Know Your Rights: You have the right to participate in union actions

Did you know that, when your fellow state workers and union leaders talk about “standing together” and taking action to protect our rights or to win a new contract, that behavior is protected by provisions in our contract and by California State Law.

Our contract campaign is already underway, and negotiations begin soon.

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Celebrating some of the “Hidden Figures” of Black History

In the 1960s, astronauts Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, and others absorbed the accolades of being America’s first men in space. Behind the scenes, their triumphs were enabled by hundreds of unheralded NASA workers, including “human computers” who calculated their orbital trajectories.

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What does a good contract mean to you? Fill out a bargaining survey today!

As we prepare for bargaining a new contract in the coming months, bargaining surveys will help SEIU Local 1000 better understand and address the priorities of our membership and all represented employees.

We’ve created a comprehensive survey that encourages and counts on your input on issues that affect all of us: wages, benefits, and working conditions. At the same time, you’ll be able to answer questions and make comments that are specific to your individual bargaining unit and job classification. 

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From the Desk of Board Chair Bill Hall

The relationship between labor and the Civil Rights movement runs deep, from the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in 1925, who fostered a new openness to unionization in black communities and spearheaded a far more aggressive approach to protest, to the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-56 and the role of trade unionist E.D. Nixon. These and numerous other unsung African-American and Union heroes are responsible for creating rights and freedoms that all Americans enjoy.