February 17, 2023

Article published on february 17, 2023

Protecting our hard-earned rights is a Local 1000 priority

Having a strong union means having the power to protect our rights and enforce our contract, and our online search tool allows our members easy-to-use access to the hundreds of contract articles that govern our wages, benefits, and working conditions.

Are you looking for information about vacation accrual? Rules regarding sick leave? How to take advantage of upward mobility programs in your department? The answers are just a click away at contract.seiu1000.org

Article Published on february 17, 2023

Northern California Labor Council Announces College Scholarship Opportunity
Two $1,500 Scholarships will be awarded in 2023

The Five Counties Central Labor Council has announced its college scholarship program for 2023. Two $1,500 scholarships are available this year.

The Five Counties Central Labor Council is sponsoring the scholarships. The council is comprised of labor unions in Shasta, Siskiyou, Modoc, Trinity, and Tehama Counties.

Article published on February 17, 2023

Actuary classifications use the power of Labor Management Committee to advance

SEIU Local 1000 members working in six different Actuary classifications have won an important milestone in their efforts to achieve pay parity. The win—a recommendation for additional pay incentives for credentialing, performance, and merit—comes after two years of effort made by members and staff, negotiating with the State in a series of Joint Labor Management Committee (JLMC) meetings.

Article Published on february 17, 2023

Celebrating Black History with Two Sports Names You Should Know
Fritz Pollard – the first Black coach in the National Football League (NFL)

There are only three Black coaches in the NFL, while 60 percent of players are black. It’s a conversation that’s being had often in today’s sports world … but did you know that the NFL’s first Black coach was hired in 1921?

At 5 feet, 9 inches and 165 pounds, Fritz Pollard was small for football. But that didn’t stop him from bulldozing barriers on and off the field.