February 24, 2023

Article Published on February 24, 2023

Have You Taken the Bargaining Survey?

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

“Bargaining surveys are a vital step for every member to take as we work to build power and to win a contract” – Irene Green, Vice President for Bargaining

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.

Article Published on February 24, 2023

Be a ROCstar!

Do you want a better contract? Join a Regional Organizing Committee and become a ROCstar!

Winning a great contract happens with a strong Union and an active membership. Up and down the state, Regional Organizing Committees are already in action to sustain a strong and consistent presence in the workplace to support our bargaining team.

Article Published on February 24, 2023

Black History is Music History

Black Musical History is American Musical History

Black culture and American music are inextricably linked, stretching back to the time when enslaved people were imported from the shores of Africa, bringing with them the roots of their music and culture. Those roots changed music history—for all of us—forever, and that influence continues today.

Music and dance were an integral part of African life, and remained important to Blacks in America. Both slaves and free blacks used music as an accompaniment to work, worship, and celebration.

Article Published on February 24, 2023

Who Owns Your Leave Balances?

Know Your Rights – Who Owns Your Leaves?

Enforcing our hard-earned contract rights is an SEIU Local 1000 priority.

Leaves are one of our most-valued benefits, and our contract explains the various kinds of leaves we earn as state employees, how we accrue leaves, and how to request time off. But, with thousands of supervisors interpreting our contract across numerous departments, we often encounter mistakes … and frustration.

Article Published on February 24, 2023

Bargaining Town Halls Ending Soon

Members sharing their contract priorities at Bargaining Town Halls

Just two in-person and three virtual meetings remain.

With contract negotiations just around the corner, more than 1,300 SEIU Local 1000 members have already made their voices heard at Bargaining Town Halls. Attendees met with statewide leaders and our bargaining team to learn more about the process of winning a good contract and to share their priorities about what they’d like to see in that contract.