Human Rights Committees


Human Rights Committees

Want to serve on a Local 1000 committee?

The president of Local 1000 makes all committee appointments, and attempts to appoint no more than one member to more than one committee, and appoint members from all areas of the state with representatives from each bargaining unit. 


African-American Committee

This committee brings African-American union leaders together to spearhead positive community events designed to improve the lives of our members and the communities we live in. The African-American Committee’s signature events include the Leora Hill Scholarship Fund, Dr. Martin Luther King celebratory events across the state, the Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Turkey Give-Away and the Christmas Toy drive among other regionally sponsored events.

(510) 917-4943

Asian-Pacific Islander Committee

Vision Statement:

The Local 1000 Asian-Pacific Islander Committee will work to empower APIs in the labor movement by ensuring that API workers are recognized, valued, and respected. We will apply that power to share the social, economic, and political issues facing us by developing API members to lead in our Union, in our worksites and in our communities. We do so to leave a stronger, more inclusive union for future generations.


Environmental Committee

The Environmental Committee shall oversee the implementation of a coordinated environmental and environmental justice program consistent with Local 1000 policy and all applicable provisions of contracts in force. The committee shall also make any needed recommendations to the Local 1000 Board of Directors and/or the Local 1000 statewide officers.


Latin@ Committee

This group is responsible for the review of policies and programs established by the state directly impacting Latino and Latina members of Local 1000. Additionally, the Committee is looking to expand its outreach to its members by hosting regional meetings and functions that will bring in Latino/a members, the Latino community and supporters of Latino issues. If you are interested in getting more involved at your local level, or if you have questions, please contact the Chair.

(916) 616-1384

Lavender (LGBTQI) Committee

The Lavender–Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Labor–(LGBTL) Committee is responsible for reviewing policies and programs established by the state directly impacting LGBTL members of Local 1000. This Committee also monitors state programs and policies relating to affirmative action; civil and human rights laws and legislation; state action relating to adverse action patterns involving LGBTL; persons with HIV/aids who are in the workforce; community concerns and issues important to LGBTL members; and policies and programs impacting LGBTL members.


NextGen Committee

We are committed to engage, activate, and educate new hires to state service and connect them to our union, Local 1000. By doing so, we gain the collective power to change our worksites, our civic institutions, and our regional economic plans. 


Accessibility Committee

This committee develops the affirmative action plan for recruitment and training of disabled members as union stewards, bargaining unit representatives, committee members and officers. They also recommend actions to remove barriers to participation and activism by disabled members, and help District Labor Councils (DLCs) create strategies regarding issues affecting disabled workers.


Veterans Committee
Chair: Tom Krieger

The Local 1000 Veterans Committee is committed to being a strong advocate for our union’s military veterans and their families. Our aim is to support veterans of all areas, branches and components.  

The Veterans Committee focus is to have a platform to address veteran’s issues and concerns within our union and our communities.

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Women’s Empowerment Committee

“There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise.”
–W.E.B. Dubois

The mission of the Women’s Empowerment Committee is to be the change we want to see in our world.

We will achieve this by educating our members on the issues that affect women. We will empower one another to boldly step out to fight for the rights of our members and all Californians to have a good life, live in sustainable communities and enjoy the fruits of social, economic and environmental justice.