Governor Newsom has signed the bill (SB 148) that funds our compensation and benefits for the next three years, which means we officially have a fully-executed contract with the State.

Our bargaining cycle, which began earlier this year and included town halls, bargaining surveys, and more than four months of intense negotiations, has now come full circle.

On September 9, we announced the results of a two-week ratification period. Local 1000 members voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying our Tentative Agreement with the State of California. That contract is now law.

“It’s a great contract that puts more money in our member’s pockets,” said Irene Green, Vice President for Bargaining. “We won this agreement, in large part, because of the support of our represented employees. All across the state, we took action, and stood together for a contract that respects us, protects us, and pays us.”

Local 1000 will now move to a comprehensive training and education program, starting with our Job Stewards, to ensure that our members understand the new provisions of our contract.

Highlights of the new contract include:

  • 10% General Salary Increase (GSI) — 3% retroactive to July 2023, 3% on July 1, 2024, and 4% on July 1, 2025.
  • $165 Direct Monthly Premium Health Care Stipend with no expiration date
  • Nearly 170 Special Salary Adjustments and 150+ Wage Equity Adjustments
  • 0.5% reduction in OPEB, our worker retiree health care plan
  • Health Care Facility Retention Payments on three levels to eligible employees who worked onsite or provided in-person services more than 50% of the time during the pandemic

You can read more contract details here.

Click here to estimate how this new contract puts more money in your pocket with our payroll calculator.