January 13, 2021


Dr. King’s Legacy Lives On at Local 1000

In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s lifelong effort to empower African-Americans and combat economic injustice wherever it reared its head led him to launch the Poor People’s Campaign. Over 50 years later, as our country continues to reel from the COVID-19 pandemic while still struggling to come to grips with a system mired in and still enriched by racism, his multiracial campaign to stamp out poverty resonates louder and stronger than ever.


2020 Year in Review, Part Two
2020: Responding to Members in Changing Times

As we look back on 2020 and the myriad challenges Local 1000 members faced at work and at home, we have much to reflect on with pride. This week we remember how President Walker joined the effort to evaluate a permanent shift to teleworking for state employees; how our groundbreaking Apprenticeship Program continued its growth and progress despite the pandemic; and how our Member Resource Center helped navigate the crisis.

Can telework become permanent?


Cost Savings Task Force Continues Progress Toward Budget Solutions

Seeking $200 million in cost reductions to be redirected to employee compensation, the SEIU Local 1000 Cost Savings Task Force team met with the State again on December 17, 2020, to continue working toward that goal. Part of achieving that is for the team to expand their understanding of where and how the State spends its budget.


Charity Regalado Makes Local 1000 a Family Affair

When Charity Regalado became an SEIU Local 1000 union member, it wasn’t enough, so she decided to get involved. There weren’t a lot of resources around at the time, and no one at her job seemed to have any knowledge of anything about Local 1000. But Charity had questions, and she found the opportunity to get them answered. “After that, I was hooked,” she said.