January 6, 2023

Article Published on January 6, 2023

We’re building a stronger union for a better contract.
Register now for a new NEO presentation training opportunity

Attention all Local 1000 Stewards and LAPS trainees:

Bringing newly-hired state employees into the SEIU Local 1000 membership family is a critical part of our goal of building member strength for the upcoming contract campaign.

Our New Employee Orientation (NEO) presentations are at the center of that effort, and as a Local 1000 Steward or LAPS trainee, you’re strongly encouraged to join an upcoming training opportunity that helps take our recruitment effort to the next level.

Article Published on January 6, 2023

CalPERS: Using the power of our pension dollars for a sustainable future

One of the key benefits of state employment is our defined-benefit pension, which is managed by the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS). It’s the nation’s largest public pension fund and manages both our health and retirement benefits.

CalPERS uses the power of its assets responsibly to effect positive change across many sectors of society, including climate change and environmental sustainability. In one example, they’ve joined with some 700 investors—representing $68 trillion in assets—to improve climate change governance and reduce emissions.

Article Published on January 6, 2023

Share your story and tell the State we need a fair and equitable contract

Our Contract—the document that governs our wages, working conditions, and benefits—expires on June 30, just a little more than six months away. Already, our bargaining teams are focused on the upcoming negotiations and building a stronger membership.

One of our most powerful bargaining tools are member stories, personal accounts of how a good contract will impact your life and your family.

We are not line items on a spreadsheet! Stand up and tell the State your story

Article Published on January 6, 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