July 15, 2022

Article Published on July 15, 2022

Connect with Local 1000 Leaders Every Wednesday on “Straight Talk.”

What’s on your mind? Share your ideas, comments, and questions … live.

Every Wednesday, hundreds of SEIU Local 1000-represented employees are joining a lively conversation with Local 1000 leadership. They’re getting current news, learning about important issues and opportunities at the Union.

“Straight Talk” is hosted by Board Chair Bill Hall, who is often joined by our statewide vice presidents, by Local 1000 staff, and guests.

Article Published on July 15, 2022

CalPERS Workers Organizing for Power to Ensure a Safe Workplace

Faced with another dangerous spike in COVID infections in the community and the workplace, combined with insensitive and unresponsive management, hundreds of workers at CalPERS recently used their collective strength to press for a healthier and safer workplace.

In March, CalPERS’ Sacramento workers returned to the office for three days each week, working from home the other two days. Since then, management has not broadly communicated workplace exposures and infections, placing employees—and their family and friends—at risk of illness.

Article Published on July 15, 2022

Board Chair Bill Hall advocates for worker raises in our next contract

We’re currently putting things in place for bargaining that break from our historical way of negotiating with the State. We’re doing the legwork to make sure we generate leverage ahead of schedule. With an accelerated timeline and improved membership numbers, we can go into contract negotiations with a stronger position.

We know that things are going to change in the economy over the next eight months.