July 29, 2021

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Governor Newsom Cease and Desist

On July 28, I instructed the Local 1000 Chief Counsel to deliver a cease-and-desist letter to CalHR concerning a mandate the Governor delivered through a press conference on July 27. The method of delivery for this directive and the absence of any details gives us great cause for concern.

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Setting the Record Straight

This is our second installment of Setting the Record Straight where we clarify recent topics and issues that are important to our elected Board of Directors and represented members.

I have been asked by several people recently about the many Local 1000 Social Justice Committees. I understand the Board members on these committee’s feel strongly about their individual issues and I respect that enthusiasm. Let me say to the Board members: These social justice committees will continue but with some clarity.

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Weekly Steward Call Returns August 3 with a New Format

Local 1000 Job Stewards are invited to join “Speak On It” — the weekly call where our front-line union representatives have a conversation with Vice President for Organizing/Representation, Anica Walls.

“Speak On It” is an opportunity to discuss emerging representation issues. Job Stewards can also expect information, training, and resources to make their jobs easier and more effective.

The calls—now using the online Zoom tool—begin at 7:00 p.m. each Tuesday and run for an hour. Pre-registration is required, and Job Stewards will receive weekly invitations.