June 25, 2021


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. 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


Maria Blaine: Leading the Fight for Equity, at Work and in the Community

SEIU Local 1000 member Maria Blaine, who works at the Public Utilities Commission, has been fighting for justice in the workplace on and off the job for years. Working at the Public Utilities Commission, which mediates and helps resolve complaints against utility providers, often means Maria is working to help consumer who are facing high utility costs with little to no income. Here, she helps Spanish speaking consumers, who are often the victims of unscrupulous ‘sales’ representatives. 


Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month and the Fight for Equality

At SEIU Local 1000, we celebrate Pride Month as a time to recall the trials the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community has endured and to rejoice in the triumphs of trailblazing individuals who have bravely fought — and continue to fight — for full equality.  

Pride is at the core of the LGBTQ+ movement — an affirmation of the dignity, equality, and increased acceptance of LGBTQ+ persons as a social group.