Leadership Elections

Overview

Build the future of your Union—Become an elected Local 1000 Member

As a member-run union, Local 1000 relies on its elected officers and representatives to choose the direction we take in our fight for better wages and working conditions. Our leaders are at the forefront of organizing our efforts to give our members—and all Californians—the opportunity to have a good life, live in sustainable communities, and enjoy the fruits of social, economic, and environmental justice.

Our member leadership team determines the priorities of Local 1000. We work together to engage our 96,000 members to enforce our hard-earned contract rights, strengthen the middle class, and give power back to working families.

As a statewide officer, an officer in your District Labor Council (DLC), or as a District Bargaining Unit Representative (DBUR) or Classification Bargaining Unit Representative (CBUR), you have a voice in the activities that matter most to you, your fellow workers, and your families.

Are you innovative and willing to think beyond worksite-specific issues, committed to building a better future for all Californians?  Then consider stepping up and becoming an elected leader of Local 1000.


Changes in the 2024 Leadership Elections

Two statewide vice president positions have been eliminated. The duties of the Vice President for Bargaining will transfer to the Chief Negotiator, who will be selected by a vote of the Bargaining Unit Chairs. The duties of the Vice President for Organizing/Representation will be distributed to other leaders and staff.

Ranked-choice voting will be used to elect the Local 1000 President and Vice President/Secretary-Treasurer. This process allows union voters to select candidates that more accurately represent their preferences and ensures the winning candidate will receive 50% +1 (a majority) vote.

Voters will have the option to cast their votes electronically.

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​Eligibility Requirements for Local 1000 Leadership Positions

Local 1000 stewards wishing to nominate for elected leadership positions must meet the following requirements:

Statewide Officers
Member in good standing and an active steward for two years prior to Jan 2, 2024.

District Labor Council officers/District Bargaining Unit Representatives /Classification Bargaining Unit Representatives
Member in good standing and an active steward prior to Jan. 2, 2024.

All positions must also abide by this language outlined in SEIU Local 1000 Policy File: 12.0.02 (a):
Stewards may run for and hold only one (1) office within Local 1000 at a time

All candidates are expected to abide by the Election Conduct standards set forth in Division 12 of SEIU Local 1000’s Policy File. A copy of those conduct standards can be reviewed here.

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Leadership elections – Available Positions

Eligible stewards, meeting the established eligibility criteria, may nominate for and run for one (1) position from the list below:

Local 1000 statewide officers

President
The duties of the president include administering the affairs of Local 1000, be the Local 1000 representative on the CSEA Board of Directors, carry out the policies, procedures, strategic plans and programs of the Local 1000 council, and shall perform other duties as set forth in Policy File section 3CSD0.03.

Vice President/Secretary-Treasurer
The vice president/secretary-treasurer shall assist the president in administering the affairs of Local 1000, serve as chief financial officer, be a Local 1000 representative to the CSEA Board of Directors, and shall perform other duties as set forth in Policy File section 3CSD0.03.

District Labor Council (DLC) officers

DLC President
The DLC president shall be responsible for the activities of the DLC, ensure proper administration of the DLC, and shall perform other duties as set forth in Policy File section 4CSD0.05.

DLC Vice President
The vice president is responsible for the administration of the contract enforcement program and shall perform other duties as set forth in Policy File section 4CSD0.05.

DLC Secretary/Treasurer
The secretary/treasurer is the financial officer of the DLC and shall perform other duties as set forth in Policy File section 4CSD0.05 (1-7)

If the DLC has divided the office of Secretary/Treasurer, then the duties shall be as follows:

DLC Treasurer
The DLC Treasurer shall coordinate the financial records of the DLC with Local 1000 and shall perform other duties as set forth in Policy File section 4CSD0.05 (2), (I to V).

DLC Secretary
The DLC secretary shall maintain minutes of all DLC meetings and shall perform other duties as set forth in Policy File section 4CSD0.05.

Worksite Locals

Local Senior Steward
The senior steward is responsible for all activities of their local within the DLC.

Local Secretary/Treasurer
The secretary/treasurer shall maintain minutes of all worksite union meetings and prepare the budget with the assistance of the senior steward.

District Bargaining Unit Representative

DBUR
Each DLC shall have at least one (1) DBUR from each bargaining unit within the jurisdiction of the DLC, with the exception of Unit 14 and Unit 21, where five (5) DBURs are elected statewide. DBURs participate in Statewide Bargaining Advisory Committee (SBAC) meetings and elect the BUNC, the Chair, Vice Chair, and Alternate Vice Chair of the units they represent.

DBURs are the representative for the bargaining support program and shall perform other duties as set forth in Policy File section 4CSD0.06.

Classification Bargaining Unit Representative

CBUR
CBURs are the representatives for Unit 1 classifications in the bargaining support program and are elected statewide based on their respective classification group and geographic region. CBURs participate in Statewide Bargaining Advisory Committee (SBAC) meetings and, with the Unit 1 DBURs, elect the BUNC, the Chair, Vice Chair, and Alternate Vice Chair.

CBURs serve as the conduit for information from the SBAC and the BUNC to their classification group/committee and participate in bargaining campaign activities and membership recruitment activities.

Click here to read a list of the CBUR positions available for Unit 1 stewards.

Nomination and Election Notes for California State Bar Members (DLC 850)

The employees of the California State Bar are the newest represented members of SEIU Local 1000. Click here to read a list of the leadership positions available for DLC 850 stewards.