March 10, 2023

Article Published on March 13, 2023

Contract Enforcement: Protecting our Members Hard-Earned Rights

Our contract is a hard-won document that protects our wages, benefits, and working conditions and also includes hundreds of articles that govern how we do our work, schedule our leaves, and interact with our supervisors. 

When we stand up and stand together against violations of those rules, we receive the full benefit of the contract we all worked so hard to win. 


EDD supervisors attempt to quash wearing Local 1000 t-shirts 

Article Published on March 13, 2023

Statewide Bargaining Team Focuses on Engaging Members to Support Negotiations

With contract negotiations coming in April, building strong support in the workplace was a focus of the Feb. 25 and 26 meeting of the Statewide Bargaining Advisory Council (SBAC).

Membership is key to winning a good contract, and when we go to the bargaining table, it’s important to have a membership roster that’s as big as possible. It sends the strongest possible message to state negotiators that we are “all in” for a good contract, one that values our contribution to California.

Article Published on March 13, 2023

Wednesdays are Purple Up Days. Show us your colors!
Stand Up! Purple Up! We are Stronger Together!

Contract bargaining is just around the corner, and we win when we stand together. When we’re stronger in the worksite, we’re stronger at the bargaining table.

When we’re negotiating with the State, they’re watching how our represented employees act in the workplace—engaged state workers make a difference at the table. Just the same, more Local 1000 members means more leverage at the table.

Let’s show the State we’re committed to better wages, benefits, and working conditions. 

Article Published on March 13, 2023

Women’s History Month
Velma Hopkins helped write the book on organizing

This month, we celebrate Women’s History Month by highlighting those whose efforts have done so much to shape the landscape of labor today. One such leader is Velma Hopkins, who saw the power of developing leaders in the workplace.

Twenty years before the civil rights movement gained momentum, workers in Winston-Salem, NC, were fighting for their rights through Local 22 of the Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers-CIO.