Our bargaining team reports a productive day at the master table. Today, we reached ten different tentative agreements, each of which ensure that rights already in our contract are preserved. Today’s session was the second of four scheduled master table bargaining days this week.

Remember, in each contract bargaining cycle, every one of the nearly 700 contract sections have to be reviewed, discussed if necessary, and agreed upon by both parties. “Rollover” means your rights remain unchanged.

Of particular note: we reached agreement to roll over all of Article 17 – Retirement. This contract article has 11 different sections, each of which governs our hard-earned retirement benefits.

Here are the other ten sections we reached agreement on today:

  • 8.16­ – Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • 8.33 – Time Off for Victims of Domestic Violence 
  • 9.13 – Long-Term Care Insurance Plan
  • 9.14 – Temporarily Disabled Employees
  • 9.15 – Industrial Disability Leave (IDL)
  • 9.16 – Group Legal Service Plan
  • 9.17 – State Disability Insurance (SDI)
  • 9.22 – Health Benefits Advisory Committee
  • 11.13 – Tax Deferral of Lump Sum Leave Cash-Out Upon Separation

You can read more about these and all of our current contract sections in our online, mobile-friendly search tool.

As Local 1000 works to bargain a successful contract, we’re taking the fight to every worksite. Here’s how you can help:

On the heels of three successful days of informational pickets at CalHR headquarters last week, we’re launching the Local 1000 Hot Union Summer Pickets Campaign. It’s time for all of us to be visible with our demand for a contract that Respects Us, Protects Us, and Pays Us!

Join SEIU Local 1000 members to show support for bargaining by hosting an informational picket at your worksite! Our goal is to organize 1,000 pickets by August 14. Click here for more information, to start your own informational picket, or to join an already-planned event.

Unit-specific bargaining, along with negotiations at the master table, are being scheduled on a day-to-day basis. We’ll be at the master table Thursday and Friday, August 3 and 4. When there’s activity at the table, we’ll email and post the results, often on the same day. Click here to read all the recaps of bargaining activity.