Today’s master table bargaining underscored the State’s lack of respect for the vital work we do to keep California running … and their lack of concern about paying us a livable wage.

The State’s answer to our proposed 18.75% pay increase: 2.5% / 2% / 2.5% over three years. One additional percent. And, with an added insult: no retroactive pay.

“We recognize the State’s “movement,” but it’s not reasonable and not something our represented employees will accept,” said Irene Green, Vice President for Bargaining.

Our bargaining team is already working on their response, backed by the actions of represented employees up and down the state.

“It’s time to escalate our actions across the state, in every workplace,” added Vice President Green. “Tomorrow, we’re picketing CalHR headquarters in Sacramento, and that’s just the beginning.”

Join us on the picket line Thursday, July 27, in Sacramento.

We’re marching on CalHR, and this is how we make our demand. We win when we keep our focus on Union solidarity and make our strength visible by standing together. We will go on fighting for the best contract, but we all need to step up until working people are respected, protected, and paid.

What:   Picket line at CalHR headquarters
When:  Thursday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 1810 16th Street, Sacramento, CA, 95811

Click here to register.

Unit-specific bargaining, along with negotiations at the master table, are being scheduled on a day-to-day basis. We will return to bargaining next week. 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.