Today, our bargaining team met with the State at the master table in their continuing effort to advance our represented employees and to bring home a good contract. Tentative agreement was reached on four different contract sections.

Four master table bargaining sessions are scheduled for this week. You’ll recall that, on Friday, August 4, we responded to the State’s lowball offer by standing firm with our proposal for an 18.75% general salary increase over the next three years. It’s now up to the state to respond.

Our bargaining team is feeling the support of our represented employees in the field, as they see and hear reports of informational pickets happening across the state. To do your part and make our demand for respect and pay, read on …

Here are the four agreements we reached with the State today; each of them is rollover language from previous contract wins that continue our rights for an additional three years.

  • 9.12 – FlexElect Program
  • 11.4 – Timely Payment of Wages
  • 11.17 – Recruitment and Retention Differentials (Excludes Unit 17)
  • 11.22- Institutional Worker Supervision Pay Differential (Excludes Unit 1)

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

While unit-specific bargaining sessions are being scheduled on a day-to-day basis, we’ll return to the master table again on Wednesday, August 9. On Tuesday, Units 17 and 20 return to the mandatory overtime side table. 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.

As Local 1000 works to bargain a successful contract, we’ve escalated our actions to make our demand to be respected, protected, and paid.

We’ve also launched the Local 1000 Hot Union Summer Pickets Campaign, with a target of 1,000 informational pickets at worksites across the state. They’re happening every day, and here’s how you can take part in the fight:

Join your fellow SEIU Local 1000 members to show support for bargaining by hosting or participating in an informational picket at your worksite! Help us win a good contract, and help us reach our goal of 1,000 Pickets by August 14. Click here for more information or to start your own informational picket. For a list of upcoming pickets throughout California, please click here