With our current contract expires Friday, June 30, our master table bargaining team worked throughout the weekend to secure a contract we can be proud of.

We pushed back hard on the State’s shameful lowball offer of a 6% pay raise. Local 1000’s proposal:  26% raise over three years; 10% in 2023, 8% in 2024, and 8% in 2025. It’s time for all of us to stand up and press the state to respect us. See below for what you can do.

Also, this weekend, more than 20 proposals and counterproposals were presented, and discussed, and we were able to reach agreement on the following:

Three agreements feature stronger language added to extend our rights and benefits:

  • 8.15 – PLP Program – Voluntary
    Adds the additional choice of 16 hours/month of VPLP from the original 8.
  • 12.4 – Commute Program
    Increases reimbursement for commuting on public transit from 75% to 100%
  • 18.1 – Permanent Intermittents (PI)
    Drops the number of hours needed to accrue leaves from 960 hours to just 160 hours.

Six agreements are rollover language that preserves our rights from previous contracts.

  • 12.2 – Moving and Relocation Expenses
  • 12.3 – Parking Rates
  • 10.30 – Health and Safety Grievances
  • 10.33 – Temperature Controls (Excluding Unit 3 and 15)
  • 6.5 – Presentation
  • 6.6 – Informal Discussion

You can read the details of these and all current contract articles at contract.seiu1000.org

Here’s what you can do now, to make our demand for respect and pay be heard:

Send a message to CalHR now. Tell them we deserve a respectful pay increase. Here is the information you will need to make these calls a success:

DEPUTY DIRECTOR of LABOR RELATIONS – Paul Starkey
Paul.Starkey@calhr.ca.gov
916-215-8579

ASSISTANT DEPUTY DIRECTOR of LABOR RELATIONS – Kristine Rodrigues
Kristine.Rodrigues@calhr.ca.gov
916-862-0140 

CHIEF, LABOR RELATIONS BRANCH – Steven Gonzalez-Lederer
Steven.Gonzalez-Lederer@calhr.ca.gov
916-862-0018

SENIOR LABOR RELATIONS OFFICER – Brian Lin Walsh​
Brian.LinWalsh@calhr.ca.gov
916-926-2528

Tweet CalHR at https://twitter.com/CalHR_gov

Voicemail will fill up quickly. If the voicemail is full, please send an email, text, or tweet.

Your message should say: “My name is______. I’m a member of SEIU Local 1000. CalHR’s counteroffer of 6% is shameful and doesn’t come close to what we need to survive in CA. As dedicated and hardworking state employees, we ask that CalHR agrees to a raise that allows us to provide for ourselves and our family”. 

Then, Stand Up for State Workers in Sacramento on Thursday, June 29, 10:00 a.m., at the State Capitol by joining a silent protest march. You can sign up here to make our demands visible.

Our bargaining efforts are happening daily. When we have news at the table, you’ll read it here first.

 To read about what happened in all our bargaining sessions to date, please visit the Contract Action Center page at seiu1000.org

Our bargaining efforts are happening daily. When we have news at the table, you’ll read it here first.

 To read about what happened in all our bargaining sessions to date, please visit the Contract Action Center page at seiu1000.org