Member Benefits

As a valued member of SEIU Local 1000, you are at the heart of a community that is dedicated to improving the lives and working conditions of all our members. Our union is more than just a collective voice in the workplace; it’s a family committed to supporting each other in every aspect of life. On this page, you will find an array of exclusive benefits, resources, and opportunities designed to enhance your work-life balance, financial well-being, and personal growth.

Member Benefits

Extra Benefits at DENTALSource

Your SEIU Local 1000 union membership provides you with numerous benefits, including dental care from DENTALSourcea 100% union shopto substantially reduce your outofpocket dental copayments on all your dental treatment.

Active Local 1000 members, and your dependents are entitled to extra benefits at DENTALSource!

  • $0 OutofPocket for all Examinations, Xrays, and Cleanings!
  • ReducedCoPayments 
 on all Basic and Major 
  • FREE Sealants for all Kids!
  • Phillips Zoom! In-Office Teeth Whitening $79 per arch
  • Implant Dentistry and Invisalign Teeth Straightening available at select locations
  • Plus, DENTALSource will waive your $50 Deductible!

Benefits & Discounts

The Added Value of Membership

Members receive more from Local 1000 than powerful job protection: Your union membership entitles you and your family to a number of additional benefits, discounts and savings that can easily add up to more than double your monthly dues. With the purchasing power of 96,000 members, Local 1000 can help you save money with:

Members-only rates for financial and legal services. 

Group pricing on insurance including life, home, auto and pets

Discounted admission to theme parks like Disneyland & Six Flags

Affordable rates on hotel lodging, cruises and airfare

Valuepriced movie and event tickets

Special discounts on computers, cell phones and gift certifificates

Learn more about your SEIU Local 1000 member benefits and discounts, which are administered by California State Employees Association (CSEA), here.

Why Membership Matters

Union Membership: Stronger with You

Why membership matters! Without a STRONG UNION, our pension, benefits, 
 health care and wages are at risk!

Have a voice:

  • Membership gives you a direct role in voting for our unions officers, electing our bargaining team and ratifying our unions contract

  • It empowers us to determine our union priorities, and it creates the leverage to be successful at the bargaining table. A strong membership base gives us the power to stand together to defend our benefits from constant attacks.

Receiving support:

  • Access to the unions legal department or professional representatives who have experience defending your rights 

    in the areas that matter most
    discipline, Skelly hearings, AWOLs, preventing outsourcing of state jobs and disability and leave protections

  • There is a death benefit worth up to $3,000

  • Access to home loan benefits

  • Savings on hundreds of local services and products plus big discounts at theme parks and other venues

Growth as a leader:

  • Membership gives you the opportunity to shape the future you want to see for your family, friends and community. It provides you with access to tools to develop your leadership to defend our future.

Representation and Benefits

Explore the benefits available to you as a member of SEIU Local 1000, and discover how being part of our union makes a positive difference in your life. Remember, these benefits are a testament to the strength of our collective bargaining and the power of our united voice.


Legal representation





Assistance in contractual

& non-contractual related issues


Discipline appeals to SPB


Rejection on probation appeals to SPB


Merit appeals to SPB


AWOL appeals to CalHR


Insurance & assistance services

Affordable group rates & discounts

Scholarship opportunities

Purchasing Power

Home loans

Leadership & career development


A voice and a vote on negotiating your



You only receive assistance in contract

related issues, such as grievances

and arbitration



Onetime union representation provided

if you have an initial investigatory interview


No representation in discipline, rejection

on probation, merit or AWOL appeals


Certain benefits are subject to eligibility requirements. Representation is subject to the policy file. For more information, please call the Member Resource Center, 866.471.SEIU (7348) or Click here to review SEIU Local 1000 Representation Policy.

Member Dues

How Your Dues Dollar Works for You

SEIU Local 1000 monthly dues support everything our union does. From the negotiation 
 and enforcement of our contract to political and legislative work, legal action, research, 
 and communicationsyour dues are spent solely on union efforts and actions.

How the spending of a dollar breaks down.

34.1¢​ Representation & Negotiations

These funds pay for all of the costs associated with representation and bargaining with the State of California. This includes representation of state workers during discipline proceedings, contract enforcement at administrative hearings, grievance, arbitration, and litigation services. This money also supports activities prior to and during contract ratification and funds member education, negotiations training for our Bargaining Unit Negotiations Committee, and research and communications support during bargaining.

30.7¢Building Power with SEIU & Other Coalitions

The monies that go to fund Local 1000s coalition activities are critical to building the level of power we need to put in place and protect policies that support working families. Our national affiliation with SEIU gives us the support of more than 2 million members nationwide. SEIU also provides Local 1000 with valuable research, campaign, and policy support.

27.5¢ — Operations

This part of your Local 1000 dollar pays for the daytoday costs of running our statewide union and keeping members informed about the organizations activities. Funding for general accounting and financial management, IT, utilities, building leases, and human resources comes out of this portion of the budget. These funds also pay for Local 1000 publications and bargaining unitspecific materials, media relations, and the maintenance of Local 1000s website.

4.4¢ — Legislative Advocacy

In 2017, 4.4 cents of your dues dollar went to support Local 1000s legislative and political program. This advocacy is critical to the protection of fair wages, benefits, and retirement security for state workers. Our political efforts support the election of candidates who understand the importance of state workers to Californias future as well as activity for or against ballot initiatives.

1.7¢ — Community Service & Miscellaneous Activity

This portion of your Local 1000 dues dollar goes to charitable giving and community services in neighborhoods across California. While fighting for state workers is our primary mission, we set aside time and resources to partner with organizations working to support people in need and build power with groups working to build a better California.

1.6¢ — Member Governance

Local 1000 has a democratic process and structure. Its run by members who are elected by their fellow members. This governance structure is in place at all levelsfrom worksite stewards and district council members to members of our statewide bargaining advisory councils, our executive board, and our statewide officers. These funds go to support the activities of these bodies.

Based on actual expenditures, 2017

Special Message

Your membership is not just about enhancing your work-life balance and financial well-being; it’s about being part of a community that stands together for social, economic, and environmental justice.

Together, We Build a Brighter Future

In unity, there is strength. As a member of SEIU Local 1000, you are a vital part of a collective force that champions the rights and welfare of all members. Your voice, your participation, and your commitment help us shape a future where every Californian has the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life, enriched by fair work conditions and robust support systems.

Your Role in Our Collective Journey

Remember, your involvement goes beyond enjoying the benefits. It’s about actively participating in the decisions that shape our union’s direction. By voting, engaging in discussions, and contributing your ideas, you play a crucial role in our ongoing journey towards a more just and equitable workplace and community.

Thank You for Being a Part of Our Family

As you continue to navigate through your professional and personal life, know that SEIU Local 1000 is always here to support, represent, and advocate for you. Your membership is more than just a card; it’s a symbol of solidarity, strength, and shared aspirations. Thank you for being an integral part of our family. Together, we are stronger, and together, we will continue to make a difference.

For more information or assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Member Resource Center at 866.471.SEIU (7348). Your union is always here for you.