New State Employees
New Employees at the State of California
Congrats on your union job! Welcome to your union family!
Below is an overview of how to get started as a new employee, represented by SEIU Local 1000.
1. Let’s meet!
Our SEIU Local 1000 Contract provides us time to meet and orient you to our union. If you have not had an orientation with our union yet, you can sign up for a union orientation.
We offer virtual union orientations on a rolling basis for employees who have not been provided an orientation by their employer, or who were provided an orientation but did not receive a union orientation.
We are hosting the meetings bi-weekly on every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 11:30am-12:30p.m.
Click here to registration link for the 1st Tuesday of the month.
Click here to registration link for the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
2. Join Us!
The first step at a new union job is to join your union! You sign up for membership here. Once you sign up, you will be able to login to the full website with members-only information including: representation resources, tons of member resources and tools, important information about probation and state employment, and opportunities to get active.
If you are trying to sign-up to become a member and you are not able to, it may be that you are not yet showing on the State’s Employment Roster. They submit this roster to our union every month but, unfortunately, they often do not show new employees for anywhere from 1 – 6 months. To ensure you don’t have any delays in union support, resources, or representation, please contact our Member Resource Center at 866.471.SEIU (7348) and request that a union representative connect with you directly.
3. Learn about our Union!
One of the most common questions new employees ask us is “What is a union?” Our union is how we come together as a group to make things better – whether that’s through bargaining a contract to raise wages for 96,000 people, or coming together with our co-workers to create a policy that makes our workplaces better, or working together with partner organizations to ensure that housing is more affordable in our communities. A union is how we work together to make life better – whether it’s at work, at home, or in our communities.
You can read our Purpose Statement and learn more about us here.
4. Access Member Resources
Be sure to access our most recent member updates on bargaining, representation, member resources, apprenticeship programs, stewardship, and ways to get involved.