News & Events

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News and Events

Local 1000 is on the move, and News & Events is where we keep members up-to-date on the latest news, issues, and events important to you.

Read the latest edition of Union Update here.

Announcement

(DMV) upward mobility program
DEADLINE: October 31, 2022

SEIU Local 1000 fought hard for the contract right that our represented employees have access to upward mobility programs within their departments.  We are sharing information here regarding the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) upward mobility program upcoming DEADLINE (October 31, 2022!!).  Please don’t miss out.

Here is information we received from the Department:

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The Workplace has Changed Forever, and the Public Sector Lags
An op-ed in this week’s Capitol Weekly by Local 1000 Board Chair Bill Hall and VP for Bargaining Irene Green

Workplaces have forever been changed, and as much as we wish to return to pre-pandemic conditions, the world has changed and some things will never go back.

In a powerful Capitol Weekly op-ed, Board Chair Bill Hall and Irene Green, Vice President for Bargaining, talk about how the public sector—particularly the State of California—is lagging behind the public sector in creating a responsive workplace in a post-COVID world.

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HFEN Statewide Update to address PERB SA-CE-2111 Settlement

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) made a unilateral decision to assign Plan of Corrections (POC) to Health Facility Evaluator Nurses (HFENs). This work had previously been assigned to supervisors only. In this memo we want to review the chain of events that led to the agreement that SEIU Local 1000 negotiated on behalf of HFENs statewide. 

Background & Outcome:

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March on the Boss
Update from July 21

On the morning of June 21, 2022, the majority of employees at 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, in the fourth floor suite, continued the protest about the failure of timely and effective action from the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) in regard to COVID outbreaks and “Marched on the Boss” to deliver more grievances regarding health and safety violations. Even non-DIR employees showed support and joined the March.

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Essential Worker Premium Pay (EWPP)
Update from June 9, 2022

Our SEIU Local 1000 team met with the State on June 9, 2022, to bargain over the critical subject of essential worker pay.  Our team included the nine bargaining unit Chairs, all three Vice Presidents, the Board Chair, and staff from the Contract Department. The State brought representatives from CalHR, CDCR, CCHCS, DSH, DDS, and CalVet. 

The State opened the discussion by passing a proposal that would provide a one-time $1500 “Health Care Retention Payment” to a narrow group of full-time state employees who met the following eligibility criteria:

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Union Dental Program available to Local 1000 Members

Membership in SEIU Local 1000 provides you with many benefits. Here is a Union Dental Program available to Local 1000 Members:

DENTALSource – Your Union Dental Office

Welcome to DENTALSource. Since 1978, Union Members have enjoyed quality dentistry at substantially reduced out-of-pocket costs. The programs, arranged for Members by their unions, also help their members and retirees.

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DJJ Voluntary Transfer Process and Stipend
Update

On April 4, 2022, SEIU Local 1000 reached an agreement with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) regarding the Voluntary Transfer Process (VTP). You can read that agreement here. This is just the first step in the closure process for the DJJ that will require further negotiations regarding next steps and the layoff process as we get closer to the July 2023 current closure date.

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Applications for Job Steward Fast Track Training Now Being Accepted

We are now accepting applications for LAPS FastTrack, the SEIU Local 1000 Job Steward Training Program which will begin January 14, 2023, and we invite you to apply to become a Job Steward. 

If you are interested in becoming a Job Steward*, please submit your application packet to laps@seiu1000.org by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2022.

The following steps are required for admission to the program:

  • Complete the Job Steward application, click here.
    Pay careful attention to the questions that ask for your unique perspective, especially regarding the Purpose Statement. SEIU Local 1000 leaders are known for their diverse talents and interests. Use this application to describe who you are, your values and strengths, and what you will bring to the Local. Please give thought to the values expressed in the Purpose Statement and share how they relate to your own values, goals, and passions. The Purpose Statement can be found on our website.
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  • Obtain TWO (2) letters of recommendation, written by your coworkers in the office/unit/floor/etc. that you would represent if you became a Job Steward. The letters should outline why these individuals believe you would be successful as a Job Steward. Outside recommendations from family members, supervisors, and state workers not represented by SEIU Local 1000 are not acceptable. Template letters are also not acceptable.
      
  • Gather TWENTY-FIVE (25) signatures from your coworkers who support you becoming a Job Steward. Use the petition form found here

It is helpful (though not necessary) to have a current Job Steward, officer, member leader, or union staff member submit a recommendation on your behalf.

Send your completed application, letters of recommendation, and completed petition to laps@seiu1000.org  no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2022. If you have any questions or need more information, email laps@seiu1000.org

*In order to be a Job Steward, you must be a member of SEIU Local 1000. If you are not currently a member, please click here to complete the membership application prior to submitting your Job Steward application packet.

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SEIU Local 1000 Shows Support for Striking Sacramento City Teachers Association

As the Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA) strike moves into Day Eight in their fight for a fair contract, SEIU Local 1000 is showing their support for SCTA and their union, Local 1021, against the Sacramento City Unified Scholl District (SCUSD). After the Local 1000 Executive Leadership Team drafted a resolution of support, we donated over $500 in snacks and water for strikers who are walking the line Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Serna Center, 5735 4th Avenue in Sacramento.

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CalPERS Health Plan Open Enrollment

In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and the Personal Leave Program (PLP) 2020 Side Letter, the $260 benefit payment tied to Improving Affordability and Access to Healthcare will be removed with the July 2022 pay period for SEIU Local 1000 represented employees not enrolled in a CalPERS health plan. SEIU Local 1000 represented employees enrolled in a CalPERS health plan will continue to receive the $260 benefit through June 2023. CalHR has announced a special open enrollment for Flex and CoBen cash from April 1-30, 2022, for those eligible employees.

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Board of Directors 2022 Meetings

Local 1000 BOD Meeting April 23, 2022

Board of Directors Meeting April 18, 2022

Board of Directors Meeting March 19, 2022

Local 1000 BOD Meeting March 19, Part 1

Local 1000 BOD Meeting March 19, Part 2

Board of Directors Meeting March 12, 2022

Saturday, March 12, 2022

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Local 1000 to host Lassen County California Correctional Center Closure & Union Rights Protest

Governor Newsom has abused his authority and violated SEIU Local 1000’s Union Contract with the State of California by not providing the Union with 30 days’ notice prior to signing off on mandates and refusing to meet and confer on other issues.

In addition, the Governor plans on closing the California Correctional Center in Lassen County ending the careers of many of your Union brothers and sisters.

As Union members, WE MUST ACT NOW AND TELL GOVERNOR NEWSOM WE WILL STAND UP FOR OUR RIGHTS!

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DHCS Telework Meet and Confer
Update

On July 27, 2021, SEIU Local 1000 meet with Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) about their permanent telework policy. DHCS stated that they will be moving from the emergency policy to a permanent telework policy at the end of August 2021.