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Click here to watch a recording of the SBAC 2021 meeting general session.
When the Governor announced a mandatory vaccine verification policy in a press release on July 26, 2021—without notifying the Union—and the State told the Union it was directing departments to start implementing new vaccine verification requirements, SEIU Local 1000 President Richard Louis Brown fought back. The Union immediately filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge with the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) asking for expedited action. PERB granted the expedited action request and issued a Complaint charging the State of California with bad faith bargaining.
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!
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.
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1. Can I be required to wear a mask at work?
- Yes. If you are directed to wear a mask at work, then wear a mask. The employer is within their right to require wearing a mask.
2. I’ve been asked to show proof of vaccination. What should I do?
On Monday, April 12, 2021, FEMA will officially begin accepting applications for funeral assistance for deaths that occurred as a result of COVID-19. For a death to be considered for funeral assistance, it must have occurred after January 2020. Feel free to share with others who may benefit from this assistance.
Eligible applicants may apply by calling 844-684-6333 or TTY: 800-462-7585 toll free, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Educational Opportunities are a Union Value!
Apply now for the 2021 CSEA Scholarship - Application Deadline is April 13, 2021!
The California State Employees Association Foundation (CSEAF) is a non-profit, charitable corporation created to fund Scholarships and Disaster Grants to CSEA affiliate members, dependents, spouses and grandchildren (ACSS, CSR, CSUEU, SEIU Local 1000 and UAW Local 2350).
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The State Public Health Order requiring mandatory vaccinations for health care settings – issued on August 5 – recognizes that employees may seek an exemption based on their religious beliefs. This is part of the reasonable accommodation process offered in all state departments.
Millions of Americans Have Lost Jobs in the Pandemic— And Robots and AI Are Replacing Them Faster Than Ever
For 23 years, Larry Collins worked in a booth on the Carquinez Bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area, collecting tolls. The fare changed over time, from a few bucks to $6, but the basics of the job stayed the same: Collins would read more here…
Our SEIU Local 1000 Board of Directors held its first virtual meeting—using videoconferencing technology—on Saturday, July 11, 2020. The switch to a virtual meeting ensured the safety of the participants while allowing the business of the union to continue.