November 18 , 2022

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Know Your Rights – Paid Holidays in our Contract

Your Local 1000 Union Contract contains hundreds of articles governing your hard-earned rights, including wages, benefits, and working conditions. This overview explains how our 96,000 represented state workers are entitled to 11 observed holidays and how you’re paid for those holidays should you be required to work on one of those days.

Premium Holidays 

Employees who work any of these six holidays will be paid at 1.5 times their regular rate of pay and will also earn up to 8 hours of holiday credit. 

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What you can do to understand and celebrate our Native American heritage

November is an opportunity to grow our understanding of Native culture, traditions, and how historical traumas like colonization and genocide have impacted Native peoples throughout history—and still do today.

Though Native Americans make up about 2.5% of the total U.S. population, their history and contributions are of critical importance to the nation’s history. Unfortunately, much of it has been forgotten or overlooked. 

Here are some easy and interesting activities you might explore:

Learn what native land you’re on

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Our Leadership Update for November 18

Veterans Day gives us a time to reflect on those who step up to protect our nation, and we owe them every expression of gratitude. The reason government work was originally called the “civil service” was to imbue it with the same level of import and commitment found in military service. State workers have value that extends far beyond the recognition we receive from the State or the public. Because of your service to California, you are owed much more. That’s exactly why our Contract Campaign is so important and why we must redouble our support to strengthen our Union.

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This week’s Recommended Reads offer insight on how unions are becoming stronger

Our world is an ever-evolving landscape; changes in the world occur on a daily basis that have a direct impact on our work, our families, and our communities. It’s never been more important to stay informed, but between work and family responsibilities, it’s not always easy to do.

Every week in Union Update we’ll be posting news and feature articles, books, podcasts and more, submitted by your fellow workers, focused on issues that affect ALL of us. We hope you

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Out-of-Class grievance win earns member back pay and more

There are many examples when, as state workers, we are asked to perform duties that are out of the scope of our job classifications. It’s called “working out of class” and our

contract offers strict guidelines to protect our represented employees from working above their current classification without an increase in pay.

When those rights are violated, Local 1000 stands up. Here are some examples:

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Susanville News: Financial mitigation agreement reached

Our Union team met again with the State regarding the financial aspects of the Voluntary Transfer Process (VTP) on Thursday, November 10th. Throughout the negotiations regarding the VTP, the State did not move from their initial relocation support payment of $1,500. Our Team knew that number was not enough to fully support the needs of our impacted employees in Lassen County, so we chose to extend negotiations in an attempt to secure more financial support for our represented employees.