2023 Contract Campaign Underway: Bargaining Team Meets this Weekend
Our Statewide Bargaining Advisory Committee (SBAC) will be meeting this Saturday, May 14, and Sunday May 15, to receive collective bargaining training and meet with their respective bargaining units to begin planning for negotiations with the State in 2023.
Our contract is negotiated by a group of dedicated member leaders, elected to be the liaison between their workplace and the bargaining team. It’s that group that’s meeting this weekend, and here’s a more detailed explanation of who they are:
Statewide Bargaining Advisory Committee – SBAC
More than 150 member-elected District Bargaining Unit Representatives (DBURs) and Classification Bargaining Unit Representatives (CBURs) make up the Statewide Bargaining Advisory Committee (SBAC). This group meets multiple times a year to formulate bargaining strategies and provide organizing support for the negotiating process. Members of the SBAC act as liaisons between our represented employees at the worksite and the bargaining team.
From members of the SBAC, each of 9 bargaining units elect the members of our bargaining team— the Bargaining Unit Negotiating Council (BUNC).
Bargaining Unit Negotiating Council – BUNC
The SEIU Local 1000 bargaining team is made up of nine BUNCs – one for each of the bargaining units we represent—Units 1, 3, 4, 11, 14, 15, 17, 20 and 21. Through information gathered from members at Town Halls and from thousands of bargaining surveys, our bargaining team creates bargaining proposals and negotiates with the State over our wages, benefits, and working conditions. In addition to negotiating unit-specific issues at the bargaining table, the chairs of each unit represent the common interests of the Union when we negotiate at the master table.
Our work to win a great contract is just beginning. The most important part of the bargaining team is you, along with your colleagues, who will stand together to show the State we’re all in on a contract that rewards all of us.