Bargaining team prepares for 2019 contract negotiations
Working to win a great contract for the 96,000 state workers we represent


Our current contract expires on Jan. 1, 2020, and we’re gearing up for our next contract by training elected members of the Bargaining Unit Negotiating Committee. They met for the first of four multi-day sessions Dec. 12-14, 2018, to learn more about their roles and responsibilities.

Returning Bargaining Unit Chairs shared their experience gained through past contract negotiations and why they chose to step up to grow the power of our union.

We’re building a strong team of leaders with a vision. Our Bargaining Team will continue their preparations over the next few months, and will also work to build the member power necessary to win a great contract.

Members will help identify key priorities for our new contract. They’ll participate in statewide town halls, bargaining surveys and one-on-one conversations, and then use their voices and take action to win a great contract.

“We’ll leverage the strength of 96,000 represented workers to protect our hard-earned rights, pensions and benefits while improving wages, working conditions and opportunities for career advancement,” said President Yvonne R. Walker.