A Holiday Message from President Yvonne R. Walker


Happy Holidays to my Union Sisters and Brothers.

It’s a great time of the year, as the weather turns cooler, the decorations spring up, and golden moments with family and friends approach.

I’m proud of our union family and how we’ve grown closer and stronger together. Our year began with the ratification of a hard-won contract that proved our power and the great things we can accomplish.

I’m even more proud of the choices our union sisters and brothers are making today. Together they’re proudly proclaiming, “I choose my union,” and making a bigger difference in all our lives by becoming activists and leaders, and encouraging their coworkers to make the same choice.

In short, they’re choosing the power of “we” and applying that power to bring true social, economic and environmental justice to California’s working families.

There is great power in having, and making, a choice. I’m so happy I chose to be a member of Local 1000. It’s gratifying to see how many of our union family are making that same choice every day.

You worked hard all year at the worksite, at home and in our community. Enjoy your holiday season and the blessings of family and friends. Cherish them in this moment. Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year.

I look forward to an exciting year of growth and opportunities for all of us, together.

In Solidarity,

Yvonne R. Walker
President, SEIU Local 1000