Irene Green Sworn in as SEIU Local 1000 Vice President for Bargaining


Irene Green, a long-time member leader of SEIU Local 1000, was sworn in to her new post on August 29, 2021, as the statewide Vice President for Bargaining.

Vice President Green joins the cabinet of Local 1000 President Richard Louis Brown, which also includes David Jimenez, Vice President/Secretary-Treasurer, and Anica Walls, Vice President for Organizing/Representation. 

Green has been in state service for more than 12 years, all at the Employment Development Department. She’s an Employment Program Representative, working to ensure that California’s unemployed residents receive their benefits and helping them get back to work.

She became an activist early on, when the then-Governor Schwarzenegger imposed a total of three furlough days on state workers. Immediately afterward, she became an SEIU Local 1000 steward, and in 2012, was appointed as a Unit 1 District Bargaining Unit Representative.

In 2016, Irene was elected to the bargaining team, our Bargaining Unit Negotiating Committee. As a BUNC member, she participated in contract negotiations in 2016 and again in 2019.

“I’m looking forward to building a strong bargaining team for our next round at the table,” Irene added. “I want to help members engage in the process to ensure we meet our goals and achieve the best possible outcome.”