Local 1000 Puts Schools and Communities First


At Local 1000, our purpose is to have the power necessary to give our members—and all Californians—the opportunity to have a good life, live in sustainable communities and enjoy the fruits of social, economic and environmental justice.

Our members have pledged to take a big step forward in that purpose by gathering signatures for the Schools and Communities First Initiative. 

For more than four decades, big corporations have not been paying their fair share, leaving California’s school funding falling behind. California now has the most overcrowded classrooms in the U.S. and some of the worst ratios of counselors, librarians, and nurses per student.

Schools & Communities First ensures that our schools and communities come first – with the resources to educate all of our kids and the services to support all of our families. It closes commercial property tax loopholes benefiting a fraction of corporations and wealthy investors, without affecting homeowners or renters, and reclaims $12 billion every year to fund world-class schools and strengthen local economies to lift up all Californians. 

To learn more about the initiative and how you can help please contact our Member Resource Center at 866.471.SEIU(7348).