Members move legislation at the Capitol
Local 1000-backed bills moving towards the governor’s desk

A team of Local 1000 member activists are at the Capitol today to talk face-to-face with lawmakers and their staff in support of bills sponsored or backed by Local 1000.

Politics is one of the important ways that our union brings change to our members’ lives. We maximize our impact at the Capitol by empowering members to lobby on issues they have identified as priorities.

“We’re making politics matter by having meaningful conversations with the state’s decision makers,” said Yvonne R. Walker, Local 1000 president. “We make a difference at the Capitol when we organize, build coalitions and project the power of 95,000 members.”

Each of the six bills cleared key legislative committees earlier in the year, and Local 1000’s goal is to drive them all the way to the governor’s desk for signature.

Local 1000-supported bills:

AB 1293 - State Contracts & Outsourcing
Prevents the state from using personal service contracts when it causes the displacement of state employees. This would strengthen Local 1000’s long, hard fight against wasteful outsourcing. From Assemblymember Chris R. Holden (D-Los Angeles).

AB 840 - Nurses and Patient Safety Act
Prohibits nurses from being compelled to work mandatory overtime beyond their regularly scheduled work day or week, with limited exceptions. Passage of this bill would enhance safety for patients, state workers and their communities. Carried by Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles).

SB 343 - CDCR Librarians and Inmate Community College Incentives
Adds Unit 3 librarians to the CDCR rehabilitation team and reflects their role in preparing prison inmates for successful parole. The bill also adds incentives for the completion of two- and four-year college degrees. Carried by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland).

AB 466 - State Re-hiring Practices
Clarifies the state’s rules on rehiring state employees who have previously left a state job under a negotiated settlement. AB 466 is carried by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento).

AB 769 - Adverse action investigation deadlines
Streamlines the state’s civil service employee discipline process by requiring most investigations to be completed in one year, as is already the case with law enforcement employees. Carried by Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles).