Rally at the Capitol on August 27 to Demand Our Rights and Protect Our Represented Employees
We’re fighting to enforce our contract. We’re fighting to protect our union. And we’re fighting for our represented employees in Lassen County


On Friday, August 27, the represented employees of SEIU Local 1000 will stand strong against the Governor’s efforts to ignore and violate our hard-earned contract rights. From 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., we will make our voices heard and tell Governor Newsom, the Legislature, and those like Tim Draper, who want to see the demise of our union, that we will protect and enforce our contract!

We demand a meet-and-confer over the Governor’s unilateral declaration about vaccinations and masks in the workplace. This is a change in working conditions, in job requirements, and the threat of employee discipline. None of our 100,000 members should be subjected to this new rule without the benefit of full representation by our Union.

This is not about taking a position on the vaccine. We believe in a safe and healthy workplace, but we believe equally in our contract rights. The State must come to the table with the exclusive legal representative of 100,000 employees in nine bargaining units when it comes to changes in our working conditions.

We will also bring attention to our fight to protect our Contract and our Union Rights. Venture capitalists like Tim Draper want to see our Union shut its doors and leave Union represented employees in the public sector without a Union, Contract, or the Benefits that they’ve worked so hard for. We will send a clear message that SEIU Local 1000 is strong and here to stay.

We also demand a stop to the planned closure of the California Correctional Center (CCC) in Susanville. This closure is wrong. It will throw hundreds of families into economic crisis and devastate the Lassen County economy.

The CCC closure will affect 234 union families, and, in total, more than 1,000 jobs. Our represented employees deserve the safety and security our contract guarantees.

No one should face layoffs while under a union contract. No one should be required to prove their vaccination status or be tested for COVID without union representation. No one should have to see their hard-earned pension and benefits stripped away from them.

Our contract is under attack. Join us as we protest for our rights!

When:             Friday, August 27, 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Where:           Sacramento, on the west lawn of the State Capitol

Click here to RSVP.

FAQs for those traveling from Susanville to attend the rally: 

  • Should I take a day off for this if I am travelling from Susanville? 
        Yes, you should request to take the day off in order to attend this protest.  

Can’t attend? Watch it live on seiu1000.org

To view the Rally agenda, click here.