Unit 1 Alert: Bargaining Update – May 17
10:28 PM - May 17, 2013


The Unit 1 bargaining team – representing Professional Administrative, Financial and Staff Services – was at the table today.

The Unit 1 bargaining team proposed language that would require the state to reopen the contract in May of each year to address equity adjustments for Unit 1 classifications.

Our team discussed two Employment Development Department (EDD) proposals we presented in April. One pertains to determination scheduling standards, which would modify the number of interviews and determinations required of employment program representatives. The other would reduce the ratio of permanent intermittent employees allowed at EDD from 35 percent to 20 percent across the board.

Our Unit 1 team discussed the bonus structure for California Lottery employees. Two of our members who work at the Lottery participated as expert witnesses.  We presented a proposal for a Joint Labor Management Committee to address the bonus structure.

The Unit 1 bargaining team presented a proposal to incorporate side letter language on temporary travel assignments for the Department of Insurance.

The Unit 1 bargaining team presented two side letters on information technology professionals. One proposal would require the state to meet and confer on our information technology reclassification and compensation issues. The second would create a Joint Management Labor Committee on training for IT workers after the reclassification has been completed.

We are also encouraging all of our members to RSVP for the June 5 “I’m All In!” rally at the Capitol – an action that will tell everyone that we are all in for Local 1000, all in for a fair contract and all in for quality public services for Californians.

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Master Table bargaining resumes next week.

In Solidarity,

Brenda Modkins
Unit 1 Bargaining Chair