Victory! Judicial Council Workers Win Right to Join Union


After over 18 months of hard work from our Local 1000 Organizing Committee, Governor Brown signed a bill allowing Judicial Council employees the right to join a union.

By choosing a union, nearly 500 employees of the California Judicial Council have a voice in determining their wages, benefits and working conditions.

Union representation means fair and transparent methods for setting compensation, resolving workplace issues and a clear process for our input to be heard.

The Judicial Council is the policymaking body of the California courts and is responsible for ensuring the consistent, independent, impartial and accessible administration of justice. Employees currently do not enjoy the same workplace and collective bargaining rights as their executive branch counterparts working in the same classification.

“This is a great day for Judicial Council employees,” said Yvonne R. Walker, President of SEIU Local 1000. “Every day more workers are choosing to come together in a union. They know that together we have the power to negotiate better wages, benefits and retirement security. And together we can improve our workplaces and our communities.”

Congratulations to the Judicial Council employees who helped make this happen.