Today, working people across the country stand together in solidarity as billionaires and corporations continue their assault on workers’ rights. Special interests were willing to spend millions supporting Janus to win their day in court, but they are sadly mistaken if they consider this the end of the fight.
We stand with the men and women demanding answers to the shooting
death of Stephon Clark. Part of our mission is to ensure our
members and the public live in safe communities. That’s why it is
crucial to understand why lethal force was used on an unarmed man
and how we prevent this from happening again.
Immigrants are a vibrant and vital part of California. They are part of our history and our future. They are our neighbors, colleagues, friends and family. They make our state stronger through their countless contributions to our economy and shared culture.
We will not allow Attorney General Jeff Sessions to intimidate and threaten our families. We have a message for Sessions: We will never back down. We will always fight for ALL California families. We are stronger together.
The Sacramento Bee: Court case will cost California
unions big money immediately. Then the real fight
This Supreme Court decision will not define us. We’re going to
continue the good work we’ve been doing,” said Yvonne
Walker, president of state government’s largest union,
Service Employees International Union Local 1000.
Throughout months of candidate forums, town hall meetings and
videoconferences, we joined thousands of SEIU members across the
state in meeting face-to-face with candidates for governor and
engaged with them on issues affecting our jobs, our families and
Politics matter, and we want to ensure that whomever we support
for governor is the best partner in improving the lives of state
workers and all Californians.
During a time when our leaders should be focused on strengthening
the middle class, President Trump’s State of the Union centered
on his only legislative accomplishment: a tax break for
billionaires and corporations. The truth is, the Trump
administration has done nothing to help families put food on the
table, pay for college, receive affordable health care or
retire with dignity.
Our SEIU Local 1000 family is mourning the loss of one of our
own, Si Si Han, because of a tragic workplace accident. Not only
did she serve our state with distinction for 10+ years, she was
also a wife, mother, and friend to so many of us. Our deepest
condolences go out to Si Si’s family, coworkers and all those who
(State Worker, Aug. 4): Adam Ashton’s 4 article shines a
much-needed light on a chronic problem. State IT workers and
managersare underpaid no less than 30 percent compared to their
peers in county and federal governments. One in five state IT
workers left for private lucrative opportunities. I fault elected
officials and CalHR for failing to develop and implement an
effective and transparent strategic plan for attracting and
retaining a skilled IT Workforce.
We condemn in the strongest terms the violent and hateful actions
by white supremacists this past weekend in Charlottesville, VA.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
The beliefs and acts of these bigoted domestic terrorists run
directly opposed to the values of our union – inclusion, respect
and equality. We thank our national, state and local leaders who
have spoken out and stand with us against those who seek to
divide us with hateful rhetoric and acts of violence. This is not
the time to remain silent.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Governor Jerry Brown today
signed Senate Bill 28 (Pan), the bill authorizing the Memorandum
of Understanding between the state and SEIU Local 1000, the union
representing 96,000 employees, about 40% of the state’s
Republicans are proposing to repeal healthcare and gut Medicaid,
a scary proposition for Rita Lewis, a public health nurse and
member of our union.
When she was in nursing school, she relied on Medicaid to cover
the prenatal care and deliveries of her two children and worries
for the countless patients she’s cared for in her 25 years of
nursing, “I know firsthand that seniors, children, veterans, and
individuals with disabilities could not gain a foothold on a
healthy life without it.”
Contact: Mike Roth
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – SEIU Local 1000 members
gave the state notice today that they will strike on Monday, Dec.
5 in protest of the state’s unlawful conduct and egregious unfair
labor practices during contract bargaining.
Following on the heels of a CalHR report that raised the alarm on
gender pay equity in California State employment, members of SEIU
Local 1000, the largest state union representing 95,000 state
workers, have voted with an overwhelming 92% ‘Yes’ vote to
authorize any and all concerted actions, up to and including a
strike, in support of contract negotiations.
Sacramento, CA – Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in California praised California’s leadership in establishing a voluntary retirement savings plan for millions of private-sector, home-based and self-employed workers. The Secure Choice plan signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown will make more than seven million Californians eligible to save for retirement through payroll deductions, with accounts that follow them throughout their working years.
Sacramento, CA – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
California released the following statement today after the
Assembly Appropriations Committee passed SB 1234 (De León). The
bill would implement a new retirement investment plan that would
help alleviate a looming epidemic of poverty among California
seniors by providing a way for private sector workers to save for
retirement through automatic paycheck contributions.
Yvonne R. Walker, President, SEIU Local 1000 said: