SEIU Local 1000 President Hits the Ground Running in First 90 Days in Office
Richard Louis Brown fights to protect represented employee rights against attack

Press release

SACRAMENTO, CA (September 28, 2021) — Since taking office on June 30, 2021, SEIU Local 1000 President Richard Louis Brown has spent his first 90 days tirelessly meeting with represented employees about the 10-point plan that enabled his victory and organizing against an imminent threat to California unions authored by Southern California venture capitalist billionaire, Tim Draper.

“Local 1000 will NEVER be destroyed by the so-called patriotic American Tim Draper and his ANTI-UNION pathetic parents, the fanatical Freedom Foundation, or any other anti-labor organizations falsely claiming to be PRO-FREEDOM,” said Brown.

The rise of mega-corporations that utilize a gig labor only workforce has elevated the importance of labor unions to protect working people from ruthless exploitation. But, according to Draper, who has made billions investing in these types of corporations, unions have no place in a free democracy that encourages employee abuse practices.

“No public employee shall have the right to form, join, or participate in the activities of a public employee labor organization for the purpose of representing said employees on matters of employer-employee relations,” said Draper in an August 11, 2021, article published by the Desert Review.

While Draper attempts to destroy workforce protections, Brown has made protecting his represented employees from exploitation the focus of his work.

“As Local 1000’s first Labor Leader/President, we will enforce our legally bargained, non-expired contract without giving up our hard-earned money. That means the thoughtless Tim Drapers of the world can either immediately start looking for a new career or go to war with the most powerful public sector union in California,” said Brown.

Brown’s stance assures SEIU Local 1000 represented employees that he is up for the fight to protect medical benefits, humane working conditions, and the right to organize so that no represented employee falls prey to a growing number of predator employers and policies.

About SEIU Local 1000

SEIU Local 1000 is a strong member-led union of nearly 100,000 working people employed by the State of California that strives to give represented employees—and all Californians—the opportunity to have a good life, live in sustainable communities, and enjoy the fruits of social, economic, and environmental justice. To learn more about the largest public sector union in California, visit