September 16, 2022

Article Published on September 16, 2022

Statewide DLC Tour Building the Power We Need to Win a Great Contract

How do we win the pay and benefits we deserve when bargaining starts next year? SEIU Local 1000 members have the answer: stand together with workers across the state to fight for our contract.

For more than a month, Local 1000 statewide leaders have been meeting with represented employees where they work, to talk about the importance of membership in our Union and how a strong membership will impact contract negotiations that are less than a year away.

Article Published on September 16, 2022

Our Recommended Reads Provide Insight on the Labor World at Large

Our world is an ever-evolving landscape; changes in the world occur on a daily basis that have a direct impact on our work, our families, and our communities. It’s never been more important to stay informed, but between work and family responsibilities, it’s not always easy to do.

Every week in Union Update we’ll be posting news and feature articles, books, podcasts and more, submitted by your fellow workers, focused on issues that affect ALL of us. We hope you find the following content informative and insightful

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Let’s all Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15

Join Local 1000 as we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of our Latinx members and labor leaders throughout history.

Our fight today to improve the lives of working families and to achieve social and economic justice is a struggle with deep roots into every point of the cultural and ethnic compass. The working conditions we enjoy today—and endeavor to improve for ourselves and future generations—owe a deep debt to our brothers and sisters in the Hispanic labor community.

Article published on september 16, 2022

Local 1000 Member finds personal and professional growth from Apprentice program.

Stacie Irvin refers to herself as a Union member, “first and foremost,” and her membership in SEIU Local 1000 has paid a huge dividend in her life and in her career.

She’s a graduate of Local 1000’s first-ever Financial Services apprenticeship, just one of the upward mobility opportunities offered by the Union. We also offer programs in nursing and information technology.

Article published on september 16, 2022

Join us for an exciting training opportunity to build Union power

Our Union faces extraordinary challenges. We’ll be bargaining a contract soon, and the key to winning a good contract is to double down on our fundamental organizing skills to build people power … Union power.

You’re invited to join with fellow member leaders in a six-week Zoom-based training called the Skills to Win workshop. It’s aimed at developing fundamental organizing skills that will build Local 1000’s capacity to project power and to create change.

Article Published on September 16, 2022

Union Progress This Week – An Update from Board Chair Bill Hall

The past week found the Vice Presidents and I on the road once again working to build union power at worksites across the state. Our hope is that these in person, face-to-face conversations will not only lead to greater understanding of worker issues but also engender greater trust and understanding throughout all levels of Local 1000.