September 30, 2020


Member Activist Jose Navarro Steps into the Political Arena

Jose Navarro, an employee with California’s Franchise Tax Board and SEIU Local 1000 member, is running for School Board in Sacramento against the incumbent of Trustee Area 3. His interest in running for office was sparked by the teacher strikes he saw moving across the country.


SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry Named to the Time 100

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry’s leadership is deeply rooted in a belief that when working people of all backgrounds—regardless of gender, zip code, race, or religion—join together, we can make the impossible possible. In this year of workers speaking ever so prominently, it is fitting that TIME 100 has recognized the influence of President Henry by naming her one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2020.


State Bar Members Exercise Union Power

Last year, SEIU Local 1000 added our newest bargaining unit, the State Bar, to the roster of represented public employees that we represent. “We are the newest DLC officially added as of Fall 2019 to SEIU 1000,” said Raquel Hines, SEIU Local 1000 member and DLC 850 president. “While we are not technically state employees, we’re an arm of the Supreme Court of California funded by the licensing fees from attorneys and the Bar Exam.”