September 30, 2022

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California Correctional Center/Susanville: Closure Update

CDCR has released more information about the planned closure of the California Correctional Center in Susanville.

Local 1000’s Contract Department is working closely with CDCR management to mitigate the effects of closure, and here’s what we’ve learned as of September 28:

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Contract Enforcement: Protecting our Hard-Earned Rights

Our contract is a hard-won document that protects our wages, benefits, and working conditions and also includes hundreds of articles that govern how we do our work, schedule our leaves, and interact with our supervisors.

When we stand up and stand together against violations of those rules, we receive the full benefit of the contract we all worked so hard to win.

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There’s a great future ahead: Read about our Apprenticeship Programs

At SEIU Local 1000, upward mobility is a Union Value. Since 2016, we’ve been providing a growing number of opportunities for our members in the form of ground-breaking apprentice programs in the areas of nursing, financial services, and information technology.

The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency plans to spend nearly a half-billion dollars on programs like Local 1000’s Apprenticeship Program —as reported in the Sacramento Bee.

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A Tale of Two Sylvias – Celebrating Unsung Hispanic Heroines

We are now in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from September 15 – October 15. It gives us an opportunity to reflect on how great our tomorrow can be if we hold onto our resilience and hope. It encourages us to reflect on all of the contributions Hispanics have made in the past and will continue to make in the future. Here are just two of many examples:

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What’s on your nightstand? Here are this week’s Recommended Reads

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.

Union Popularity at a 57-year high

U.S. workers see unions as critical to fixing our nation’s broken workplace. reports on a recent poll reiterating that Americans believe in #UnionsforAll. Join us at @SEIU1000!

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Let’s step up and support Starbucks workers fighting for a union

We believe in economic and social justice for all. We believe working families have a right to a fair wage and a dignified retirement. Across the nation, there are those who don’t enjoy the union protections we do and are fighting for representation.

Starbucks is giving the world a classic example of why we’re demanding the rules be rewritten so workers who want a union can have one.