The Local 1000 bargaining team has reached an overall Tentative Agreement with the State.

Details of the agreement, including pay increases, changes in working conditions, and benefits, will be released as soon as possible. Our bargaining team is currently hard at work assembling hundreds of individual agreements and preparing the Tentative Agreement for presentation to the membership for ratification.

Look for bargaining updates over the next handful of days with details on economics and other key provisions of the new deal. You can also find them posted at our Contract Action Center page.

To become a contract, our Tentative Agreement must go through a number of steps in order to become law and the document that governs our working relationship with the State. Firm dates for these steps will be finalized within a few days.

Next Steps 

  1. Once a tentative agreement (TA) has been reached between Local 1000 and the State, the Local 1000 Statewide Bargaining Advisory Council (SBAC) votes on whether to recommend ratification.
  2. Assuming the SBAC is in favor of ratifying the TA, it is then submitted to the members for a ratification vote. Only SEIU Local 1000 members can vote on whether to ratify a tentative agreement. The California Legislature must also review, vote on, and approve the TA. If passed by the Legislature, the TA becomes part of the State’s budget bill.
  3. Finally, the governor must sign or veto the bill.
  4. With member ratification, legislative approval, and the governor’s signature, our new contract—also referred to as the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)—becomes law.