Unit 14: Printing Trades


Unit 14
Printing Trades

Unit 14 includes employees at the Office of State Publishing where the state budget, bills and laws and other state documents are printed. This unit also includes printers and graphic artists in individual departments throughout the state.


FTB Notice of Updated Telework Policy and Update to Remote Work Plan- Phase 3
Meet and Confer Update

On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, our Union met with the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) to meet and confer on FTB’s notice to the updated Telework Policy as well as the most recent update to Phase 3 of the Return to Office Plan. Phase 3 of the Return to Office Plan is presently set to begin September 6, 2022, where FTB employees who are currently teleworking and in the office one (1) day a week will be required to be in the office a total of two (2) days a week. 


Meet & Confer with CA State Lottery on COVID-19 Safety Protocols

On Wednesday, January 26, 2022, our Union, led by Lottery Job Stewards, had a Meet and Confer with the California State Lottery (Lottery) to address issues with implementation and enforcement of the California State Lottery COVID-19 Safety Protocol. The job steward team is continuously and consistently holding Lottery accountable for health and safety violations related to COVID-19.  Considering Lottery field staff work with the public daily, holding Lottery accountable for mandates on COVID Testing and N95 Masks is a top priority.


Supervisor Duties Dumped on HFENs

Health Facilities Evaluator Nurses (HFENs) have been working non-stop to ensure that health facilities follow State and Federal laws to protect the public.  This has been an especially hard task given that the pandemic has made health facilities an area of great concern.  


FTB Notice of Update to Remote Work Plan
Phase 2 Meet and Confer

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, our Union met with the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) to meet and confer on FTB’s notice of Phase 2 of the Updated Remote Work Plan. Phase 2 is presently set to begin November 1, 2021, and will bring employees who are currently teleworking one hundred percent (100%) of the time into the office an equivalent of twenty percent (20%) of their time or equivalent to one day a week.


DGS-OSP Meet and Confer – Chair Policy

On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, our Union met with the Department of General Services- Office of State Publishing (DGS-OSP) to meet and confer over the new chair policy.

Progress was made and representative member leaders asked key questions related to health and safety. A picture of the new chairs on-order that will be used at the computer stations were shared. The Union is following up with an information request on the plan for the placement of all the chairs, which DGS-OSP has agreed to provide.


Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
Temperature Screening

On September 15, 2020, our Union met with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to discuss the Field Office Temperature Screening Expansion implementation within DMV field offices throughout the state.

As part of the effort by the DMV to actively manage the spread and containment of COVID-19 in accordance with CDC and CDPH guidance, the Field Operations Division (FOD) will implement employee and customer focused screening protocols which will include a health questionnaire and temperature screening.


Bilingual Differential Increase Implementation

For the first time in 42 years, we were able to increase the Bilingual Pay Differential to $200/month. This comes after 20 years of fighting for an increase including a joint task force and hundreds of members telling their story. We have been fighting for the implementation of