Back at the table for a Saturday session, our bargaining team’s efforts focused largely on the State’s new willingness to discuss the economic aspects of our contract. We’re reporting today on key activity, but the teams are exchanging proposals and counterproposals and engaging in fruitful discussions in a mutual effort to bring home a good contract.

Today, the State provided a response to our request for Special Salary Adjustments, and now the big task of careful review and analysis falls to each of the nine bargaining unit teams as well as the overall bargaining team.

On Friday, we reported an agreement that reduces pre-retirement (OPEB) contribution by a half-percent, down to 3%. We received two offers that are being reviewed: an 8% general salary increase over three years, and a salary adjustment for close to 170 of the lowest-paid classifications that ensures those working in those jobs stay ahead of the current minimum wage.

We reached tentative agreement with the State on 4 contract sections:

  • 5.6 – Supersession
  • 9.4 – Out-of-State Supplemental Health Care Program
  • 11.18 – Case Records Technician and Correctional Case Records Analyst: Recruitment and Retention Differential (Units 1 and 4)
  • 14.2 – Out-of-Classification Grievances and Position Allocation Hearing Process

You can read more about this and all of our current contract sections in our online, mobile-friendly search tool.

We’ll be back at the master table Sunday, August 13. Unit-specific bargaining sessions are being scheduled on a day-to-day basis. When there’s activity at the table, we’ll email and post the results, often on the same day. Click here to read all the recaps of bargaining activity.

It’s important that we all step up to support the efforts of the bargaining team. Across the state, we’re escalating our actions to make our demand to be respected, protected, and paid more visible – and more impactful.

On Wednesday, August 16, Local 1000 members are taking emergency action to demand living wages.

It’s unacceptable that state employee wages are so low that we can’t afford to live in California.

We provide the essential services that keep our state running. We are not backing down until we win the livable wages our families need.

Time is running out. The State of California must act now to pay its essential state workers for the important work we do. Join union members and community allies to demand livable wages NOW.

When:     Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Time:      12:00 Noon – 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. 
Where:   Capitol Annex Swing Space, 1021 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814


Can’t join us in Sacramento? Check here for other pickets and actions organized by members across California.