Local 1000 Bargaining Update

Local 1000 comprehensive cost-saving proposal still under review by state negotiators

More than 24 hours after Local 1000's member-elected bargaining team presented the state with a comprehensive proposal of cost-savings solutions on Wednesday morning, we are still awaiting a response.
 
Local 1000 has proposed that any reduction in pay would be in exchange for time off. Our proposal would maximize flexibility in how members take their time off.
 
The package of cost-saving solutions we presented to the state includes the reduction of private vendor contracts, retired annuitants and student assistants. These solutions would determine how members would be affected by a pay reduction.
 
Local 1000's bargaining team proposed the creation of a task force with real authority to cut private contracting. The work of the task force would include timetables and benchmarks to ensure accountability.
 
As negotiations progress, you can stay informed by reading upcoming bargaining updates sent via email and posted on the bargaining webpage.