SEIU Local 1000 is California's largest state employee union representing 95,000 workers in nine bargaining units
We are IT professionals, building custodians, office technicians, accountants, levee inspectors and printers. We process disability claims, renew drivers' licenses, make sure state taxes are collected properly and pay workers' compensation benefits. In the state prison system, we are health care professionals, teachers and record analysts, supervising cooks, office technicians and accountants.
Together, we do more than represent state employees
Local 1000 unites state employees to secure better wages and benefits, to ensure fair treatment at work, and protect our rights in the Legislature. Our union is strong because our members are strong--and we continue to build strength and unity. We're proud of what we do for the people of California, and we work hard to protect and improve these services.Together, we bargain for better wages and benefits
We negotiate for better wages and benefits and help shape workplace policies on a wide range of issues like working conditions, health and safety, discrimination, vacation, health benefits, representation and career mobility. Members come together to discuss their needs. At the bargaining table, our elected member representatives speak for all members with one voice from a position of strength.Together, we ensure fair treatment at work
Through a network of workplace activists, job stewards, trained representation staff and our legal department
, Local 1000 provides representation for members who feel they have been treated unfairly or who are facing discipline. With our new Local 1000 Resource Center
, every member is just a phone call away from skilled, professional assistance.Together, we impact legislation and politics affecting state workers
As state employees, everything we do is about politics. The governor and the state Legislature are our bosses--and they appoint our managers. We provide a voice in the Legislature and defend member's benefits and job security against legislative and political attacks.Together, we protect your hard-earned contract rights and guarantees
Our contract is a 400-page document protecting our wages, benefits, job security and working conditions. When your supervisor, department, or the state as a whole violates your rights guaranteed by our contract, Local 1000 uses all means necessary to enforce the agreement negotiated and ratified by our membership.