Bargaining Updates


Bargaining Updates

Local 1000 kicked off bargaining with the State of California, the fifth largest economy in the world. As we enter our discussions with the State, we will share our commitment to build a California for All.

In our California for All, we believe everyone should have access to quality, affordable healthcare – whether they live in Redding or downtown Los Angeles. We believe California’s own employees deserve to make $15/hour. We believe every single person should be able to retire with dignity. We believe, if we are truly committed to building a California for All, it starts right here with California’s own state employees.  

That’s what this contract is about. That’s what we are fighting for.

This is our chance to set a new standard for what working people can accomplish when we stand together and fight for a California for All!


Master Table Bargaining Update for Thursday, July 18, 2019
Local 1000 pursues a California for All with health care, housing, transportation justice and livable wage bargaining proposals

Today our Local 1000 bargaining team brought to the negotiation table proposals that addressed four of the most important issues in creating a California for All— health care, housing, transportation justice and a livable wage.

All over California, working people struggle with the costs of rising health care premiums and unaffordable housing and transportation costs. Local 1000 members are no different.


Master Table Bargaining News for Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Local 1000 bargaining pushes forward on creating Worker, Family, and Education Justice

Local 1000’s bargaining team met with the state to continue master table negotiations on Wednesday, July 17th.

Throughout our three weeks of negotiations we have championed building a California for All. Our members have responded – sharing powerful stories about their lives, their struggles, and their vision for what a California for All would mean for each of them.


Unit 21 Bargaining Update for Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Unit 21 Members tell their stories in support of salary adjustments

Our Unit 21 team, representing Educational Consultants and Librarians, went to the table today to continue their fight for fair wages and better professional opportunities.

Three Local 1000 members—two from the California Department of Education (CDE) and one from the Department of Consumer Affairs—joined the team as subject matter experts at the bargaining table to share the value of the work they do to build a California for All.


Unit 4 Bargaining Update for Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Unit 4 workers seek to Highlight Upward Mobility Language to Ensure it Applies to all Workers

Unit 4 returned to the bargaining table on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in an effort to highlight upward mobility and employee recognition and morale program language. Not only did the bargaining team protect current upward mobility provisions in the current contract, they presented a proposal to secure upward mobility opportunities for employees working in the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and the Office of Tax Appeals.


Unit 11 Bargaining News for Monday, July 15, 2019
Unit 11 Proposes Special Salary Adjustments in Fight for Pay Parity

Unit 11, Local 1000’s Engineering and Scientific Technicians, went to the table on Monday, July 15, 2019, to continue bargaining with state negotiators. The Unit 11 team presented several subject matter experts and submitted eight Special Salary Adjustment (SSA) proposals aimed at aligning pay parity for county and city workers with comparable engineering and scientific job duties.


Unit 20 Bargaining News for Monday, July 15, 2019

Our Unit 20 bargaining team—representing Medical and Social Service Specialists—returned to negotiations with the state today to address a number of deeply-felt issues our members shared during bargaining Town Halls and on thousands of surveys.

Our Unit 20 bargaining team presented proposals to the state that would:


Unit 3 Bargaining News for Monday, July 15, 2019
Unit 3 Pursues Pay Schedule Fairness for CTE Workers and Work Schedule Respect

Local 1000’s Unit 3 Professional Educators and Librarians returned to the bargaining table on Monday, July 15, 2019 in their pursuit of a more equitable pay scale and scheduling policies that respect the family and personal lives of people who provide services such as rehabilitation programming for the state’s prisoner population, educational instruction for deaf students and diagnostics for persons with disabilities.


Unit 1 Bargaining News for Monday, July 15, 2019
Unit 1 Comes to the Table with Powerful Stories Calling for Equity, Workplace Safety and Education Justice

Yesterday our Unit 1 bargaining team went to the table with their state counterparts to continue their push for more equitable compensation for the work that they do. The team submitted a comprehensive list of their Special Salary Adjustments (SSA) for Unit 1 state workers, whose value to our communities is still unequal to their pay.

Unit 1 also submitted a number of other workplace safety and education justice proposals to ensure that Unit 1 workers are protected on the job and have more opportunities to enhance their skills.


Unit 4 Bargaining Update for Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Unit 4 Members Tell State Negotiators it’s time to Invest in its Employees

Local 1000’s Office and Allied work force met with state negotiators on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, to make the case California needs to invest in them and the important work they do in carrying out and supporting the administrative work of state agencies all across California.

On Tuesday, Unit 4’s bargaining team submitted over 25 special salary adjustments and did four presentations to state negotiators that detailed the substance of the work they do and the importance of that work to the efficient and accurate running of state agencies.


Unit 17 Bargaining Update for Tuesday, July 9, 2019
RN’s Head to the Bargaining Table

The SEIU Unit 17 bargaining team met for the first time with state negotiators on Tuesday, July 9, to represent the interests of the over 5300 Registered Nurses across California. During the session, Unit 17-represented members made presentations about their job classification, putting a face on the challenging and often dangerous situations they encounter on a daily basis.


Unit 3 Bargaining News for Monday July 8, 2019
Unit 3 Propose and Pass Four Special Salary Increases to State

Monday, July 8, marked the first 2019 meeting between the Local 1000 Unit 3 bargaining team and state representatives as they began the process of negotiating another great contract for union members. Serving teachers and librarians across California from Blythe to Weaverville, the Unit 3 team made four presentations to the state advocating for the interests of SEIU 1000 members and their families, with the goal of creating a California For All.  


Unit 11 Bargaining News for Monday, July 8
Classification salary increases proposed

Our Unit 11 bargaining team met with state negotiators for the first time today, representing the interests of the nearly 2,800 Engineering and Scientific Technicians we represent.

The team shared their diverse backgrounds and deep job experience with the state’s negotiators, illustrating the work they do for Californians and their vision of a California for All.