The president of Local 1000 makes all committee appointments, and
attempts to appoint no more than one member to more than one
committee, and appoint members from all areas of the state with
representatives from each bargaining unit.
This committee brings African-American union leaders together to
spearhead positive community events designed to improve the lives
of our members and the communities we live in. The
African-American Committee’s signature events include the Leora
Hill Scholarship Fund, Dr. Martin Luther King celebratory events
across the state, the Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Turkey
Give-Away and the Christmas Toy drive among other regionally
Members of this committee must keep informed of the union’s legislative and political
programs; including those of the SEIU California State
Council, the Central Labor Council, Change to Win, The California
Federation of Labor, the International Union and the Association.
COPE promotes union voter registration drives, encourages
membership participation in grassroots campaigns, propositions,
legislation, candidate recommendations, and other issues. This
committee makes recommendations to the Local 1000 Council.
The Environmental Committee shall oversee the implementation of a
coordinated environmental and environmental justice program
consistent with Local 1000 policy and all applicable provisions
of contracts in force. The committee shall also make any needed
recommendations to the Local 1000 Board of Directors and/or the
Local 1000 statewide officers.
This group is responsible for the review of policies and programs
established by the state directly impacting Latino and Latina
members of Local 1000. Additionally, the Committee is looking to
expand its outreach to its members by hosting regional meetings
and functions that will bring in Latino/a members, the
Latino community and supporters of Latino issues. If you are
interested in getting more involved at your local level, or if
you have questions, please contact the Chair.
The Lavender–Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Labor–(LGBTL)
Committee is responsible for reviewing policies and programs
established by the state directly impacting LGBTL members of
Local 1000. This Committee also monitors state programs and
policies relating to affirmative action; civil and human rights
laws and legislation; state action relating to adverse action
patterns involving LGBTL; persons with HIV/aids who are in the
workforce; community concerns and issues important to LGBTL
members; and policies and programs impacting LGBTL members.
We are committed to engage, activate, and educate new hires to
state service and connect them to our union, Local 1000.
By doing so, we gain the collective power to change our
worksites, our civic institutions, and our regional economic
This committee develops the affirmative action plan for
recruitment and training of disabled members as union stewards,
bargaining unit representatives, committee members and officers.
They also recommend actions to remove barriers to participation
and activism by disabled members, and help District Labor Councils
(DLCs) create strategies regarding issues affecting
“There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise.”
The mission of the Women’s Empowerment Committee is to be the
change we want to see in our world.
We will achieve this by educating our members on the issues that
affect women. We will empower one another to boldly step out to
fight for the rights of our members and all Californians to have
a good life, live in sustainable communities and enjoy the fruits
of social, economic and environmental justice.