Bargaining Begins Today
Purple Up! Stand Up! Support Your Bargaining Team

Local 1000’s bargaining team goes to the table today and begins the process of negotiating a new contract for the 95,000 state workers we represent.

Among our priorities:

  • A pay raise
  • The health and safety of our workplaces
  • Better working conditions
  • Professional development

Across the state, thousands of Local 1000 members are showing solidarity and standing up in support of our bargaining team, purpling up and wearing ‘A Great Contract Begins with Me’ stickers.

“We will win a great contract by showing our collective power,” said Margarita Maldonado, Local 1000 vice president for bargaining. “We must stand together and show the state we are united behind our bargaining team.”

Member engagement a key to success

Thousands of our members attended 26 town halls and hundreds of worksite meetings throughout the state; many more completed a comprehensive bargaining survey. Our bargaining team compiled the results of the meetings and surveys to craft proposals that will go to the bargaining table.

More than 1,000 members have committed to building an Action Team in their worksite to keep members informed about the bargaining process and to keep up the pressure on the state throughout negotiations

“We must work together to protect our hard earned rights and to provide for our families,” said Yvonne R. Walker, Local 1000 president. “It’s not enough to expect it; we must all stand up and fight for the things we want in our new contract.”

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