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SEIU Local 1000 Vice President Tamekia N. Robinson appointed to California Pay Equity Task Force

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - SEIU Local 1000, the largest union of California state employees, is proud to announce that the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCSWG) has appointed SEIU 1000 Vice President for Organizing/Representation Tamekia N. Robinson to the California Pay Equity Task Force.

The task force is charged with exploring the issue of gender pay equity by engaging diverse interests and facilitating ongoing dialogue between employees, employers, policymakers and other stakeholders on this critical economic issue.


SEIU endorses Hillary Clinton for president
SEIU Local 1000 members: Clinton supports our movement to build a better future for working families

VIDEO: Watch SEIU members speak about why they support Hillary Clinton

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA—After members conducted a rigorous endorsement process for the past several months, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) today endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, calling her a leader who will stand up for the working moms and dads building a movement to secure a better future for their families.

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President Walker testifies on state worker health plans

President Walker testifies on state worker health plans

Local 1000 President Yvonne R. Walker testified before a special joint legislative committee March 18, 2015, on Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal that CalPERS offer public retirees high-deductible health plans.

“We think that high-deductible plans are a very bad thing,” said Walker, who stated that such health plans do not result in cost savings, they merely shift the costs to retirees. She also discussed alternatives to improve the health of state workers without changing their health plans that would result in lower healthcare costs.

Article YVONNE R. WALKERPublished on

Wall Street about to win in Stockton at expense of middle class

A federal bankruptcy judge in Sacramento has announced his intention to ignore years of legal precedent in the city of Stockton bankruptcy case.

Some claim his decision may open the door for cities around the country to use bankruptcy as a tool to undercut retirement security for public employees. His decision is bad for public employees, for citizens in these cash-strapped cities and for the retirement security of our aging population.

Article ERYN BALDRICA-GUYThe Fresno Bee

West Fresno group says more money needed for high-speed rail job training

Church and community leaders from southwest Fresno said Monday they want to see more money from the state’s high-speed rail project devoted to helping unemployed Central Valley residents get the training they need to work on the project.

They plan to make their case Tuesday at the monthly meeting of the California High-Speed Rail Authority board in Sacramento.


Residents Meet to discuss High Speed Rail Authority Jobs

For many in the Valley .. the controversial High Speed Rail Project represents out of control spending and a waste of taxpayer dollars. 

But, for a group of West Fresnans, it represents something else entirely, chance for a brighter economic future, for potential workers and their families.

They came together Monday night and are getting ready to take their message to the State Capitol.