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.
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.
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
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.
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.