Press release

Governor signs SEIU Local 1000 contract


Jerry Jimenez
Communications Director
SEIU Local 1000

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill 28 (Pan), the bill authorizing the Memorandum of Understanding between the state and SEIU Local 1000, the union representing 96,000 employees, about 40% of the state’s workforce.

The deal was reached between the state and Local 1000 on Dec. 3, 2016, after eight months at the bargaining table and just two days before an impending strike.

“Local 1000 members provide vital services to California residents every day,” said Yvonne R. Walker, Local 1000 President. “This contract will not only have a positive impact on more than 96,000 state workers and their families, but on our communities and the services we provide to all Californians.”

Read a summary of the agreement here: 

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Service Employees International Union Local 1000 is the largest union of state employees representing more than 96,000 state employees, including clerical workers, auditors, information technology professionals, teachers, planners, inspectors, printers, librarians, custodians, nurses and other health care professionals.