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SEIU Local 1000 reaches tentative deal with State of California

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“Delaying this process could place thousands of California public workers at risk of a pay cut of thousands of dollars for at least 6 months before session resumes. We know that a simple loss of $300 can shift a Californian into homelessness. Therefore, we ask that you to take action now,” the letter read.

The three-year contract, if ratified, offers a 10% pay raise to be delivered incrementally over the three years of the contract, starting with a July 1, 2023 adjustment ranging from 2.5% up to 15.76% for some roles. The negotiated raise is less than the 30% the union initially proposed, but still higher than the state’s first counter of 6%.

“This agreement reflects our best efforts to respond to the priorities our members identified in town halls and bargaining surveys,” said Irene Green, SEIU Local 1000 Vice President of Bargaining. “In many ways, we’ve been able to achieve the respect, the protection, and the pay that we’ve been fighting for.”

The agreement also includes changes in working conditions and benefits, the statement read. After recommendation to ratify by the Local 1000 Statewide Bargaining Advisory Council (SBAC) at a yet-to-be-determined time, the tentative agreement will be sent to the legislature to vote on and approve of its inclusion in the state’s budget bill.

The governor will then approve of or veto the bill.

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