Published: June 19, 2019

We had one bargaining session this week and both teams spent a lot of time working on the remaining non-economic contract articles to find a path to agreement with management. While we didn’t reach any tentative agreements this week, we are set up to make that progress next week.  We are also still waiting for a final budget from the legislature so that we can start digging into our important economic issues, and ensure all workers win meaningful wage increases.

In order to support this bargaining process, we currently have ten members participating in our Member Leader Development Program. These members have come off of their job and are working with the union by organizing in worksites and getting members engaged in the bargaining process. This is the kind of important member involvement that makes the difference in winning a great contract.

We are bargaining again next week on Tuesday, June 25th and Wednesday, June 26th.  You still have time to make a difference in this bargaining cycle by supporting our bargaining team:

  1. If you haven’t downloaded a statewide petition in support of bargaining, download a copy here and ask your co-workers to sign it.
  2. We’re asking all worksites to hold an action each week in June to support a fair contract, you can see a sample action plan here. Talk with your organizer for support in setting up actions.
  3. Support SEIU members in the child welfare program. If you’ve read the news recently, you know that the foster care program is suffering from a huge staffing problem that is putting our members and vulnerable children at risk every day. Please take a moment to ask your Legislators to fund child welfare.