After months of hard work by the Judicial Council Organizing Committee to move a bill to permit Judicial Council employees to organize for union representation (AB 83) through the legislature, Governor Brown signed it into law.
By forming our union we can finally have a voice in shaping what our agency and our jobs will be in the future. Union representation means fair and transparent methods for setting compensation, resolving workplace issues, and a clear process for our input to be heard.
Now that AB 83 has passed, we’ll ensure that all Judicial Council employees have the opportunity to sign union authorization cards and prepare for our representation vote.
If you have any questions about next steps or want to get involved, please contact Local 1000 organizer Kharpster@seiu1000.org.
LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE A BETTER JUDICIAL COUNCIL.
As we speak the Judicial Council is doing a cost-benefit analysis of moving our offices to Sacramento. What does that mean for our jobs? What other changes may be coming?
By forming our union we can negotiate on any changes to the conditions of our
jobs- including possible relocations and telecommuting policies.
Wages and Future Pay Increases:
Some of us are already impacted by changes made to our job classifications and/or our compensation. In addition all of us are impacted by the freezing of salary increases until January 1, 2017.
When we win our union we will be able to negotiate and have an impact on our existing pay structure and all future pay increases.
Protecting our Pension and Benefits:
Without a union contract things like our pension and benefits are fair game for management to discuss- and none of us will have a say in the process. Negotiating a union contract is the only effective way to keep any of the things we like about our jobs. That’s why we are Building OUR Union for Judicial Council Employees.
Now help spread the word: Our effort take everyone’s involvement! Let’s join the conversation, together. Sign-up to get involved.
Sign-up and get more information from your coworkers who are united to improve our working conditions.