Governor Newsom Reaches Agreement With SEIU Local 1000


Governor Gavin Newsom has reached an agreement with California’s largest public employee union as he works to get a budget in writing. That budget has to compensate for a $54 billion deficit caused by the coronavirus pandemic. SEIU Local 1000 represents 96,000 state workers. The union says those workers will take two furlough days every month for two years, which equals a 9.23% pay reduction. Workers can choose the days they take off and the union is decreasing monthly contributions to requirement health plans. Workers were also set to receive a salary increase on July 1st. The increase has now been delayed two years.