The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 21, 2009
Local 1000 launches 'broken promises' campaign

SEIU Local 1000 is going after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger with a radio campaign that says his legacy will be that he "broke his word" with the union.

The spot blasts the governor for Assembly Republicans' defeat of the contract negotiated by administration and the union earlier this year. The deal included a mix of protections and concessions, including a single furlough day per month for covered employees.

Listen to the spot by clicking here. And this link will download the script.

Worth mentioning: We've heard nothing from the local on what it plans to do, if anything, with the strike authorization that voting members gave union leadership nearly four weeks ago.

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