The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 11, 2009
Local 1000 files grievance on holiday changes

Well, this one got by us.

Last month, SEIU Local 1000 filed a grievance about changes to the state's paid holiday calendar that eliminate Lincoln's Birthday and Columbus Day. The union's position is that its contract, which specifies those two days are paid holidays, remains in force.

(Side note: The new labor contract that the union trying to push through the Legislature, AB 88, trades those two holidays for two floating personal days off.)

Click here to read the Local 1000 grievance.

Local 1000's action is similar to the grievance filed by California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment. Click here to read more about it.

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