The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 17, 2010
SEIU Local 1000 publishes contract vote counts

SEIU Local 1000 has posted its contract ratification ballot totals online. The State Worker learned of this after nearly two dozen blog users e-mailed the PDF to us, although no one sourced the information.

We didn't know that the numbers were on the union' website, so we called SEIU spokesman Jim Zamora to verify them. He said the the tallies were posted Monday after local President Yvonne Walker ordered them published in response to inquiries from union members. "Yvonne heard the members and didn't see any reason not to do this," Zamora said a few minutes ago.

The union announced the overall percentage of the vote on Nov. 9.

Here are the tallies by bargaining unit:

SEIU Ratification Vote Counts

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