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Bargaining Update, Weekly Power Hours, & a win for CAPS-UAW Members!

Your CAPS, UAW Local 1115, Bargaining Team (CAPS-UAW Team) met yesterday to strategize and prepare for upcoming bargaining sessions. Your CAPS-UAW Team did not meet with the State yesterday because they did not have anything prepared to present or discuss. They let us know that they were lacking approval to present a response because CalHR is still working out the details of the Governor’s May Revision to the State Budget that came out last Friday. Thus, your CAPS-UAW Team decided to use the day to meet internally. The next meeting with the State is scheduled for next Thursday, 5/23, the State let us know that we can expect a comprehensive economic response to our proposal package then. 

Weekly Power Hours!

Your CAPS-UAW Team is planning weekly “Power Hours” starting next week. These Power Hours will be an opportunity for the entire membership to get together with your CAPS-UAW Team to discuss bargaining updates, proposals, strategies, and how to get involved in the contract campaign. During each Power Hour, there will be time for a presentation and an opportunity for a discussion or Q&A. Please note that some Power Hours may have less time for discussion or Q&A depending on the updates your CAPS-UAW team has to share.

The first Power Hour is scheduled for next Wednesday, May 22 from 12-1 pm. Your CAPS-UAW Team will discuss our proposal package (that we presented 5/2) and what we anticipate the next bargaining sessions to look like.

Your CAPS-UAW Team anticipates that the State will counter our initial proposal package on Thursday 5/23, so the following Power Hour will likely focus on what the State’s counter proposals include and the power of participation in a contract campaign. 

Please register to attend the Power Hour scheduled for Wednesday, May 22 here

A win for CAPS-UAW Members! 

Your CAPS-UAW Team recognizes how critical it is to have members joining your CAPS-UAW Team at the bargaining table. The State pushed back on us and tried to limit the opportunity for members to observe negotiations. We stood our ground, and we won! The State has agreed to us having CAPS-UAW members attend and observe negotiations with the State. Your CAPS-UAW Team will be working to coordinate with union leaders and members of the Contract Action Team on their attendance.

Make it Fair: Close the Gender Pay Gap for State Scientists rally last Thursday – great job showing up!


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