Welcome to the IUOE State Unit 12 website. IUOE Locals 3, 39, and 501 collectively represent some 250 city, county, special districts, and schools bargaining units within the Public Sector in addition to State Unit 12.
The three Locals have some 150 full time Union business agents actively servicing the membership, a team of Union Legislative Representatives who monitor all legislation, actively oppose harmful legislation, actively carry bills that are beneficial to our members.
Breaking News: (Click here to get archived news)
- Back at it again: Going back to bargaining on Thursday, Aug. 25
We are going back to the bargaining table with the State of California on Thursday, August 25, 2016. Stay tuned for news and updates.
- Back at it!
IUOE and its bargaining team will be back at the table bargaining on Aug. 18 & 19. If you are a full member and wish to receive email updates, please send your personal email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- August 15, 2016: Call and email your legistlator's now!
Use this link to find out who your legislator is and how to contact them. Find your California Rep now!
Call or email them to tell them what you think of the state's latest offer.
- August 8, 2016: (Read entire update . . . )
As you know, the membership voted and overwhelming rejected the tentative agreement on July 6th. Yesterday, we met with the State to hear their responses to the proposals we gave them during our last bargaining session on July 21st.
Their response to our proposals was a comprehensive proposal of their own. The State's proposal included: 1) withdrawing their proposals for special salary adjustments for Telecom Technicians; the Electrician series, which includes Electronic Technicians; and the Heavy Equipment Mechanic series; 2) withdrawing their proposal to provide an increase in the boot allowance, which added CHP and CDCR workers; and, 3) withdrawing their proposal to increase the uniform reimbursement for CalFire and Parks & Recreation. (Read entire update . . . )
- July 28, 2016: Bargaining Update
The Unit 12 Bargaining Team returned to the table on Thursday, July 21st to share with the administration's representatives the reasons for the rejection of the tentative agreement. We re-proposed our last General Salary Increase proposal which was 5% July 1, 2016, 5% July 1, 2017, and 4% July 1, 2018 and told the State that their offer of 3% July 1, 2016, 4% July 1, 2017, and 3% July 1, 2018 was not enough in light of the State's demand that workers pay 4.6% of their hard earned money into the retiree OPEB account. We also revisited several of our classification inequity proposals which were rejected by the State earlier this year. Download the Strike Pledge card now!
We return to the bargaining table on Thursday August 4th. If you want to keep up to date on unit 12 developments, send us your personal (not work) email address to email@example.com.
July 12, 2016: Back to the bargaining table!
We are going back to the bargaining table with the State of California on July 21. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
- July 7, 2016: Tentative agreement did not pass
The Unit 12 Tentative Agreement did not pass in the recent vote. The members voice was heard as the ballots were tallied. The vote reflected that the members were not pleased with the states proposed contract. The Unit 12 bargaining team will continue to press forward with this administration to secure a fair contract for the men and women we serve.
- June 23, 2016: Mail house Issues with contract ballots
Because of problems getting the contract ballots mailed to Unit 12 members in a timely matter, the IUOE has extended the date for returning of the ballots. All ballots must be postmarked by Friday, July 1, 2016 in order to be counted by the bargaining team on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
- June 21, 2016: Important Notice!
If you have not received a ballot and you are a member, please contact the central office immediately at (916) 444-6880 or (916) 993-2055 so that a ballot can be sent to you right away.
- June 1, 2016: Tentative Agreement Summary
Download the Tentative agreement summary now.
Reminder: only full members are eligible to vote on the contract and enjoy other membership benefits. To become a member, complete this membership application and fax it to 916-444-6877. Membership applications must be received by 6/13/2016 in order to vote on this contract.
- May 27, 2016: Tentative Agreement reached! Note from Director, Tim Neep:
Bargaining Unit (BU) 12 reached a Tentative Agreement with the state on Thursday, May 26, 2016. I would like extend a heartfelt thank you to the rank and file on Unit 12's bargaining team who worked so hard to secure a tentative agreement with the State of California. We are in the process of putting a summary together. I also want to thank all of you that supported IUOE during the rallies. Full members will receive a summary and a ballot to vote on the contract in the very near future. We will post a copy of the summary as soon as it's available. Thanks again and have a safe Memorial Day weekend!
- April 14, 2016: Thank you!
We want to extend a BIG THANK YOU to all of the Unit 12 members that participated in the rallies on Friday April 8, 2016 a three locations - Sacramento, Fresno and San Bernardino. Once again we got the attention of the State of California and as a result the efforts by all were a success. We have two (2) dates scheduled for the next round of bargaining, May 26-27, 2016. If there are any new developments we will post them here on this website.
- April 7, 2016: Attention Southern California Caltrans workers - SB1141
SB 1141, authored by Orange County Senator John Moorlach, is an anti-public employee bill that would steal jobs from Caltrans maintenance workers. Specifically, SB 1141 would launch a pilot program that allows two California counties to handle their own road maintenance needs, and to receive the road funding that typically would have been administered by Caltrans for those maintenance needs.
"County governments are much more accountable to the taxpayers than the bureaucracy at Caltrans," said Senator Moorlach in a recent newspaper article. "County governments know their needs and have a history of getting the job done. Senate Bill 1141 allows counties to prove they can do much better than Caltrans."
Operating Engineer's Sacramento lobbyists and other labor friendly associates have made it a top priority to kill SB 1141, which is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Transportation & Housing Committee on April 19 in Sacramento.
Tell the Governor's negotiators to do what's right and issue fair pay today!
When: Friday April 8, 2016, Time: 7:30am - 9am
Where: Three locations - Click here to download the flyer.
- Sacramento: CalHR Building at 1515 "S" St.
- San Bernardino: Caltrans Building at 464 W. 4th St.
- Fresno: The State Building at 2550 Mariposa Mall
- March 10, 2016: Negotiations were held on March 3rd and 4th. The parties reached an agreement on the majority of the outstanding issues but wages and retiree health care continue to be a sticking point. The Union team showed flexibility by proposing a four year agreement but the State still rejected it and refused to decrease their demand for 4.6% over three years out of your paycheck for retiree health care. Further bargaining sessions will be scheduled. In addition, we are planning upcoming rallies in different locations across the state and will announce those details soon. In the meantime, if you haven’t signed the bargaining petition please do so and get it to your local union representative. You can also put pressure on the Director of CalHR Richard Gillihan to improve the state’s offer by calling him at (916) 322-5193 or emailing him at Richard.Gillihan@calhr.ca.gov.
- March 8, 2016: Thanks to the hundreds of the Unit 12 Members who came to the recent rally. Check out at the photo gallery and prepare for more rallies soon. Make your voices heard!
- February 23, 2016: Article about Unit 12 Rally
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- February 18, 2016: Upcoming Rally
We will be holding a rally on Friday February 26, 2016 at 1515 S street Sacramento CA, 95814, please arrive by 0730. Parking is limited so please make arrangements to carpool if possible. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. If you need additional information please call your Business Agent. To help us keep you updated on current events please forward your personal email.
There will also be a rally for our Southern California members the same day, February 26th at 300 S Spring Street, Los Angeles (Ronald Reagan building) please arrive by 0730. To find parking locations click the link below and zoom in on the Reagan building then select satellite view and parking from the tabs on the screen. Several parking places will appear.
MapQuest: 300 S Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
- February 2, 2016: Attn: Southern California Caltrans Workers
There has been a change in your union Representation. Effective February 1, 2016, all Caltrans workers who were represented by IUOE Local 12, will now be represented by, IUOE Local 501. Your Bargaining Unit (IUOE State Unit 12) has not changed, only your local. Click here to read the letter Local 501 sent all Caltrans workers previously represented by IUOE Local 12.
This change does not affect Locals 3 or Local 39 membership.
January 29, 2016: Negotiations January 29, 2016
IUOE and it's team met with the State of California today. We presented the results of our survey showing that over 90% of the votes came back indicating that our Members would not accept the State's current economic offer. The State told us that there is no more money. We are scheduled to go back to the table March 3rd & 4th.
Also present outside our negotiations, was a show of support from our membership. We had a large group of Unit 12 members rallying the CalHR building to show that Unit 12 is unhappy with the State's current offer. Click on photo to see larger image.
- January 29, 2016: Important Notice
The Union was recently informed that the State Controller’s Office failed to deduct the new 2016 health care share of cost from your December 2015 paycheck. This could mean that the State will attempt to recoup the difference by an additional deduction this month or issue an accounts receivable. We understand that you will bear the burden of their mistake. You, the employee, will feel the impact, not the State. To add further insult, the State’s position in bargaining has not changed. We had negotiations today and the State doesn’t think you are worth more than a small raise wiped out by a takeaway. It is clear that the State does not value Unit 12 employees. We are not “worth” more than a 7% raise over three years and are expected to give back much of it (4.6% total!) to fund a future benefit in retiree health care. Members took an informal vote in January and overwhelming rejected this offer.
The State’s latest error on health care deductions should not go unnoticed. If you are angered by the deduction mistake and by the State’s bargaining, they need to hear from you. We encourage you to voice your displeasure by emailing and calling the Director of CalHR, Richard Gillihan at Richard.Gillihan@calhr.ca.gov and (916) 322-5193.
January 20, 2016: Update on contract negotiations
Ballots on our contract survey were counted today. The membership spoke loud and clear (over 90%) that they did not like the current offer by the State. We are going back to the table on January 29, 2016. We will keep you posted as updates become available.