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Column Extra: The deal that divides two unions

Yvonne Walker, president of SEIU local 1000, talks to members and supporters at a 2010 rally at the California State Capitol.
Yvonne Walker, president of SEIU local 1000, talks to members and supporters at a 2010 rally at the California State Capitol. The Sacramento Bee

This week’s State Worker column updates the ironic contract battle between SEIU Local 1000 and the union representing its staff, United Auto Workers Local 2350. UAW has rejected two tentative agreements that seek to cut SEIU’s employee costs, such as eliminating medical insurance for retirees’ dependents.

There’s tense history between Local 1000 and UAW that we didn’t have room to reference in the column. Click here for that context.

Here’s the latest no-deal deal. The two sides are supposed to resume contract talks soon.

Call Jon Ortiz, Bee Capitol Bureau, (916) 321-1043.

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