Union Action


Follow the links to view member actions available to you. 

Current Actions

This week, AB 1677, which would require the UC Berkeley Labor Center to perform an impartial study to examine the existing State Scientist salary structure, evaluate historical salary relationships with other state employees performing substantially similar work, and provide recommendations for alternate salary models for rank-and-file State Scientists, will be heard.

We need YOU to advocate to your Assemblymember, as their constituent, to vote FOR AB1677 (McKinnor) when it is on the floor. Do so by filling out the form on our

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using your personal information (email and address). CAPS recommends that you take this action on your personal computers, using your personal information as a constituent of the Assemblymember.

Uncompetitive state scientist salaries are threatening California’s vital public health, environmental, food safety, and other critical programs because state agencies cannot keep or recruit skilled scientific professionals.  AB1677 will help the State and all decisionmakers better understand and address this problem.

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Participate in CAPS Solidarity Breaks! Pursuant to California Labor Law, you are entitled to regular break periods every shift. The CAPS Solidarity Breaks Action is for you to take your regular break period with other State Scientist colleagues on TUESDAYS. These breaks are meant to be taken in solidarity with the CAPS Bargaining Team who are meeting with the State on Tuesdays to help us win a better contract. 

Coordination of CAPS Solidarity Breaks can be easy. See the materials CAPS has produced to help you get a group together to stand together!

CAPS Solidarity Breaks are meant to be a VISUAL Action! Take to social media to be sure that your breaks are making the noise CAPS needs. Take a picture of yourself and your colleagues rocking your CAPS green! (Still need a shirt? Order one here!) Tag CAPS on social media: @capsscientists (Instagram and Twitter), and use the hashtag #ValueScientists. Email your photos to caps@capsscientists.org to be featured on CAPS’ social media.

The Goal: 

Solidarity Breaks will bring a visual aspect to worksites of the important work that scientists do day in and day out. Additionally, the visual impact makes noise all on its own to management and the Administration. Take a CAPS Solidarity Break to show that YOU support YOUR Bargaining Team and are participating in actions to illustrate to the Administration that CAPS Scientists need to be VALUED via compensation that recognizes the important work that we do. 

Not in the office on Tuesdays? See here for more information on how YOU can participate in this action. 

Great work to all the Unit 10 Scientists and State Scientist supporters who have taken action to call upon their Legislators to support AB 1677! See the live map of participation below. Keep it up!