Here’s what you need to know about the retention bonuses that California’s Community Clinics workers have won.

Community clinic workers are stronger together. By uniting and using our political power to bring lawmakers’ attention to the struggles we face, we were able to secure an historic $70 million investment in clinic workers to be used for all community clinic workers to receive $1,000 retention bonuses. Now Governor Newsom has signed it into law!

Retention bonuses are an important first step in making sure that our community clinics have the necessary resources to invest in workers and patient care. We are the backbone of our community clinics, and by uniting together with other SEIU locals, we have the power and the voice to advocate for ourselves, our families, and our patients. When we fight, we win!

Learn more about what is in the bill by exploring the frequently asked questions (FAQ) below.

Retention Bonus FAQ

All community clinic workers, or employees of a Federally Qualified Health Center, rural health centers, FQHC look-a-likes, Indian health centers and intermittent health centers, in California who are not in management or in supervisory positions will receive the retention bonus.

Each eligible community clinic worker will receive $1,000.

No, both full-time and part-time eligible employees.

Employers have to submit their eligible employee’s names to the state, which will then process the amounts and provide payments to employers to distribute to eligible workers. This may take up several months, depending on when your employer submits eligible names, when the state processes payments to clinics, and when your employer distributes them. Payments are tentatively expected in the spring of 2023.