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COVID-19 : Latest Information on Safety, Vaccine Requirements and More

SEIU Local 99 is working with employers, schools, and the state of California to review and provide input on safety, testing, vaccinations, reasonable accommodations and other issues related to working as we continue to face the challenges of the pandemic. Check out updates on negotiation and the COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ.

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Statement on Impact of LAUSD Vaccine Mandate on Staffing at LAUSD schools

October 18th, 2021|LAUSD, Media, Press Releases|

From Max Arias, SEIU Local 99 Executive Director: "As LAUSD's vaccination mandate takes effect, members of SEIU Local 99 continue in negotiations with LAUSD regarding the district's staffing plans and the impact this will have on student services and the workers who deliver them. The district’s vaccination mandate has exposed the shortcomings of a system built on a part [Read more]

SMMUSD Bargaining Team Run-off Election: Cast Your Vote Now! Voting is now open through 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 14

October 11th, 2021|Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units, SMMUSD Bargaining Updates|

We have a tie for the 3rd seat on our bargaining team for Unit 2: Operations and Support Classified Employees. Our Local 99 Elections Committee has determined that a run-off election is needed to break the tie. 

SEIU99 Bargaining Team Negotiates Extension on LAUSD Vaccine Requirement

October 11th, 2021|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

Our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team has negotiated an agreement with LAUSD to ensure that workers will have sufficient time to be fully vaccinated. According to our agreement, the deadline to receive the second dose is extended from October 15, 2021 to November 15, 2021. Workers who receive their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine by October [Read more]

Agreement reached with SMMUSD for fair process in implementation of COVID-19 vaccine requirement

October 4th, 2021|Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units, SMMUSD Bargaining Updates|

On August 10, 2021 the Santa Monica Malibu Unified school district issued a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all employees. Members on our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team immediately began negotiations with the district to ensure a fair implementation of this requirement. Our team has reached an agreement with SMMUSD regarding workers who have not received the vaccine by the [Read more]

School custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers call on LAUSD to extend vaccination requirement deadline to October 31 School workers warn: We are headed towards a cliff that will have dire consequences for students and working families.

September 30th, 2021|LAUSD, Media, Press Releases|

Statement from Max Arias, SEIU Local 99 Executive Director:  “As education workers, we know students learn best when they are on campus. That is why SEIU Local 99 supports and encourages vaccination for our entire school community. The vaccine has proven to be the most powerful protection against COVID-19 and the pathway to safely and fully re-opening our schools – [Read more]

The COVID-19 Outbreak: Latest Information

Your health and safety are the priority as employers and communities continue to work to prevent the spread of coronavirus. SEIU Local 99 is working with employers, schools, and the state of California to review and provide input on preparedness plans, safety measures, distance learning, essential work, child care, the eventual safe return to in-person classes and other issues related to work and the pandemic. With vaccines now available to front-line workers, check out the COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ.

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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

OUR CAMPAIGNS

We care about having good jobs, providing quality education, and building healthy, vibrant communities, and we believe these things all go hand-in-hand. That’s why we lead movements for change at the bargaining table, at our work sites, and at the ballot box.

As education workers and parents, we fight to win contracts that improve our livelihoods and improve the quality education. And as union members, we exercise our collective voice at the ballot box to ensure that the things we care about are prioritized. If an elected official says they’re going to expand funding for public education or pass laws that help working people and students, we make sure they do just that.

See our current campaigns.

OUR CAMPAIGNS

We care about having good jobs, providing quality education, and building healthy, vibrant communities and we believe these things all go hand-in-hand. That’s why we lead movements for change at the bargaining table, at our work sites, and at the ballot box.

As education workers and parents, we fight to win contracts that improve our livelihoods and improve the quality education. And as union members, we exercise our collective voice at the ballot box to ensure that the things we care about are prioritized. If an elected official says they’re going to expand funding for public education or pass laws that help working people and students, we make sure they do just that.

See our current campaigns.

OUR CAMPAIGNS

Clean & Safe Schools for All

The crisis created by COVID-19 exposed the vast inequities in our educational system. One of the most urgent divides is in the cleaning and maintenance of our schools. The pandemic has taught us that we need to do more to ensure that all students and staff have access to safe, sanitized and healthy campuses. We need to do more than just reopen with the same old problems: we need to do better.

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Child Care for All

Family child care providers give peace-of-mind to working parents by caring for their little ones every day. As educators, they play a vital role in their early development. Through collective bargaining and community action, providers are making gains to stabilize the child care industry, win respect for their work and expand access to quality, affordable care for all working families. 

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Summer Bridge Fund

In June 2018, Governor Brown signed the 2018-2019 State Budget, which includes $50 million in funding for a summer relief fund for classified employees, matched 1-to-1 by the state. We now have the safety net we need and deserve and we won it through union power. Learn more about the summer relief fund on this page.

Learn more

Clean & Safe Schools for All

The crisis created by COVID-19 exposed the vast inequities in our educational system. One of the most urgent divides is in the cleaning and maintenance of our schools. The pandemic has taught us that we need to do more to ensure that all students and staff have access to safe, sanitized and healthy campuses. We need to do more than just reopen with the same old problems: we need to do better.

Learn more

Summer Bridge Fund

In June 2018, Governor Brown signed the 2018-2019 State Budget, which includes $50 million in funding for a summer relief fund for classified employees, matched 1-to-1 by the state. We now have the safety net we need and deserve and we won it through union power. Learn more about the summer relief fund on this page.

Learn more

Child Care for All

Family child care providers give peace-of-mind to working parents by caring for their little ones every day. As educators, they play a vital role in their early development. Through collective bargaining and community action, providers are making gains to stabilize the child care industry, win respect for their work and expand access to quality, affordable care for all working families.

Learn more

As much of the country is shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, many SEIU Local 99 members are on the front lines making sure students continue their education, disinfecting schools and workplaces, delivering grab-and-go meals to families in need and providing care, learning and stability to the children of first responders.

These are our stories

As much of the country is shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, many SEIU Local 99 members are on the front lines making sure students continue their education, disinfecting schools and workplaces, delivering grab-and-go meals to families in need and providing care, learning and stability to the children of first responders.

These are our stories
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