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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

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.

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2020 Elections

This year isn’t just another election year.

We are at a pivotal moment in the fight for quality public education, for racial, immigrant, economic and environmental justice, and the fight for all working people to have a union and a voice in local and national politics. Who we elect to office matters.

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Yes on Proposition 15

Proposition 15: The Schools & Communities First Funding Act is a landmark funding measure that—if passed in November—will fix over 40 years of divestment in our public schools and communities. It closes tax loopholes that have allowed big corporations in California to rob schools and communities of over $10-12 billion a year in funding.

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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. Yet, providers are some of the lowest paid workers in the state and are denied the right to collective bargaining. With a new governor, this is the year we change that.

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

2020 Elections

This year isn’t just another election year. We are at a pivotal moment in the fight for quality public education, for racial, immigrant, economic and environmental justice, and the fight for all working people to have a union and a voice in local and national politics. Who we elect to office matters.

LEARN MORE

Yes on Proposition 15

Proposition 15: The Schools & Communities First Funding Act is a landmark funding measure that—if passed in November—will fix over 40 years of divestment in our public schools and communities. It closes tax loopholes that have allowed big corporations in California to rob schools and communities of over $10-12 billion a year in funding.

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. Yet, providers are some of the lowest paid workers in the state and are denied the right to collective bargaining. With a new governor, this is the year we change that.

Learn more

FEATURED STORIES

The Coronavirus Outbreak: Latest Information

Your health and safety are the priority as employers and communities 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 their emergency and preparedness plans, including planning around school closures.

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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

The Coronavirus Outbreak: Latest Information

Your health and safety are the priority as employers and communities 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 their emergency and preparedness plans, including planning around school closures.

Read 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

“Regardless of where teaching is happening, we must focus on creating the conditions that students need to learn.”

July 10th, 2020|LACCD, LACOE, LAUSD, Media, Press Release, Press Releases, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units|

Unless Governor Gavin Newsom and the state legislature take immediate action to dedicate additional funds to school districts to implement social distancing protocols, proper PPE for all, training, testing and other safety measures, it will be almost impossible for classroom instruction to safely resume in the fall.

Stop the Shutdown of Child Development Centers & the Layoff of Essential Workers at Santa Monica Malibu Unified

July 6th, 2020|Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District|

On July 16, the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School Board will be announcing their recommendation for the reopening of schools in the fall. They will be considering massive cuts to child development services and other critical student services. We must make our voices heard.

An Open Letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education Your casual decision to cut-back critical student services during a time of greatest need is out-of-touch and uninformed.

July 1st, 2020|LAUSD|

In this moment when the call for equity and justice is louder than ever in our communities, we are stunned by the indifference to the voices of essential workers displayed by the majority of the LAUSD Board. Your casual decision to cut-back critical student services during a time of greatest need is out-of-touch and uninformed.

State Budget Update: Good news on Summer Bridge, Layoff Protections – but there’s still work to do

June 27th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics, Summer Fund|

This week, Governor Newsom and the state legislators reached an agreement on California’s 2020-21 budget. It rolls-back cuts that were initially proposed for K-12 schools and community colleges, but we still have a lot to do to ensure an equitable budget. Read more for the highlights.

SEIU 99 “Regional” Membership Zoom Meeting: June 30 @4pm

June 27th, 2020|All Bargaining Units|

Join us for our monthly "regional" membership meeting on Zoom. Get updates on worksites, negotiations, Summer Bridge Fund, the fight for equity in education and more. This meeting is for members only and you must register to attend. We recommend you join the meeting via the Zoom App to make sure you can more fully participate and view presentations, but [...]

Tell CA Legislators: Fund our Schools, Hospitals, Communities Real systemic change is impossible without the revenue to fund it.

June 24th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

Legislators have reached a deal on the 2020-21 state budget that rolls-back cuts that were initially proposed for child care, K-12 schools and community colleges, but it’s only a band-aid that stops the cuts for now. The COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustices have demonstrated that we need equitable, long-term investment in health care, education and other public services we depend [...]

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