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Some Progress In Negotiations – But Not Enough!

March 1st, 2024|Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District|

Our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team at SMMUSD met with the district on February 29th, 2024. It’s clear our speak-out at the school board meetings and purple-up actions at school sites are having an impact because there was some progress made on expanding work calendars and increasing work hours for some classifications. But it’s not enough! The district also made no movement on their wage proposal. They are only guaranteeing a 4% wage increase for 2024. Not enough!

SEIU Local 99 Members Kickoff Negotiations with Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD)!

March 1st, 2024|LACCD|

Members on our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team at LACCD met with the district for our first negotiations session on February 26. We discussed wages and we made it clear that members at LACCD are demanding livable wages. 57% of SEIU Local 99 members at LACCD have to work outside jobs to make ends meet. Low wages & understaffing remain our key priorities we are addressing in negotiations.

Let’s Unite, Organize, & Mobilize!

February 29th, 2024|Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District|

On Tuesday, February 27, SEIU Local 99 members packed the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board meeting along with parents & students of the surrounding community. Together, we demanded that the board protect student services and jobs in our community by voting  "NO" against laying off Physical Activities Specialists (PAS) & a Media Services Coordinator.  While our actions moved the board to protect some jobs, ultimately a majority of the Board refused to listen to the voices of students, parents, and education workers and voted to move forward with the layoffs of 11 PAS and delay the vote on the Media Services Coordinator position until their next meeting on March 7.

“This is Nothing More Than Union-Busting”: SEIU Local 99 Executive Director Max Arias Responds to District Stalling and Attempts to Cut Student Services

February 28th, 2024|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

LAUSD is trying to push back on the historic contract gains we fought so hard to win almost a year ago. They have been dragging their feet on [Read more]

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