SEIU Local 99 Press Releases and Media Advisories

“Unlock Our Head Start Centers!”

By |October 11th, 2012|Press, Press Releases|

MEDIA ADVISORY For: Thursday, October 11, 2012 Contact: Terry Carter—(213) 700-5617 Blanca Gallegos—(213) 500-9594 Children, parents, community advocates go on rolling tour with giant key to “open” shuttered and non-operational South L.A. Head Start Centers WHAT: Families locked out of their Head Start programs by new operators, Volunteers of America (VOA) and Crystal Stairs, will [Read more]

PRESS RELEASE: Little Children with Nowhere to Go

By |September 19th, 2012|Press, Press Releases|

For September 19, 2012 Contacts: Terry Carter 213-700-5617 Blanca Gallegos 213-500-9594 Head Start families decry delayed start dates, sudden program changes, confusing enrollment policies, staff turnover, and complete lack of communication! LOS ANGELES, CA—Parents rallied and held a press conference today to highlight the unnecessarily rough transition as program oversight passes from CDI Head Start—the [Read more]

Classified Employees of SEIU Local 99 Gear Up for “Back-to-School” As They Get Ready for Their “Save Our Schools” Campaign

By |August 14th, 2012|Press, Press Releases|

Contacts: Terry Carter at 213-700-5617 For Immediate Release August 14, 2012 Statement on “Back-to-School” Day at LAUSD LOS ANGELES, CA – SEIU Local 99 released the following statement by President Edward Reed: “Campuses are buzzing with activity as Bus Drivers, Classroom Aides, Food Service Workers, and other SEIU Local 99 members at LAUSD get schools [Read more]

Midnight Ride to Sacramento!

By |April 17th, 2012|Press, Press Releases|

Contacts: Blanca Gallegos at 213-500-9594 Terry Carter at 213-700-5617 For Immediate Release April 17, 2012 On Tax Day, school employees hold a “TAX REVOLT CARNIVAL” then convoy to the capital to urge millionaires to pay their fair share for California LOS ANGELES, CA – Cafeteria workers, school custodians, child care providers and other education workers [Read more]

SEIU Local 99 Statement on Breakfast in the Classroom

By |March 29th, 2012|Press, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release March 29, 2012 Contact: Blanca Gallegos, 213-500-9594 SEIU Local 99 President, Edward Reed, released the following statement on today’s launch of the LA Fund’s Breakfast in the Classroom program “Breakfast in the Classroom is a great example of how parents, the school district, and labor and community groups can work together to [Read more]

LAUSD School Workers Rally to Urge Legislators to Fix This Mess!

By |March 13th, 2012|Press, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release March 13, 2012 Contacts: Blanca Gallegos 213-500-9594 Terry Carter 213-700-5617 As LAUSD Board decides on budget cuts, Cafeteria Workers, Custodians, Bus Drivers rally to save critical student services LOS ANGELES, CA – As the Los Angeles Unified School District Board voted on a budget that includes significant cuts to student programs and [Read more]

SEIU Local 99 Responds to Creation of Independent Commission by LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy

By |February 10th, 2012|Press, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release February 10, 2012 Contacts: Blanca Gallegos 213-500-9594 SEIU Local 99 Executive Director, Bill A. Lloyd, released the following statement upon today’s announcement by LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy that an independent commission will be created to investigate allegations of abuse within the district “Our schools should be a safe harbor for our children [Read more]

Hundreds without pay & families scrambling for children’s care!

By |January 12th, 2012|Press, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release January 12, 2012 Contacts: Terry Carter 213-700-5617 Under scrutiny, mismanaged child care agency leaves hundreds without pay & families scrambling for children’s care! Parents and child care providers left in the dark about alternatives, further illustrating the state’s broken child care system. Today, more than 50 local child care providers and the [Read more]