For SEIU Local 99 press releases and media advisories.

Teachers, School Workers, Renters, LA County Working Families Endorse Candidates for SMMUSD Board

By |September 29th, 2014|Press, Press Releases|

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: September 29, 2014 Contacts: SEIU Local 99 - Blanca Gallegos 213-500-9594; bgallegos@seiu99.org, SMMCTA – Sarah Braff – 310-829-5438, smmctapresident@smmcta.com, SMRR – Patricia Hoffman – 310-829-9472, oppenhoff@earthlink.net, LA Labor Federation- Priscilla Cheng; 213.381.5611 x133; PCheng@launionaflcio.org Teachers, School Workers, Renters, L.A. County Working Families Join Together to Endorse Candidates for Santa Monica [Read more]

SEIU Local 99 School Service Workers Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract Agreement with LAUSD

By |July 3rd, 2014|Press, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release July 3, 2014 Contact: Blanca Gallegos; 213-500-9594 Landmark $15 per hour minimum wage lifts 20,000 families out of poverty Los Angeles—After three days of voting, the cafeteria workers, custodians, special education assistants, campus safety monitors and other school service workers represented by SEIU Local 99 have ratified their contract agreement with the [Read more]

SEIU Local 99 School Service Workers and LAUSD Reach Landmark Contract Agreement

By |June 30th, 2014|Press, Press Releases|

PRESS RELEASE Monday, June 30, 2014 Contact: Blanca Gallegos, SEIU Local 99 213-500-9594 $15 per hour minimum wage will lift thousands of families out of poverty Los Angeles—Cafeteria workers, custodians, special education assistants, campus safety monitors, and other school service workers represented by SEIU Local 99 have reached a tentative contract agreement with the Los [Read more]

Statement on State Board’s Adoption of LCFF Regulations

By |June 13th, 2014|Press, Press Releases|

SEIU Local 99 Executive Director Courtni Pugh issued the following statement on today’s adoption of the State Board of Education’s “Local Control Funding Formula” regulations: “The cafeteria workers, teaching assistants, custodians, bus drivers, and other education workers of SEIU Local 99 applaud the Governor and the State Board of Education in their efforts to defend [Read more]

SEIU Local 99 Members Endorse Alex Johnson for LAUSD School Board District 1

By |June 10th, 2014|Press, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2014 Contact: Blanca Gallegos 213-387-8393 ext 219; bgallegos@seiu99.org SEIU Local 99 Endorses Alex Johnson for LAUSD School Board District 1 SEIU Local 99 members voted to support Alex Johnson following a town hall meeting on June 9 where both candidates were interviewed by members. SEIU Local 99 Executive Director, Courtni [Read more]

Press Release: Hundreds of LAUSD School Workers Rally!

By |May 17th, 2014|Press, Press Releases|

May 17, 2014 —For Immediate Release— Contact: Blanca Gallegos; 213-500-9594 Terry Carter; 213-700-5617 Hundreds of LAUSD School Workers Rally! They fight for improved services for students & families and $15 minimum wage to end poverty in schools. Los Angeles—Hundreds of Cafeteria Workers, Custodians, Bus Drivers, Special Education Assistants and other members of SEIU Local 99 [Read more]

SEIU Local 99 Launches OASIS to Create Student and Community Support Centers in Local Schools: City Council Unanimously Approves Plan

By |April 25th, 2014|Press, Press Releases|

FOR RELEASE: April 25, 2014 CONTACT: Blanca Gallegos 213-387-8393 ext. 219; cell: 213-500-9594; bgallegos@seiu99.org LOS ANGELES, CA – Cafeteria Workers, Custodians, Bus Drivers, Special Education Assistants, and other members of SEIU Local 99 today announced the launch of a new program in LAUSD schools called OASIS - Optimizing Access to Services, Inspiring Success. OASIS will [Read more]

SEIU Local 99 Members Issue “No Endorsement” in LAUSD District 1 School Board Election

By |April 14th, 2014|Press, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release: April 14, 2014 Contact: Blanca Gallegos – bgallegos@seiu99.org 213-387-8393 ext. 219; 213-500-9594 (cell) SEIU Local 99, which represents more than 30,000 cafeteria workers, custodians, bus drivers, special education assistants and other school support staff at LAUSD, has decided not to endorse a candidate for the Los Angeles Unified District 1 Board seat. [Read more]

Press Statement on LAUSD’s “Local Control and Accountability Plan”

By |April 7th, 2014|Press, Press Releases|

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release April 7, 2014 Contact: Blanca Gallegos (213) 387-8393, ext. 219 (213) 500-9594 (cell) SEIU Local 99 Executive Director Courtni Pugh issued the following statement on today’s release of LAUSD’s “Local Control and Accountability Plan”: “The cafeteria workers, teaching assistants, custodians, bus drivers, and other education workers of SEIU Local 99—many [Read more]

State Superintendent Torlakson joins statewide 3-day “Gapbusters!” Bus Tour of child care facilities

By |February 12th, 2014|Press, Press Releases|

Media Advisory Contact: Terry Carter; 213-700-5617 Blanca Gallegos; 213-500-9594 “Low-income children graduating from my program are top in their Kindergarten class!” says Long Beach Child Care Provider about closing the education achievement gap. WHAT: Parents, children, Child Care Providers, community leaders, and elected officials on the Statewide “Gapbusters” Child Care Bus Tour will stop at [Read more]

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