The fight for fair wages, full-staffing, and clean, safe, supportive schools for all is ON!

Button up together to demand full staffing, better wages, & respect on the job.

We’ve been at the bargaining table with Santa Monica Malibu Unified (SMMUSD) to negotiate our full contract since 2022. The district has dragged its feet – and now they are discussing potential layoffs! We say, No Way!

SMMUSD notified our union that they are proposing layoffs that will affect about 17 SEIU Local 99 members providing Physical Activities & Media Services for students at Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District. This will not stand! We will fight together like never before to improve wages, hours, working conditions, staffing, and keep vital jobs for the services we provide to students. The proposed lay-offs are a key issue we’ll bring to the bargaining table on February 8 – and then we’ll take it to the board.

Wear a union button on Thursday, February 15. The school board will be meeting to discuss potential layoffs affecting several SEIU Local 99 members.

Let’s send them a strong message to win with these 3 easy steps:

  1. Wear your buttons and send them to your Organizer Margaret Williams at 213-304-9684 or, by email at
  2. Post photos on your social media tagging @seiu99 and @smmusd_official on Instagram and @smmusd on Facebook using the hashtags #FullStaffing4Students and #SMMUSD.
  3. Come to the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board Meeting February 15th, 2024, 5:30 PM located at 1717 4th St., Santa Monica, CA.

For buttons, contact your Steward or Organizer Margaret Williams at 213-304-9684 or, by email at

Our Unity is Our Voice! Let’s Continue To Win More!

If you are not yet a member of SEIU Local 99, you can sign-up at future membership meetings or sign-up online today. Remember: we have strength in numbers!

If you have any questions about negotiations or job-related concerns, contact your organizer Margaret Williams at (213) 304-9684 or, by email at

Stay informed on the latest bargaining updates, union actions, and more!

When we fight, we win!

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