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Take Action: State Legislators are about to vote on funding for re-opening of schools for in-person instruction

By |February 23rd, 2021|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

As we move forward toward the reopening of schools for in-person instruction, we need state legislators to ensure a safe and equitable reopening for all students and education workers. In the coming days, they'll be taking a vote on the budget. Take action by sending legislators an email today. It's easy. Just click here. Tell them [...]

LAUSD school workers reach agreement that begins process for the safe-reopening of schools for in-person instruction 

By |February 22nd, 2021|LAUSD, Media, Press Releases|

Press Release for February 22, 2021 Contact: Blanca Gallegos – [email protected]; 213-500-9594 LOS ANGELES, CA - School workers with the Los Angeles Unified School District, including custodians, food service workers, truck drivers and other essential workers represented by SEIU Local 99 have reached an agreement with the school district that begins the expansion of student [...]

Agreement reached with LAUSD that puts safety and equity first as student services are expanded

By |February 20th, 2021|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

Members on our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team reached an agreement with LAUSD on February 19 that prioritizes safety for those currently working on-site and sets clear guidelines for expanding the number of workers returning to schools and worksites. 

LAUSD heard us and backed-off on their plan to expand reopening

By |February 11th, 2021|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

Members on our SEIU Local 99 Bargaining Team met with LAUSD on February 1 1. We discussed the district’s plan to lift their “Safer At Home” order. Under this plan, more SEIU Local 99 members would have been required to go back to schools and worksites as soon as Tuesday, February 16. We let the [...]

Let’s Stand Strong for Hero Pay for Essential Workers at Santa Monica Malibu Unified Join us at the SMMUSD Board Meeting on Feb 18 2021 at 5:30pm

By |February 9th, 2021|Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units|

Join us at the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School Board Meeting on Thursday, February 18 at 5:30pm to demand respect and hero pay for essential workers who have been on the frontlines keeping our schools and communities going throughout this pandemic.

LAUSD moves to lift their “safer at home” order – without a clear safety plan We demand LAUSD postpones its school reopening plans until it's safe for all

By |February 9th, 2021|LAUSD|

LAUSD has notified our union that it intends to lift their current “Safer at Home” order. This means that potentially thousands more classified school employees will be required to return to work on-site as soon as Tuesday, February 16 - without a clear safety plan from the district.

Summer Bridge Fund: Applications Now Being Accepted for 2021-22 Benefits. Apply by March 1. We fought for it and won! Eligible classified school employees can receive matching funds from the state during summer break.

By |January 26th, 2021|LAUSD, Small K-12 Units, Summer Fund|

SEIU Local 99 members fought hard to win the Summer Bridge Fund (also called the Classified School Employee Summer Assistance Program). This program gives eligible classified school workers the opportunity to save money from their paychecks during the school year and receive up to a dollar-for-dollar match from the state during the summer break when work is not available. Applications to participate in the program in the 2021-22 school year are now being accepted and must be returned to your employer by March 1, 2021.

Take Action Now: Governor Gavin Newsom is refusing to negotiate with family child care providers

By |January 22nd, 2021|CCPU Bargaining Updates, Child Care Providers, Proveedoras|

On January 21, providers - including members of SEIU Local 99/Child Care Providers United - met with the State of CA to negotiate over immediate COVID-19 relief. Members were ready to continue negotiations to ensure providers can keep caring for the children of essential workers and assisting students during distance learning. But the state refused [...]

Health Benefits Contract with LAUSD extended through end of 2021 Eligible  members’ health coverage will continue without changes

By |January 19th, 2021|LAUSD|

SEIU Local 99 members have reached an agreement with LAUSD to extend our 2018-20 health benefits agreement for one year until December 31, 2021. It includes our agreement covering members in Units F and G. This ensures that as we continue through these critical times, there will be no changes or interruptions to eligible members’ [...]

Governor’s Safe Schools for All Plan – isn’t really “for all” Plan to encourage a return to in-person instruction leaves out many Black and Brown students

By |January 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|

On December 30, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom presented his $2 billion Safe Schools for All plan so school districts can begin moving toward in-person instruction for transitional kindergarten through 6th grade as early as February 2021. We agree that in-person instruction is best for students. However, the Governor’s plan leaves too many students behind. His [...]

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