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Heather Repenning Moves Forward in Race for LAUSD School Board

By |2019-03-29T16:50:01-07:00March 15th, 2019|LAUSD, Politics|

SEIU Local 99 members worked hard over the past several months to contact thousands of voters to help elect Heather Repenning to the LAUSD School Board. Election day was Tuesday, March 5 , 2019 and the results were too close to call. On March 15, with every ballot counted, Heather Repenning has made it to [...]

Governor Gavin Newsom signs law to make charter schools more accountable

By |2019-03-07T17:30:19-07:00March 7th, 2019|Politics|

SEIU members were a strong voice in support of Senate Bill 126, a bill signed into law by Governor Newsom on March 5, 2019 for more transparency in the charter school system. Charter schools receive public funds and this law helps ensure that the public will have more access to information about how the schools are run.

Press Release: Child Care Providers Descend on the State Capitol

By |2019-02-07T16:00:00-07:00February 6th, 2019|Child Care Providers, Press Release|

Providers Call on Legislature to Strengthen Child Care System, Support Legislation that would Close Loophole and Ensure Right to Collective Bargaining

Sympathy Strikes Are Growing!

By |2019-01-21T17:45:20-07:00January 18th, 2019|LAUSD|

Since the start of the UTLA teacher’s strike at LAUSD on January 14, hundreds of SEIU Local 99 members have taken the courageous action to go on sympathy strikes. The teachers' demands are our demands too. We want smaller class sizes and more staffing to ensure our students have the services they need, including more [...]

SEIU 99 Members Launch Second Wave of Sympathy Strikes

By |2019-01-18T11:05:27-07:00January 17th, 2019|LAUSD|

SEIU Local 99 members have been out in force supporting teachers' demands for smaller class sizes, more staffing, and greater investment in our students. Ten schools went out on sympathy strikes during the first four days of the teachers' strike. On Friday, January 18, hundreds of members at an additional ten schools will not report [...]

Standing Strong with Teachers on Day One of UTLA Strike

By |2019-01-16T11:53:34-07:00January 14th, 2019|LAUSD|

The rain and cold couldn’t stop us from standing union strong for our children and communities. As the teachers' kicked-off their strike, SEIU 99 members  joined them on the picket lines before and after school and during breaks. And at ten schools, members took the courageous step to give up their pay and sympathy strike [...]

LAUSD School Workers Will Join in Sympathy Strikes with Teachers at 10 Schools

By |2019-01-13T15:28:53-07:00January 13th, 2019|Media, Press Releases|

WHAT: Teacher Assistants, Special Education Assistants, Food Service Workers, Custodians and other Los Angeles Unified school workers with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 99 will strike at ten schools in support of teachers. WHY:    School workers support teachers’ demands for smaller class sizes, more staffing, and greater investment in students. They will [...]

We Demand Respect! We Demand to Bargain!

By |2018-12-12T16:09:17-07:00December 12th, 2018|LAUSD|

Members at Middleton Primary Center are among the many SEIU99 members who have been wearing stickers demanding RESPECT! Since the beginning of the current school year, LAUSD has been slow to respond on some key issues impacting thousands of Local 99 members and the students we serve. So, we’re taking action to demand [...]

Teacher Assistants Have the Right to a Grace Period to Complete College Credits

By |2018-12-12T15:38:06-07:00December 12th, 2018|LAUSD|

Degree Track Teacher Assistants are required to complete a minimum of 12 units a year as a condition of employment. Our contract, however, allows degree track teacher assistants who fall short of the annual requirement a one semester grace period during their career with the district. So, when LAUSD unjustly terminated a teacher assistant because [...]

SEIU Local 99 Education Workers Endorse Heather Repenning for LAUSD Board District 5 Seat

By |2018-12-05T17:47:18-07:00December 5th, 2018|LAUSD, Media, Press Releases|

Los Angeles, CA – The education workers of SEIU Local 99 have voted to endorse Heather Repenning for the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education (District 5). The endorsement comes following a process that included candidates completing an extensive questionnaire designed by SEIU Local 99 members and a town hall meeting on December [...]

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