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Child Care Providers Win Collective Bargaining Rights! Next Stop: Quality Child Care For All Gov. Gavin Newsom signs AB378; Workers Organized 16 Years for This Moment

By |2019-10-07T12:47:18-07:00September 30th, 2019|Child Care Providers, People-Powered Politics|

After 16 years of taking action and standing union strong, child care providers have won the right to collectively bargain a contract with the State of California. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Building a Better Early Care and Education System Act (AB 378) by Assemblymember Monique Limón into law on September 30, 2019.

Action Alert: Tell LAUSD to Stop Denying Summer Bridge Benefits

By |2019-09-28T13:26:04-07:00September 28th, 2019|LAUSD, Summer Fund, Summer Unemployment Insurance Benefits|

SEIU Local 99 education workers fought hard to pass California's Summer Bridge Fund law that provides school workers with a safety net to help them make it through the summer when no work is available. But LAUSD is wrongfully denying many workers access to the program and forcing families to struggle with hunger and eviction during the summer months. We've contacted the District repeatedly to fix this issue. But they refuse to move. It's time to take action.

Benefit Resource Fairs Learn more about Family Medical Leave, Tenant Rights, Housing, More!

By |2019-09-03T11:55:08-07:00September 3rd, 2019|Events|

Do you know there are laws and resources that protect you and your family? Come learn more about pregnancy leave, job protected leave to bond with your new child, paid sick days to care for yourself or a family member, affordable housing and more.

Summer Bridge Program: Eligibility Updates

By |2019-05-03T13:36:12-07:00May 2nd, 2019|Summer Fund|

Participating school districts have begun to notify members who applied of their eligibility in the Summer Bridge program, also called the CA School Employee Summer Assistance Program. Through this state program, that Local 99 members helped pass, eligible members will be able to set aside funds for the summer starting next school year (2019-20) and receive matching contributions from the state starting in the summer of 2020.

Child Care Providers Speak Out in Sacramento on International Workers Day Urge Legislators to Support Families' Top Needs: Good Union Jobs and Access to Quality Child Care

By |2019-05-23T16:36:26-07:00May 1st, 2019|Child Care Providers|

Child care providers , including dozens of members of SEIU Local 99, were joined by mothers, grandmothers, and community partners as they rallied in Sacramento and spoke directly with legislators on May 1st - May Day - for the right to negotiate with the state and to use their voice to make changes to California’s early childhood education system.

If You’re Not Participating in LAUSD Health Benefit Plans, You May Be Eligible for $3000 Cash Back

By |2019-05-03T11:26:51-07:00April 29th, 2019|LAUSD, Uncategorized|

Our union health care benefits contract allows for eligible district employees to receive $3000 per year if they choose not to participate in LAUSD health care benefits plans and have health coverage through their spouse/domestic partner’s employer, Medicare, Medicaid, or other source. To receive the cash-out payment, you must decline benefits in writing by submitting [...]

Heather Repenning Moves Forward in Race for LAUSD School Board

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

Sympathy Strikes Are Growing! Here's the list of schools ready to strike on Tuesday, January 22

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 [...]

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