The deadline to fill out your U.S. Census Questionnaire is fast approaching – September 30. Completing the census is critical to ensure our communities have the resources for quality public schools, hospitals and other public services we need now more than ever. Completing the Census is easy and fast. The census asks only 10 questions [...]
LAUSD’s Lack of Planning is Showing. Safety Will Not Be Compromised. Updates on COVID-19 Testing Sites, Teacher Assistant Health Benefits, Child Care and other programs the school district is rolling-out without full plans
As the new school year takes flight, it is clear that LAUSD still does not have many programs and practices in place. The most recent example is the roll-out of their COVID-19 testing sites. The safety of SEIU Local 99 members working on the front lines is critical and we will not allow the district [...]
Are Teacher Assistants allowed to be in Zoom breakout rooms without teachers? The same rules apply as if you were on a physical campus. You can be alone in a breakout room but only for a short amount of time. The teacher should be gone for no more than 10 minutes. Treat it as if [...]
As new school year is set to begin, LAUSD school workers reach agreement that expands support for distance learning, contact tracing plans
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release August 17, 2020; Contact: Blanca Gallegos - [email protected] Los Angeles, CA - School Custodians, Bus Drivers, Teacher Assistants and other dedicated education workers providing services to students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) have reached an agreement with the school district to ensure safety, equity and increased support [...]
Stop the Shutdown of Child Development Centers & the Layoff of Essential Workers at Santa Monica Malibu Unified
On July 16, the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School Board will be announcing their recommendation for the reopening of schools in the fall. They will be considering massive cuts to child development services and other critical student services. We must make our voices heard.
Join us for our monthly "regional" membership meeting on Zoom. Get updates on worksites, negotiations, Summer Bridge Fund, the fight for equity in education and more. This meeting is for members only and you must register to attend. We recommend you join the meeting via the Zoom App to make sure you can more fully [...]
Tell CA Legislators: Fund our Schools, Hospitals, Communities Real systemic change is impossible without the revenue to fund it.
Legislators have reached a deal on the 2020-21 state budget that rolls-back cuts that were initially proposed for child care, K-12 schools and community colleges, but it’s only a band-aid that stops the cuts for now. The COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustices have demonstrated that we need equitable, long-term investment in health care, education and [...]
When LAUSD decided to cut hours from Special Education Assistants and other paraprofessionals working the summer session, Local 99 member leaders on our Labor Management Committee immediately spoke out. After taking the issue directly to the district, today LAUSD agreed to reinstate assignments from 2.5 hours back to 4 hours. Members who declined ESY assignments [...]
Webinar: How Do We Eliminate Racial Inequities in Our Schools? Join us for a webinar on Saturday, June 27 at 10am
Learn more about how inequities in the funding and staffing of our schools impact the quality of education students receive and the quality of jobs in our school districts. Panelists include LA City Council Member Marqueece Harris-Dawson and LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia. What exactly is systemic racism? What does it mean for Black and [...]
Join SEIU Local 99 members at the Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington digital gathering. Saturday, June 20, 7am and 3pm and Sunday, June 21 at 3pm Join and watch the livestream at www.june2020.org Join us for the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low income people with our [...]