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.
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 [Read more]
We are Essential Not Expendable: Hero Pay & Respect for Essential Workers at Santa Monica Malibu Unified Join us at the SMMUSD Board Meeting on March 4 2021 at 5:30pm
Join us at the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School Board Meeting on Thursday, March 4 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
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.
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.
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 [Read more]
Health Benefits Contract with LAUSD extended through end of 2021 Eligible members’ health coverage will continue without changes
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’ [Read more]
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
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 [Read more]
Gov. Newsom’s state budget proposal provides some relief, but more is needed for everyone to recover
On January 8, Governor Newsom presented his budget proposal for 2021. The good news is that it includes several proposals to address the uneven nature of COVID-19 recovery, including direct support of $600 for individuals making less than $30,000 per year, loans and grants to small businesses, vaccination funding, funding to reopen schools, and extension [Read more]
Interview Candidates Running for State Senate District 30 Make politics work for us on school reopening, vaccines, pandemic recovery
The State Senators we elect will decide on funding to reopen schools, child care, health care and plans to recover from this pandemic. Come ask these candidates where they stand on the issues we care about and help decide who SEIU will endorse. Senate District 30 includes Culver City, Ladera Heights, and Westmont and the [Read more]