Earlier this year, LAUSD wrongfully denied hundreds of SEIU Local 99 members enrollment in the Summer Bridge Fund (also called the Classified School Employee Summer Assistance Program). The district claimed these members were not eligible because they worked the 2019 summer session. We fought back and more than 1300 members are now back in the program.
Over 25 years ago in California, a conservative political climate, national recession, and shift in demographics led to a xenophobic backlash, coming to head as the anti-immigrant ballot initiative of Prop 187 in 1994. While conservatives expected us to hide in fear, we banded together and mobilized by the millions. Join us in honoring the movement that crushed the racist Prop 187. Free Bus Transportation from SEIU Local 99's L.A. Office to rally.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Providers Call on Legislature to Strengthen Child Care System, Support Legislation that would Close Loophole and Ensure Right to Collective Bargaining