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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 [...]

Your Rights & Responsibilities in the Event of a Teachers’ Strike at LAUSD

By |2019-01-08T11:35:54-07:00December 5th, 2018|LAUSD|

Teachers at LAUSD have been in contract negotiations for over a year. They have voted to authorize a strike and announced January 10, 2019 as their strike deadline. While we hope that UTLA and the district can reach an agreement, we also know the power of workers making the courageous decision to strike in [...]

We stand with communities impacted by wildfires

By |2018-12-11T16:06:30-07:00November 13th, 2018|LAUSD, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Ventura County Community College District|

Assistance for union members impacted by the wildfires is now available. Donations to SEIU California's Disaster Relief Fund are also being accepted.

Aerobics & Yoga Classes at Local 99

By |2018-12-03T12:55:39-07:00November 6th, 2018|Member Benefits|

Get energized. Get healthy. And avoid gaining those extra holiday pounds. Join us for aerobics and yoga classes taught by popular and certified instructor Delanni Johnson. Free for SEIU Local 99 members. Delanni Johnson's program is designed to rebuild the body and mind through aerobics and yoga, two different concepts with the same end goal -- a healthy mind and a healthy body. Included in the workouts are healthy mind affirmations and positive encouragement.

Charter School Workers Shine a Light on Poverty Wages; Staffing Problems

By |2018-10-26T11:27:19-07:00October 26th, 2018|Press Releases|

Los Angeles, CA – Dozens of school custodians, food service workers, teacher assistants, and other dedicated school workers at The Accelerated Schools (TAS) were joined by parents and students in a spirited candle light vigil today calling attention to how poverty wages paid by TAS, a group of three charter schools in South L.A., are [...]

Standing Strong With Teachers at LAUSD

By |2018-11-13T15:36:20-07:00August 23rd, 2018|LAUSD|

From August 23 - 30, 2018, teachers with United Teachers Los Angeles will be voting on whether or not to authorize their contract bargaining team to call for a strike at the Los Angeles Unified School District. While it's too early to know if there will be a strike, we know the power of standing strong. That's why we support teachers in their fight to ensure that all students have a high-quality education.

Sign Language Interpreters, Speech & Language Pathology Assistants, School Occupational Therapy Assistants and Others Secure Permanent Scarcity Differential Pay

By |2018-06-20T18:01:38-07:00January 25th, 2018|Bargaining Updates, LAUSD|

Together in our union, we’ve secured a permanent scarcity differential for Sign Language Interpreters, Speech & Language Pathology Assistants, School Occupational Therapy Assistants and others at LAUSD who receive this additional pay. We’re also holding the District accountable to make sure they’re paid correctly. Every year, these members were concerned that LAUSD would cancel the [...]

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