About Denae Ayala

SEIU Local 99 Communications Specialist

SMMUSD Bargaining Team Run-off Election: Cast Your Vote Now! Voting is now open through 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 14

By |October 11th, 2021|Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units, SMMUSD Bargaining Updates|

We have a tie for the 3rd seat on our bargaining team for Unit 2: Operations and Support Classified Employees. Our Local 99 Elections Committee has determined that a run-off election is needed to break the tie. 

SMMUSD Bargaining Team Results Are In! We have a tie for the 3rd seat in Unit 2! Be ready to vote on Tuesday

By |October 8th, 2021|Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, SMMUSD Bargaining Updates|

THE FINAL RESULTS ARE IN! Members voted and final results are in for Units 1 and 3. A run-off election will be held for Unit 2. Votes have been tallied and verified and members have been elected to be part of the team negotiating our next full contract with SMMUSD. We do have a [Read more]

Why we are Saying NO to the Wasteful, Partisan Recall

By |August 10th, 2021|People-Powered Politics|

Governor Gavin Newsom has stood with education workers to protect jobs, keep our communities safe and invest in quality schools and child care.  Now, anti-worker extremists and Trump supporters want to take it all away.  Decades of hard-won progress are at stake if Gov. Newsom is recalled,  including increased pay, the summer [Read more]

LAUSD has Confirmed the Payment Dates for Wage Increases + Bonus

By |July 29th, 2021|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

UPDATE! Our bargaining team has confirmed with LAUSD the payment dates of the bonuses and wage increases we recently negotiated in our contract.  $750 Bonus Members who are on semi-monthly payroll will receive the $750 on their August 23, 2021, paycheck. Members who are on the monthly payroll will receive the $750 on their August 31, [Read more]

Teacher Assistants must submit their current unit requirements to ensure they can continue employment with LAUSD

By |July 27th, 2021|LAUSD|

Unit requirements for the 2020-2021 school year were due on July 15, 2021. The grace period is due to expire and teacher assistants must submit their units now or lose employment with the district as of August 1, 2021.

Hero Pay & Respect for Essential Workers at Torrance Unified School District Join us at the TUSD virtual board meeting on Monday, June 21 at 7:00pm

By |June 19th, 2021|Torrance Unified School District, TUSD Bargaining Updates|

Our SEIU Local 99 member-led bargaining team met with the Torrance Unified School District management team last week to demand wage increases and a bonus.

Members at SMMUSD Win Hero Pay!

By |June 14th, 2021|Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, SMMUSD Bargaining Updates|

Santa Monica Malibu Unified members were on the frontlines disinfecting schools throughout the pandemic, preparing campuses for students’ safe return, and helping families in need. They were deemed essential workers, but the district would not recognize their work with hero pay. Members never gave up. They shared their stories, spoke out at school board meetings, signed petitions, and stood strong at the bargaining table. It paid off. On June 11, members ratified a new agreement that secures hero pay.

Let’s Make Reliable Internet Affordable and Accessible To All Let’s help pass Senate Bill 4 - The Broadband for All Act

By |May 27th, 2021|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

Many of our communities lack access to affordable and reliable internet access. According to the California Dream Index, broadband access is less accessible for Black, Latino and tribal communities in California.

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