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About Denae Ayala

SEIU Local 99 Communications Specialist

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.

You Shouldn’t Get Punished for Getting Sick Let’s move California Legislators to Pass Senate Bill 205- School and Community College Employees Sick Leave

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

During the pandemic, we all worried about what would happen if we got seriously sick and had to be out of work for months. What if we used all our sick leave? How would we pay bills? Senate Bill 205 by Senator Connie Leyva proposes to offer five months of full salary paid sick [Read more]

LAUSD Building and Grounds Workers Are Helping To Keep Schools Safe & Sanitized

By |April 23rd, 2021|Member Voices|

Andrea Quiroga has been a building & grounds, custodial worker, with LAUSD for six years now. She says she understands how important being an essential worker during the pandemic is to the health and safety of students and the community. But it has added extra tasks to her day and caused more stress.

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