Our full contract with LAUSD expires on June 30, 2020. Let's stand strong for good jobs, more staffing for student services, and a voice for quality education. The first step is to elect our bargaining team. Nominations are now open.
As we come to the end of 2019, we're celebrating some pretty amazing accomplishments Local 99 members won this year! From joining the strike lines in L.A. and Chicago to Child Care Providers winning the right to collectively bargain to making Summer Bridge a reality and addressing candidates for U.S. President about their positions on education - SEIU Local 99 members were on the front lines in 2019, making a difference for ourselves, our students, and our communities.
We fought hard in Sacramento to win the Summer Bridge Fund. Now, as the program begins to roll-out, we've continued to work with the state and we’ve won important updates that expand and improve the summer bridge fund. Updates that go into effect during the 2020-21 school year include a $62,400/year income threshold for eligibility. Any work you do outside of the school district does not affect your eligibility.
We officially opened negotiations with LAUSD on June 18, 2019 over our 2019-2020 wage increases. Our Bargaining Team spoke before the school board to let them know we’re ready to bargain for fair and equitable raises and real solutions to staffing shortages that impact student learning.
As the school year draws to a close, we’re also completing a season that put public education front and center in our communities. We're proud to say that SEIU Local 99 members played a big part in this.
Many members working in the Ventura County Community College District know students and community members who were at the Borderline Bar and Grill last night. Our hearts go out to you.
We Did it! We Elected Working Family and Education Worker Champions! SEIU99 members led efforts to elect Gavin Newsom for Governor
For nearly two months leading up to election day, SEIU Local 99 members reached out to thousands of voters on the phone and during neighborhood door-to-door walks. We played a key role in electing Gavin Newsom for California Governor, a leader who has clearly expressed his commitment to strengthening education, including child care and child care providers' right to collective bargaining.
Durante casi dos meses previos al día de las elecciones, los miembros de SEIU Local 99 nos comunicamos con miles de votantes por teléfono y durante caminatas de puerta en puerta. Tuvimos un papel clave en la elección de Gavin Newsom para gobernador de California, un líder que ha expresado claramente su compromiso de fortalecer la educación, incluyendo el cuidado infantil y el derecho a la negociación colectiva para las proveedoras de cuidado infantil.
We had a spirited and emotional Speak-Out in front of LAUSD Headquarters on Tuesday, June 13. And there’s no doubt that it had an impact on our bargaining session on Friday, June 16. One of the first things the LAUSD negotiators said was that the School Board heard us -- and the District is working on a wage proposal to present to us soon. We let them know that we’re looking forward to a fair proposal.
There’s good news to report on our LAUSD contract negotiations. This is Max Arias, SEIU Local 99 Executive Director and Chief Negotiator. Our Bargaining Team met with the District on Wednesday, May 24. We made some significant progress on language around labor management committees. It gives us a much stronger [...]