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About Max Arias

Max Arias is the Executive Director of SEIU Local 99.

We Lifted Our Voices for Public Education Like Never Before

By |2019-06-07T10:34:52-07:00June 5th, 2019|LAUSD, Measure EE, Politics|

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.

We stand with you: Our SEIU Local 99 family touched by tragedy in Thousand Oaks

By |2018-12-05T16:22:11-07:00November 8th, 2018|Ventura County Community College District|

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!

By |2018-12-11T11:31:03-07:00November 6th, 2018|Child Care Providers, Politics|

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.

Lo logramos. ¡Elegimos campeones de familias trabajadoras y para la educación!

By |2018-11-16T10:41:43-07:00November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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.

They’re Listening!

By |2017-10-19T21:30:50-07:00June 20th, 2017|Bargaining Updates|

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.

Taking action and making progress

By |2017-10-19T21:30:50-07:00May 26th, 2017|Bargaining Updates|

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 [...]