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Family Child Care Providers Say Union Yes! Family child care providers - SEIU Local 99 Members - voted to certify their union Child Care Providers United in the largest union election in 20 years!

By |July 27th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, Labor News|

An estimated 15,000 child care providers in Los Angeles County alone will now join our SEIU Local 99 family. Together, we’ll now be a union of nearly 50,000 education workers. We’ll have an even stronger voice to fight for the safe reopening of schools, quality public education from cradle to career and good jobs for all of us who contribute to student learning.

Strike For Black Lives – July 20th Workers across the country will rise up and go on strike for Black lives.

By |July 16th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, Events, People-Powered Politics|

On Monday, July 20 thousands of workers across 20 cities, including Los Angeles, will walk off the job, and protest for Black lives. They are walking out to say #BlackLivesMatter is necessary to win justice for all workers. SEIU Local 99 members will be supporting these courageous workers.

South LA Won’t Be Ignored! The Accelerated Schools (TAS) Board of Trustees ignore community when we attend board meetings, so we took the community to them

By |February 26th, 2020|TAS|

On February 26, community members took our fight for charter accountability to the workplaces, businesses, and educational institutions of the members of The Accelerated Schools (TAS) Board of Trustees. Trustees choose to ignore our community when we attend board meetings, so we took the community to them.

Take Action for Quality Schools, Good Jobs at LAUSD! Join the SEIU 99 Member Contract Advisory Council

By |February 21st, 2020|AB 2261, LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

Our bargaining team negotiates our contract directly with LAUSD management -- and guiding and advising their work is the new Member Contract Advisory Council. This is a group of members who will meet regularly with our bargaining team to make recommendations on contract proposals and plan actions and activities to support negotiations. Winning a strong contract is up to all of us. Join the Member Contract Advisory Council today!

2020: What 40,000 United Child Care Providers Can Do Providers from across the state file over 10,000 cards of support at state offices in Sacramento, setting off our union election.

By |February 14th, 2020|Child Care Providers, Labor News|

On Feb. 5 family child care providers delivered 10,000 union cards in Sacramento, setting off the process for our union election. We will be receiving our ballots in the mail soon! Together, providers will be able to bargain collectively with the state and make improvements to early care and education.

New Laws Help Protect Families & Expand Access to Early Care

By |February 14th, 2020|Child Care Providers, People-Powered Politics|

Throughout 16 years of organizing, we have worked hard to ensure working families have the highest quality of care possible. We have made the demands of parents and children front and center, including eliminating unnecessary bureaucratic paperwork and advocating for more funds and slots for child care. 2019 was no different. We were able to pass key legislations alongside our Early Care and Education partners.

New Protections for Beyond the Bell After School Workers

By |February 13th, 2020|LAUSD|

In 2018, the California School Employees Association (CSEA) sponsored Assembly Bill 2160, authored by the current Superintendent of Public Instruction - Tony Thurmond, to bring Playground Aides, and after-school workers into the classified service. Before we were “at-will” employees, meaning we could be fired whenever and for whatever reason. AB 2160 will strengthen the relationships we have with our schools, communities, and students. With permanent status, Playground Aides and Beyond the Bell workers gain strong protections and the same benefits/rights all classified employees enjoy. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

TAS Board Served with Legal Action!

By |January 10th, 2020|TAS|

Our actions are making a difference at TAS and obligating them to follow the law when it comes to being open and inclusive of our community. On December 30, 2019, open records activist and professor Michael Kohlhass filed a petition asking for TAS to comply with his six prior requests for the schools’ public records. He also sent a letter on December 19, 2019, requesting TAS cease and desist with their illegal practices and violations of the Brown Act or face further legal action.

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