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We did it! Our new contract will lift up all TAS families!

By |2019-03-11T16:58:18-07:00March 11th, 2019|Small K-12 Units, TAS|

On March 8, SEIU Local 99 members and classified staff at The Accelerated Schools (TAS), a charter school in South Los Angeles, voted to overwhelmingly ratify their tentative agreement with TAS management. For years, employees at TAS dealt with poverty wages, zero paid holidays, minimal sick days, and disrespect on the job. This new agreement will lift the standard of living for every TAS employee and bring good jobs to one of Los Angeles poorest neighborhoods. Read some of the highlights.

Providers Hit Sacramento to Secure the Right to Collectively Bargain

By |2019-02-07T15:57:45-07:00February 7th, 2019|Child Care Providers, Member Voices, Politics|

Family child care providers, other SEIU members, parents, and their children spent the day in Sacramento to talk to legislators about the recently unveiled Assembly Bill 378, or the Building a Better Early Care and Education System Act. AB 378, authored by AssemblyMember Monique Limón, will allow family child care providers to have a strong voice to improve early education by granting them the same rights every work across the country has -- the right to collectively bargain and have a union.

California Child Care Providers Renew Push for Collective Bargaining Rights

By |2019-02-07T15:30:39-07:00February 7th, 2019|Child Care Providers, Media, Member Voices, Politics|

Hundreds of family child care providers from across California visited Sacramento to speak to legislators about AB378, a bill that would allow dedicated early educators the right to unionize and negotiate with the state. Eleven other states already have granted child care providers the right to collectively bargain and make improvements to their child care system.

Bargaining Update: Impact of the Teacher’s Strike

By |2019-01-08T09:22:22-07:00January 4th, 2019|Bargaining Updates, LAUSD|

On Thursday, January 3 we met with LAUSD to bargain over the impact the January 10 teacher’s strike will have on SEIU Local 99 members and schools. We brought to this meeting many of our questions and concerns in an effort to learn about the District’s plans to safely operate schools during UTLA’s strike.

Strengthening Parent Voices in Schools (AB 2261)

By |2019-01-08T11:56:35-07:00January 4th, 2019|AB 2261, LAUSD, Politics, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units|

Community Representatives are an important liaison between schools and the community. They serve a key role as problem-solvers in our schools. In the past, Community Representatives were essentially treated like temporary employees. So in 2018, we put forth Assembly Bill 2261 to address these issues. Here's what we've won with AB 2261.

Caring for Children With Special Needs

By |2018-11-13T16:52:48-07:00November 13th, 2018|Child Care Providers|

For the past two months, hundreds of providers at SEIU Local 99 have participated in a series of workshops hosted by the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) called the Inclusion Collaborative. The Inclusion Collaborative is a three-part series discussing challenging behaviors, inclusion & disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Have You Heard About the Changes to the Public Charge Rule?

By |2018-10-17T16:41:35-07:00October 15th, 2018|Public Charge|

On October 10, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued proposed changes to a federal rule as an attack on immigrant families and their right to vital services like health care, education, nutrition, and housing. DHS says it wants to change the rules so that immigrants who use public services cannot receive a green card. But, current law already restricts which public services immigrants can use! Trump’s proposed rule is unnecessary and rips away the most basic safety net that protects us all. The rule is not on the books now but if it goes into effect it will hurt Local 99 families. We can stop the hate but, we need your help! Tell DHS why this rule is a bad idea.

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