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Short Staffing, Impossible Workloads

By |July 29th, 2022|Member Voices|

Short Staffing, Impossible Workloads Deborah Hamilton remembers the exact day she started working as a Custodian at LAUSD: January 11, 1995. A lot has changed since that day 27 years ago.  The biggest difference, she says, is the drastic reduction in staff. “When I first started, I was in a crew of nine workers. [Read more]

Our Job is Not Easy

By |July 28th, 2022|Member Voices|

Our Job is Not Easy When Elizabeth Thomas-Parker discovered two of her children had learning disabilities, she became a special education advocate for children with special needs and their families. Her passion for helping others is what started her decades-long career at LAUSD. Our Job is Not Easy [Read more]

Health Benefits Agreement Reached! LAUSD to Increase Contributions! Unit B & C Members Must Vote to Ratify.

By |July 25th, 2022|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

SEIU Local 99 and our union partners on the Health Benefits Committee have reached an agreement with LAUSD that ensures the necessary funding of our health benefits at the district through 2023 and beyond. As part of the agreement for SEIU Local 99 members in Units B and C, LAUSD will increase its contributions [Read more]

SMMUSD Tentative Agreement Reached! See What We’ve Won and How to Vote!

By |July 18th, 2022|Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units|

Our SEIU Local 99 Bargaining Team is pleased to announce a Tentative Agreement (TA) has been reached with SMMUSD for our full contract! The one-year agreement1 (effective 7/1/21 - 6/30/22) includes:10% on-schedule wage increase effective July 1, 2021. When ratified, the base pay for ALL SEIU unit members increases by 10%, with retroactive “back-pay” calculated [Read more]

Coming July 23rd: SEIU Local 99’s 12th Annual Family Picnic

By |June 21st, 2022|All Bargaining Units, Events|

Our summer picnic is back! SEIU Local 99 has planned a fun-filled day with food, activities for all ages, and a live DJ. Come and join your friends, brothers, and sisters of SEIU Local 99 for a great time! The picnic is free for SEIU Local 99 members and up to five guests ages 3+, but capacity is limited. You must register to attend.

Electing Champions to the LAUSD School Board is the First Step in Making Our Voices Heard

By |April 1st, 2022|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

We believe excellent public schools are equitable schools where all students have access to a quality education no matter where they live, where they come from, the color of their skin or their abilities. To achieve this, we’re fighting for a LAUSD contract that improves cleanliness, health and safety, academic support, and the jobs we do that make quality education possible.

Labor Management Committees Will Address Job-Specific Issues in Negotiations

By |April 1st, 2022|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

Negotiations for our next full contract with LAUSD will kick-off on April 7. While our bargaining team will be negotiating directly with LAUSD administrators on wages, benefits and working conditions, we’re approaching negotiations a little differently this time. Members on our Labor Management Committees will play a vital role in negotiating with LAUSD Department heads on job-specific issues.

We’re Fighting to Make the Summer Fund Permanent and Expand Eligibility to Community College Employees

By |March 28th, 2022|LAUSD, Lynwood Unified School District, People-Powered Politics, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units, Summer Fund|

While the Summer Bridge Fund Program has postively impacted the lives of thousands of school employees, our work isn't finished. AB 1691 (Medina) will create a permanent funding mechanism that includes a dollar-to-dollar match and opens up the program to community college employees as well. Learn more.

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