After years of hard work—including hundreds of members going to Sacramento year-after-year to talk to legislators, and electing politicians who support classified employees—the Summer Bridge Fund is finally a reality. To be able to participate in the program, you must apply before March 1, 2019. Here’s what you need to do and what happens after you submit your application.
Después de años de arduo trabajo—incluyendo cientos de miembros viajando a Sacramento año tras año para hablar con nuestros legisladores y la elección de políticos que apoyan a los empleados clasificados—el Fondo de Verano es finalmente una realidad. En junio del 2018, el Gobernador Brown firmó un presupuesto estatal, que incluye $50 millones para un [...]
We're proud to offer math tutoring for children of SEIU Local 99 members and aerobics & yoga classes for all. Here's the schedule of classes: Math Tutoring for Middle Schoolers - Jan. 29 through March 26 Tuesdays, 5 - 7 pm at all Local 99 offices (Please note classes will not be held in the [...]
Special shout out to SEIU Local 99 members in the San Fernando Valley who had the largest concentration of schools that committed sympathy strike with teachers, including Haskell STEAM Magnet, Herrick Elementary, Hart St. Elementary, and Sylmar High School.
Press Release: LAUSD Teacher Assistants, Special Ed Assistants, Custodians, Food Service Workers Ready to Support Striking Teachers
If a strike occurs on Monday, SEIU Local 99 members at several schools are ready to show their support for teachers by joining them in a sympathy strike. See which schools are participating.
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Thursday cleared the path for a teachers’ strike to start Monday, January 14. Now that LAUSD teachers have the legal clearance to go on strike, the question is whether UTLA and LAUSD will be able to reach an agreement before Monday and avert a strike. The two parties meet again on Friday.
We've just launched a page dedicated to providing resources and information about a potential UTLA strike. Get answers to commonly asked questions, get updates on the strike and SEIU Local 99's talks with LAUSD over relevant workplace issues, easily report violations. Share this link with your fellow members: seiu99.org/utlastrike.
This past Saturday, Local 99 member leaders came together for a day of leadership development at Universal City Sheraton. This was followed by our annual Member Recognition Gala where exceptional leaders across our union were recognized for their work as organizers, representatives, and as high contributors to COPE. Check out the photos from the events!
Amazon has just announced a minimum wage of $15 an hour for its U.S. employees. Given Amazon’s size and clout, the move Tuesday is a major victory for the Fight for $15 movement, which was spearheaded by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in 2013. Already, several states and cities have raised their minimum wages above the federal one. The online giant also said it will push Congress to increase the federal minimum wage, now at $7.25.
Per the SEIU Local 99 Constitution and Bylaws, the Local 99 Executive Board will be filling Industry Division Delegate vacancies for the following: LAUSD Board District #1, LAUSD Board District #4, LAUSD Board District #5, LACOE, Higher Education (VCCCD only), Early Education (3 delegate vacancies for MAOF and Options, with no more than two from one employer). The board welcomes all active and eligible members to join the team. Deadline to submit an application is October 14.