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What We Care About2018-08-20T16:38:10+00:00

WHAT WE CARE ABOUT

We care about having good jobs, providing quality education, and building healthy, vibrant communities – and we believe these things all go hand-in-hand . That’s why we lead movements for change at the bargaining table, at our work sites, and at the ballot box.

We fight to win contracts that not only improve wages and benefits for our families, but that also improve staffing and programs for the students and families we serve. As education workers and parents, our commitment to ensuring every student has access to a quality education is deeply personal.

As union members, we exercise our collective voice at the ballot box to ensure that the things we care about—like fair pay, workplace respect, access to affordable health care—are prioritized. And we hold our elected officials accountable to students. If they say they’re going to expand funding for public education or pass laws that help working people, we make sure they do just that. 

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Strengthening Parents’ Voices at Schools Bill (AB 2261)

AB 2261 will strengthen the role of parents in their schools and make Community Representatives a classified position

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Summer Fund for Classified Employees

A program that creates a 1-to-1 state-matched summer fund for classified school employees.

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Collective Bargaining for Child Care Providers

Family child care providers give peace-of-mind to working parents by caring for their little ones every day. As educators, they play a vital role in their early development. Yet, providers are some of the lowest paid workers in the state and are denied the right to collective bargaining.

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November Election

Local 99 members have endorsed candidates for Governor, State Senator, and State Superintendent of Public Instruction. These offices make important policy and budget decisions that impact our jobs and communities. That’s why we must elect representatives who are on the side of working families.

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Protecting Access to Residency: Public Charge

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to change the rules so that immigrants who use public services cannot receive a green card. This means the children we care for, who use federally funded public breakfast/lunch program, may go hungry and our schools can lose federal funding.

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