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State Budget Update: Good news on Summer Bridge, Layoff Protections – but there’s still work to do

By |2020-07-02T10:59:00-07:00June 27th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics, Summer Fund|

This week, Governor Newsom and the state legislators reached an agreement on California’s 2020-21 budget. It rolls-back cuts that were initially proposed for K-12 schools and community colleges, but we still have a lot to do to ensure an equitable budget. Read more for the highlights.

SEIU 99 “Regional” Membership Zoom Meeting: June 30 @4pm

By |2020-06-27T12:00:37-07:00June 27th, 2020|All Bargaining Units|

Join us for our monthly "regional" membership meeting on Zoom. Get updates on worksites, negotiations, Summer Bridge Fund, the fight for equity in education and more. This meeting is for members only and you must register to attend. We recommend you join the meeting via the Zoom App to make sure you can more fully [...]

Tell CA Legislators: Fund our Schools, Hospitals, Communities Real systemic change is impossible without the revenue to fund it.

By |2020-06-24T18:12:53-07:00June 24th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

Legislators have reached a deal on the 2020-21 state budget that rolls-back cuts that were initially proposed for child care, K-12 schools and community colleges, but it’s only a band-aid that stops the cuts for now. The COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustices have demonstrated that we need equitable, long-term investment in health care, education and [...]

Webinar: How Do We Eliminate Racial Inequities in Our Schools? Join us for a webinar on Saturday, June 27 at 10am

By |2020-06-25T10:52:47-07:00June 23rd, 2020|All Bargaining Units|

Learn more about how inequities in the funding and staffing of our schools impact the quality of education students receive and the quality of jobs in our school districts. Panelists include LA City Council Member Marqueece Harris-Dawson and LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia. What exactly is systemic racism? What does it mean for Black and [...]

Policing In Our Schools: Bold Change is Needed

By |2020-07-02T11:00:05-07:00June 22nd, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

As education workers whose jobs are to ensure clean, safe and supportive learning environments for students, we have been addressing the issue of defunding school police within our union. It is not an easy debate, but one thing is clear to us: change is necessary. The LAUSD school board will be taking on the issue [...]

Poor People’s Campaign Join the Moral March on Washington Digital Gathering: June 20 and 21

By |2020-06-19T13:58:12-07:00June 19th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

Join SEIU Local 99 members at the Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington digital gathering.  Saturday, June 20, 7am and 3pm and Sunday, June 21 at 3pm Join and watch the livestream at www.june2020.org Join us for the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low income people with our [...]

March to Defund the Police … And Invest in Our Schools Tuesday, June 16, 10am @Miguel Contreras Learning Complex

By |2020-06-17T10:15:49-07:00June 15th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

As we put our demands for racial justice into action, SEIU Local 99 is firmly in support of defunding the police. But, to be clear, defunding the police does not mean eliminating the police. It means defunding the policies and practices that criminalize our children and promote the school to prison pipeline. It means no guns or handcuffs or choke holds on our children. It means more investment in education, counseling, parent engagement, after school programs and other services that have been decimated over the last several decades – with dire consequences on Black and Brown communities. Join us as we rally with Black Lives Matter-LA and other groups standing strong for justice and equity!

We’re one step closer to making lasting change for California schools and communities. Join us to celebrate June 9-10

By |2020-06-05T13:21:10-07:00June 5th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

The Schools & Communities First Initiative has officially qualified for the November ballot! This comes after the campaign had submitted a historic 1.7 million signatures of support , an effort powered by SEIU Local 99 members along with tens of thousands of volunteers, endorsers, and supporters throughout California. Join a virtual celebration with special guest Dolores Huerta.

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