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Let’s Make Reliable Internet Affordable and Accessible To All Let’s help pass Senate Bill 4 - The Broadband for All Act

By |May 27th, 2021|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

Many of our communities lack access to affordable and reliable internet access. According to the California Dream Index, broadband access is less accessible for Black, Latino and tribal communities in California.

You Shouldn’t Get Punished for Getting Sick Let’s move California Legislators to Pass Senate Bill 205- School and Community College Employees Sick Leave

By |May 27th, 2021|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

During the pandemic, we all worried about what would happen if we got seriously sick and had to be out of work for months. What if we used all our sick leave? How would we pay bills? Senate Bill 205 by Senator Connie Leyva proposes to offer five months of full salary paid sick [Read more]

SEIU Local 99 Members Took Action & Helped Move the Governor to Propose the Largest Education Funding in State History

By |May 27th, 2021|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

SEIU Local 99 members spoke with legislators during virtual lobby visits, made calls and sent emails to Governor Newsom and showed our strength as essential workers throughout the pandemic. This moved the Governor to increase funding for education in his May Revise Budget. The May revision includes funding that focuses on closing the learning gap that was significantly increased during the pandemic and dedicated dollars to fully reopen schools. Once the budget is approved, the funds in the state budget get dispersed to local school districts and agencies. This is the money that will be play in our contract negotiations. Check out this infographic of the Governor’s May Revision budget proposal.

‘Someone’s Gotta Do It’: A Day in the Life of a LAUSD Custodian

By |May 11th, 2021|All Bargaining Units|

Every weekday during the 2:30 PM to 11:00 PM timeframe, Edna Logan, a Building & Grounds Worker at Esteban Torres High School in East Los Angeles, is responsible for cleaning approximately 18 classrooms, 12 bathrooms, a staff lounge, and four rehearsal studios for the dance, theatre, and music programs. LA Taco spent a day in the life of Edna as part of their "Someone's Gotta Do It" series.

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