SEIU members worked hard to pass a new California law, Senate Bill 95, that allows workers to take up to 80 hours of Supplemental Paid Sick Leave if they are unable to work due do COVID-19 related issues, including to care for yourself or a family member or for vaccine-related issues. Below is language from [Read more]
For those who missed it, this is a recording from our March 30 Regional Membership Meeting. This meeting covered recent updates in school re-openings, bargaining and policies around COVID-19 vaccinations with school employers, bargaining updates for CCPU, and more.
In honor of Women's History Month in March, we're celebrating the immigrant women essential workers who are making invaluable sacrifices and contributions to our communities on the frontlines of the Covid-19 crisis. Essential workers, many of whom are undocumented immigrants and women, are risking their lives during this deadly pandemic to care for our communities, [Read more]
For those who missed it, this is a recording from the presentation given by Dr. Kimberly Petrick on the COVID-19 vaccine at the February 23 Membership Meeting.
GOOD NEWS! All workers in the education sector, including classified school employees, community college workers, day care and family child care providers, can begin receiving their COVID-19 vaccination starting March 1. This is a big step to begin the process for a safe return to in-person classes and to ensure the health and safety of [Read more]
Take Action: State Legislators are about to vote on funding for re-opening of schools for in-person instruction
As we move forward toward the reopening of schools for in-person instruction, we need state legislators to ensure a safe and equitable reopening for all students and education workers. In the coming days, they'll be taking a vote on the budget. Take action by sending legislators an email today. It's easy. Just click here. Tell them [Read more]
For those who missed it, this is the complete recording of the Regional Membership Meeting that took place on Zoom on Jan. 26, 2021. This meeting featured a presentation and Q & A on the COVID-19 vaccine from Drs. Lorenzo Gonzalez and Amber Lara from the Harbor UCLA Medical Center.
Today, on the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we honor his legacy by continuing the fight for his dream of racial, social and economic equity and justice in America. Here are five quotes by Dr. King that speak to our values as education workers and advocates for our students and communities.
COVID-19 is preventable and treatable, but only if we ensure working people are informed and protected. We must continue practicing basic wellness like frequent handwashing and staying home if we’re sick can help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Now that there are vaccines available, you may have questions and concerns about its safety and effectiveness. [Read more]
For those who missed it, this is the complete recording of the General Membership Meeting that took place on Zoom on Dec. 3, 2020. If you would like to be notified via email of future SEIU Local 99 webinars, please consider subscribing to receive our emails.