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Classified Employees’ Voices Are Heard in School Closure Guidelines Issued by Governor Gavin Newsom

By |2020-04-03T14:38:37-07:00April 3rd, 2020|Get Informed, LACOE, LAUSD, Mexican American Opportunity Fund, People-Powered Politics, Small K-12 Units, TAS, Ventura County Community College District|

SEIU Local 99 was part of a partnership with Governor Gavin Newsom that also included teachers, school boards, superintendents and principals that worked together to set-up guidelines for how we will work together to ensure instruction, student services, and safety all continue during school closures. The state guidelines specifically say that “All pay and [...]

Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA Leave for Employees Impacted by COVID-19

By |2020-04-03T10:29:51-07:00April 2nd, 2020|Get Informed, LAUSD, Mexican American Opportunity Fund, Small K-12 Units, TAS, Ventura County Community College District|

On March 18, 2020, the U.S. Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("Act"). For California public agencies, including K-12 school districts and colleges, the Act includes two provisions that will immediately impact employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act [...]

The Coronavirus Outbreak: Latest Information Answers to your questions about worksite closures, your job, and more

By |2020-04-02T20:19:05-07:00March 9th, 2020|Child Care Providers, Get Informed, LAUSD, Small K-12 Units, TAS, Ventura County Community College District|

Your health and safety are the priority as employers and communities work to prevent the spread of coronavirus. SEIU Local 99 is working with employers, schools, and the state of California to review and provide input on their emergency and preparedness plans, including planning around school closures.

People-Powered Politics: 2020 Elections Page is Live! See the Candidates SEIU Local 99 Members are Supporting and Get Involved

By |2020-02-13T13:54:35-08:00February 13th, 2020|Get Informed, LAUSD, People-Powered Politics, Small K-12 Units|

An important part of our mission as a union is to raise the standard of living for all members and all working people. Part of this work means electing to office women and men who make policy and budgetary decisions that affect our jobs and communities. Today, we launch our 2020 Elections web page where members can learn about key elections our union is involved in, the candidates SEIU Local 99 members have endorsed, and how you can be part of the change.

How Today’s Unions Help Working People

By |2018-07-31T16:51:24-07:00November 8th, 2017|Get Informed, Labor News|

In a comprehensive new report, How Today’s Unions Help Working People, EPI researchers detail how collective bargaining plays an essential role in today’s labor market, by raising working people’s wages and supporting a fair and prosperous economy as well as a vibrant democracy—and how workers’ freedom to join together and bargain with their employer is under attack.

The Racist Origins of Right-to-Work

By |2018-07-31T16:51:50-07:00October 12th, 2017|Get Informed, Labor News|

As right-to-work laws proliferate, it’s worth remembering that they originated as a means to maintain Jim Crow labor relations in the South and to beat back what was seen as a Jewish conspiracy. No one was more important in placing right-to-work on the conservative political agenda than Vance Muse of the Christian American Association, a larger-than-life Texan whose own grandson described him as “a white supremacist, an anti-Semite, and a Communist-baiter, a man who beat on labor unions not on behalf of working people, as he said, but because he was paid to do so.”