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Family Child Care Providers Say Union Yes! Family child care providers - SEIU Local 99 Members - voted to certify their union Child Care Providers United in the largest union election in 20 years!

By |July 27th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, Labor News|

An estimated 15,000 child care providers in Los Angeles County alone will now join our SEIU Local 99 family. Together, we’ll now be a union of nearly 50,000 education workers. We’ll have an even stronger voice to fight for the safe reopening of schools, quality public education from cradle to career and good jobs for all of us who contribute to student learning.

Proveedoras de Cuidado Infantil Familiar Dicen Unión Si! Proveedoras de cuidado infantil familiar - Miembros de SEIU Local 99 - votaron para certificar su unión Proveedoras de Cuidado Infantil Unidas en la más grande elección sindical en 20 años.

By |July 27th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, Labor News|

Child Care Providers United - Proveedoras de Cuidado Infantil Unidas consta de tres sindicatos locales - SEIU Local 99, SEIU Local 521 y UDW-AFSCME 3930. Un estimado de 15,000 miembros se unirán a nuestra familia de SEIU Local 99 fortaleciendo nuestra voz como trabajadores de la educación unidos. Juntos, continuaremos luchando por la equidad educativa y la justicia racial para todos los niños de California.

2020: What 40,000 United Child Care Providers Can Do Providers from across the state file over 10,000 cards of support at state offices in Sacramento, setting off our union election.

By |February 14th, 2020|Child Care Providers, Labor News|

On Feb. 5 family child care providers delivered 10,000 union cards in Sacramento, setting off the process for our union election. We will be receiving our ballots in the mail soon! Together, providers will be able to bargain collectively with the state and make improvements to early care and education.

Solidarity: LA School Workers Stand with Chicago Strikers

By |October 16th, 2019|Labor News, LAUSD, Member Voices|

Special Education Assistants, Classroom Aides, Custodians, Bus Aides and 7000 other SEIU Local 73 classified employees at Chicago Public Schools (CPS) are on strike with teachers who are members of the Chicago Teachers’ Union (CTU). We are proud to stand with them. SEIU Local 99 Member Jeanette Verbera, a Special Education Assistant at LAUSD, and Organizer Toi Jackson are on the picket lines in Chicago standing in solidarity with our Local 73 brothers and sisters. Read Toi's report from the strike lines.

Major Victory in Our Fight for $15 Movement: Amazon Raises Wages to $15

By |October 2nd, 2018|Labor News|

Amazon has just announced a minimum wage of $15 an hour for its U.S. employees. Given Amazon’s size and clout, the move Tuesday is a major victory for the Fight for $15 movement, which was spearheaded by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in 2013. Already, several states and cities have raised their minimum wages above the federal one. The online giant also said it will push Congress to increase the federal minimum wage, now at $7.25.

Missouri’s Working People Overwhelmingly Reject Right to Work

By |August 8th, 2018|Labor News|

Tuesday, August 7 was historic for working people in Missouri. Wealthy corporate interests tried to use their money to rig the system in favor of the 1%. But Missourians rejected the cynical power grab by an overwhelming 2-1 majority. Something big is happening with America’s working people—something that will bring change—and last night was just the latest evidence of this groundswell.

How Today’s Unions Help Working People

By |November 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 |October 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.”

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