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 [...]
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 [...]
Schools & Communities First Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot With Historic 1.7 Million Signatures The initiative will reclaim $12 billion a year for public schools and communities throughout California
Today, the Schools & Communities First coalition, which SEIU Local 99 is a part of, will submit more than 1.7 million voter signatures—the most ever submitted in California for a ballot measure—supporting the Schools & Communities First initiative for the November 2020 ballot. SEIU Local 99 Members and Member Leaders should be proud in collecting 10,153 of those signatures, surpassing our goal of 9,375.
The Coronavirus Outbreak: Latest Information Answers to your questions about worksite closures, your job, and more
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.
Even as votes continue to be counted, it’s clear that SEIU Local 99 members made a difference in the March 3 Super Tuesday primary election. In the months leading up to election day, Local 99 members and staff contacted thousands of voters on the phone and during weekend neighborhood walks – and the results for LAUSD and Compton Unified school board show our voices were heard.
Take Action for Quality Schools, Good Jobs at LAUSD! Join the SEIU 99 Member Contract Advisory Council
Our bargaining team negotiates our contract directly with LAUSD management -- and guiding and advising their work is the new Member Contract Advisory Council. This is a group of members who will meet regularly with our bargaining team to make recommendations on contract proposals and plan actions and activities to support negotiations. Winning a strong contract is up to all of us. Join the Member Contract Advisory Council today!
People-Powered Politics: 2020 Elections Page is Live! See the Candidates SEIU Local 99 Members are Supporting and Get Involved
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.
In 2018, the California School Employees Association (CSEA) sponsored Assembly Bill 2160, authored by the current Superintendent of Public Instruction - Tony Thurmond, to bring Playground Aides, and after-school workers into the classified service. Before we were “at-will” employees, meaning we could be fired whenever and for whatever reason. AB 2160 will strengthen the relationships we have with our schools, communities, and students. With permanent status, Playground Aides and Beyond the Bell workers gain strong protections and the same benefits/rights all classified employees enjoy. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.
Our full contract with LAUSD expires on June 30, 2020. Let's stand strong for good jobs, more staffing for student services, and a voice for quality education. The first step is to elect our bargaining team. Nominations are now open.
LAUSD Labor-Management Committee Elections on February 8 Take the lead to improve our jobs and student services. Nominations are now open. Election is February 8.
Do you want to help resolve worksite issues? Have ideas on how we can improve student services? Join one of our Labor Management Committees (LMC). These committees are made-up of members who meet regularly with school district administrators to find solutions to worksite problems, improve working conditions, and improve the student services we provide. Nominations are now open and voting for contested seats will take place on February 8.