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Take Action for Quality Schools, Good Jobs at LAUSD! Join the SEIU 99 Member Contract Advisory Council

By |2020-02-21T10:20:57-08:00February 21st, 2020|AB 2261, Bargaining Updates, LAUSD|

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

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.

New Protections for Beyond the Bell After School Workers

By |2020-02-21T10:19:21-08:00February 13th, 2020|LAUSD|

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.

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.

By |2020-02-05T13:21:37-08:00February 4th, 2020|LAUSD|

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.

How Teacher’s Assistant Guadalupe Valdovinos Got Her Job Back!

By |2019-12-26T14:56:30-08:00December 26th, 2019|LAUSD, Member Voices|

Teacher’s Assistant Guadalupe Valdovinos (Flournoy Elementary) was unfairly dismissed on Feb 20, 2019. She knew she was protected by her union contract and after reaching out to the membership resource center she won her case. Guadalupe will be reinstated, with backpay, and no loss of seniority. That’s union power!

Big Wins in 2019 Set the Stage for 2020

By |2019-12-19T12:39:12-08:00December 19th, 2019|Child Care Providers, LAUSD, People-Powered Politics, Summer Fund|

As we come to the end of 2019, we're celebrating some pretty amazing accomplishments Local 99 members won this year! From joining the strike lines in L.A. and Chicago to Child Care Providers winning the right to collectively bargain to making Summer Bridge a reality and addressing candidates for U.S. President about their positions on education - SEIU Local 99 members were on the front lines in 2019, making a difference for ourselves, our students, and our communities.

SEIU Local 99 Education Workers Endorse Patricia Castellanos, Jackie Goldberg, Scott Schmerelson and George McKenna for LAUSD Board

By |2020-01-30T13:29:30-08:00December 16th, 2019|LAUSD, People-Powered Politics, Press Release|

The custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, special education assistants, and other dedicated education workers of SEIU Local 99 have voted to back George McKenna (District 1), Scott Schmerelson (District 3), Jackie Goldberg (District 5) and Patricia Castellanos (District 7) for the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. The LAUSD primary election is on March 3, 2020.

When We Fight, We Win! LAUSD Reinstates Hundreds of Members to Summer Bridge Program

By |2019-11-06T14:44:01-08:00November 6th, 2019|LAUSD, Summer Fund|

Earlier this year, LAUSD wrongfully denied hundreds of SEIU Local 99 members enrollment in the Summer Bridge Fund (also called the Classified School Employee Summer Assistance Program). The district claimed these members were not eligible because they worked the 2019 summer session. We fought back and more than 1300 members are now back in the program.

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