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If You’re Not Participating in LAUSD Health Benefit Plans, You May Be Eligible for $3000 Cash Back

By |2019-05-03T11:26:51-07:00April 29th, 2019|LAUSD, Uncategorized|

Our union health care benefits contract allows for eligible district employees to receive $3000 per year if they choose not to participate in LAUSD health care benefits plans and have health coverage through their spouse/domestic partner’s employer, Medicare, Medicaid, or other source. To receive the cash-out payment, you must decline benefits in writing by submitting [...]

Special Ed Assistants and a SLPA Talk About Their Work, the Need for More Funding, and Measure EE

By |2019-04-24T17:33:30-07:00April 24th, 2019|LAUSD, Measure EE, Member Voices|

On Tuesday, June 4, voters living in LAUSD boundaries will decide whether to pass Measure EE. If passed by two thirds of voters, Measure EE will generate $500 million a year for 12 years of additional locally-controlled funding for LAUSD. This is funding that will go into expanding the services we provide as [...]

Special Ed Labor Management Committee Takes On Staffing & Student Safety Concerns

By |2019-03-22T11:57:37-07:00March 22nd, 2019|LAUSD|

Members on our Special Education Labor Management Committee are working with LAUSD to implement the necessary training and staffing procedures to ensure that every student is receiving the services they need. During our meeting on March 21, we discussed Behavior Intervention Implementation Services, seniority in assignments, and concerns over students not riding school buses with Special Education Assistants.

Heather Repenning Moves Forward in Race for LAUSD School Board

By |2019-03-29T16:50:01-07:00March 15th, 2019|LAUSD, Politics|

SEIU Local 99 members worked hard over the past several months to contact thousands of voters to help elect Heather Repenning to the LAUSD School Board. Election day was Tuesday, March 5 , 2019 and the results were too close to call. On March 15, with every ballot counted, Heather Repenning has made it to [...]

We made it happen! Take the first step to apply for Summer Bridge Fund Program

By |2019-03-11T16:55:11-07:00March 11th, 2019|LAUSD, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units, Summer Fund|

After years of hard work—including hundreds of members going to Sacramento year-after-year to talk to legislators, and electing politicians who support classified employees—the Summer Bridge Fund is finally a reality. To be able to participate in the program, you must apply before March 1, 2019. Here’s what you need to do and what happens after you submit your application.

Sympathy Strikes Are Growing!

By |2019-01-21T17:45:20-07:00January 18th, 2019|LAUSD|

Since the start of the UTLA teacher’s strike at LAUSD on January 14, hundreds of SEIU Local 99 members have taken the courageous action to go on sympathy strikes. The teachers' demands are our demands too. We want smaller class sizes and more staffing to ensure our students have the services they need, including more [...]

SEIU 99 Members Launch Second Wave of Sympathy Strikes

By |2019-01-18T11:05:27-07:00January 17th, 2019|LAUSD|

SEIU Local 99 members have been out in force supporting teachers' demands for smaller class sizes, more staffing, and greater investment in our students. Ten schools went out on sympathy strikes during the first four days of the teachers' strike. On Friday, January 18, hundreds of members at an additional ten schools will not report [...]

Standing Strong with Teachers on Day One of UTLA Strike

By |2019-01-16T11:53:34-07:00January 14th, 2019|LAUSD|

The rain and cold couldn’t stop us from standing union strong for our children and communities. As the teachers' kicked-off their strike, SEIU 99 members  joined them on the picket lines before and after school and during breaks. And at ten schools, members took the courageous step to give up their pay and sympathy strike [...]

Press Release: LAUSD Teacher Assistants, Special Ed Assistants, Custodians, Food Service Workers Ready to Support Striking Teachers

By |2019-01-11T16:01:13-07:00January 11th, 2019|LAUSD, Press Releases|

If a strike occurs on Monday, SEIU Local 99 members at several schools are ready to show their support for teachers by joining them in a sympathy strike. See which schools are participating.

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