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.
SEIU Local 99 education workers fought hard to pass California's Summer Bridge Fund law that provides school workers with a safety net to help them make it through the summer when no work is available. But LAUSD is wrongfully denying many workers access to the program and forcing families to struggle with hunger and eviction during the summer months. We've contacted the District repeatedly to fix this issue. But they refuse to move. It's time to take action.
We officially opened negotiations with LAUSD on June 18, 2019 over our 2019-2020 wage increases. Our Bargaining Team spoke before the school board to let them know we’re ready to bargain for fair and equitable raises and real solutions to staffing shortages that impact student learning.
As the school year draws to a close, we’re also completing a season that put public education front and center in our communities. We're proud to say that SEIU Local 99 members played a big part in this.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 LAUSD deadline to apply extended to March 15!
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.
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 [...]