LAUSD is required to provide workers with all appropriate personal protective equipment to do your jobs safely. You can refuse to work if conditions are not safe.
As we move into a new phase of quarantine, the district has issued updates to facilities work assignments that will take effect this week. However, we have concerns about how these changes will impact everyone’s health and safety. SEIU Local 99 member leaders are demanding to meet with the district to discuss these new [...]
Remote Learning Guidelines for LAUSD Paraprofessionals Agreement with the district includes Teacher Assistants, Special Education Assistants and other Paraprofessionals
Members on our SEIU Local 99 paraprofessionals team met with LAUSD to discuss the roles and responsibilities of teacher assistants, special education assistants and other paraprofessionals in remote learning during the coronavirus school closures. We agreed on some guidelines and to continue to discuss issues as the program rolls out.
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.
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.