In July, our union sent all employers a demand to bargain over their plans for returning to school and any changes they plan to make due to COVID-19. All of our negotiations with employers are being guided by our Principles for Reopening Schools. Here is an update on our discussions with employers
As you know the COVID-19 situation is changing quickly and employers are responding and making decisions with information they have on hand. Today, MAOF notified members that they were extending pay for all employees through April 17 and health benefits coverage through May 31. In this same letter they stated that they were giving [Read more]
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 [Read more]
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 [Read more]
MAOF Educators Stand Union Strong Negotiations for respect, fair wages, and more resources for our communities continue
This holiday season, MAOF Early Education Center members are thankful for standing union strong! As we continue to negotiate our contract, we're taking action like never before to win respect, fair wages, and a stronger voice to improve services for families and children in our communities. Si se puede!
Three hundred educators — child care center teachers, nutritional aides, and assistants — who provide our communities across Los Angeles with essential early care at the Mexican-American Opportunity Fund are currently in contract negotiations. Hear from Zarina Yescas, a devoted and passionate early educator, who has served her community at MAOF for 17 years. This is why MAOF educators are standing together -- for a better, brighter future for the children they care for.
Our contract expired on October 2 and we are currently in negotiations for our contract that'll cover 2019-2022. Three hundred educators at the Mexican-American Opportunity Fund are gearing up to improve early care and education for working families in Los Angeles. Learn more.