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“Reopening” Schools Under COVID-19: Status of Negotiations with Employers

By |July 22nd, 2020|LACCD, LACCD Bargaining Updates, LACOE, Mexican American Opportunity Fund, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units, TAS, Ventura County Community College District|

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

Update on MAOF Layoff Notices

By |April 3rd, 2020|Mexican American Opportunity Fund|

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 [...]

Classified Employees’ Voices Are Heard in School Closure Guidelines Issued by Governor Gavin Newsom

By |April 3rd, 2020|Get Informed, LACOE, LAUSD, Mexican American Opportunity Fund, People-Powered Politics, Small K-12 Units, TAS, Ventura County Community College District|

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 [...]

Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA Leave for Employees Impacted by COVID-19

By |April 2nd, 2020|Get Informed, LAUSD, Mexican American Opportunity Fund, Small K-12 Units, TAS, Ventura County Community College District|

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 [...]

MAOF Educators Stand Union Strong Negotiations for respect, fair wages, and more resources for our communities continue

By |December 2nd, 2019|Mexican American Opportunity Fund|

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!

MAOF Managers Need To Think With Their Hearts, Not Just Numbers

By |November 21st, 2019|Mexican American Opportunity Fund|

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.

Child Care Center Educators Begin Negotiations with the Mexican-American Opportunity Fund

By |October 21st, 2019|Mexican American Opportunity Fund|

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.

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