From Max Arias, SEIU Local 99 Executive Director: "As LAUSD's vaccination mandate takes effect, members of SEIU Local 99 continue in negotiations with LAUSD regarding the district's staffing plans and the impact this will have on student services and the workers who deliver them. The district’s vaccination mandate has exposed the shortcomings of a [Read more]
School custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers call on LAUSD to extend vaccination requirement deadline to October 31 School workers warn: We are headed towards a cliff that will have dire consequences for students and working families.
Statement from Max Arias, SEIU Local 99 Executive Director: “As education workers, we know students learn best when they are on campus. That is why SEIU Local 99 supports and encourages vaccination for our entire school community. The vaccine has proven to be the most powerful protection against COVID-19 and the pathway to safely and [Read more]
LAUSD school workers reach agreement that begins process for the safe-reopening of schools for in-person instruction
Press Release for February 22, 2021 Contact: Blanca Gallegos – [email protected]; 213-500-9594 LOS ANGELES, CA - School workers with the Los Angeles Unified School District, including custodians, food service workers, truck drivers and other essential workers represented by SEIU Local 99 have reached an agreement with the school district that begins the expansion of student [Read more]
As new school year is set to begin, LAUSD school workers reach agreement that expands support for distance learning, contact tracing plans
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release August 17, 2020; Contact: Blanca Gallegos - [email protected] Los Angeles, CA - School Custodians, Bus Drivers, Teacher Assistants and other dedicated education workers providing services to students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) have reached an agreement with the school district to ensure safety, equity and increased support [Read more]
“Regardless of where teaching is happening, we must focus on creating the conditions that students need to learn.”
Unless Governor Gavin Newsom and the state legislature take immediate action to dedicate additional funds to school districts to implement social distancing protocols, proper PPE for all, training, testing and other safety measures, it will be almost impossible for classroom instruction to safely resume in the fall.
Hundreds of family child care providers from across California visited Sacramento to speak to legislators about AB378, a bill that would allow dedicated early educators the right to unionize and negotiate with the state. Eleven other states already have granted child care providers the right to collectively bargain and make improvements to their child care system.
WHAT: Teacher Assistants, Special Education Assistants, Food Service Workers, Custodians and other Los Angeles Unified school workers with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 99 will strike at ten schools in support of teachers. WHY: School workers support teachers’ demands for smaller class sizes, more staffing, and greater investment in students. They will [Read more]
Press Release: LAUSD Teacher Assistants, Special Ed Assistants, Custodians, Food Service Workers Ready to Support Striking Teachers
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.
Los Angeles, CA – The education workers of SEIU Local 99 have voted to endorse Heather Repenning for the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education (District 5). The endorsement comes following a process that included candidates completing an extensive questionnaire designed by SEIU Local 99 members and a town hall meeting on December [Read more]
Charter School Workers Shine a Light on Poverty Wages; Staffing Problems The Accelerated School claims exemption from L.A.'s minimum wage as it sits on multi-millions in reserves
Los Angeles, CA – Dozens of school custodians, food service workers, teacher assistants, and other dedicated school workers at The Accelerated Schools (TAS) were joined by parents and students in a spirited candle light vigil today calling attention to how poverty wages paid by TAS, a group of three charter schools in South L.A., are [Read more]