PRESS RELEASE: 30,000 Education Workers Reject Change to Academic Calendar Proposed by LAUSD Special Education Assistants, Food Service Workers, Custodians and other frontline workers reject change to student acceleration days

By |October 4th, 2022|Press Releases|

SEIU Local 99 education workers are rejecting LAUSD’s proposal to change the acceleration days in the current school calendar.  The decision comes after reviewing input from union members who completed a survey and negotiations with the school district.  Following is a statement from Max Arias, Executive Director of SEIU Local 99. “We believe that [Read more]

Bus Drivers at LAUSD ratify agreement to address staffing shortages Agreement increases full time hours for district drivers

By |July 14th, 2022|Media, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release: July 14, 2022 In preparation for the start of a new school year, bus drivers at the Los Angeles Unified School District overwhelmingly voted to approve an agreement with the school district to increase full-time work for LAUSD bus drivers. The district has been suffering from a severe shortage of bus [Read more]

Child Care Providers are back in front of Governor Newsom’s office in Downtown LA https://www.childcareforall.org/2022/06/02/child-care-providers-are-back-in-front-of-governor-newsoms-office-in-downtown-la/

By |June 2nd, 2022|Child Care Providers, Media, Member Voices|

On Thursday, June 2, family child care providers marched, picket and broke open an oversized piggy bank piñata in front of Governor Gavin Newsom’s office in Downtown Los Angeles urging him to invest some of California’s historic $97 billion budget surplus on stabilizing the state’s child care workforce.

A Day Without Child Care: A National Day of Action

By |May 9th, 2022|Child Care Providers, Get Informed, Media, Member Voices|

On Monday, May 9th, child care providers, parents, and families across the country hosted A Day Without Child Care: A National Day of Action. For generations, child care providers have been fighting for equitable access to affordable child care and better pay and working conditions for providers but their needs are still not being met.

Statement on Impact of LAUSD Vaccine Mandate on Staffing at LAUSD schools

By |October 18th, 2021|LAUSD, Media, Press Releases|

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.

By |September 30th, 2021|LAUSD, Media, Press Releases|

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 

By |February 22nd, 2021|LAUSD, Media, Press Releases|

Press Release for February 22, 2021 Contact: Blanca Gallegos – bgallegos@seiu99.org; 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

By |August 17th, 2020|Media, Press Releases|

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release August 17, 2020; Contact: Blanca Gallegos - bgallegos@seiu99.org 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]

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