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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Terry Carter, Spokesperson 213-700-5617 | [email protected] Blanca Gallegos, Communications Director 213.387.8393 x219 | [email protected] --------------------------------------------------------- Thursday, February 11, 2010 Los Angeles Unified School District classified employees, including Lincoln High School cafeteria worker Eladia Vazquez, want to make sure State Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Larry Aceves understands the importance of their [...]
Local 99 members at LAUSD will have fewer restrictions on use of personal leave SEIU Local 99 members in LAUSD Units B, C, and F have won more flexibility in the use of paid personal necessity leave. Our union led talks with the District on this issue and they agreed to expand the reasons for [...]
Max Arias, Executive Director of SEIU Local 99, released the following statement: “We are proud to have played a part in the re-election of Dr. Richard Vladovic. As school workers, we value his appreciation for the bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians, special education assistants and others who ensure that students can learn in clean, safe, [...]
Cafeteria workers, bus drivers, special education assistants, custodians and others urge legislators to correct inequities in current law and allow school workers to receive unemployment benefits during summer break LOS ANGELES, CA — Just weeks before school lets out for the summer, classified school workers rallied and took a midnight bus ride to Sacramento to [...]