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SEIU Local 99 Education Workers Endorse Heather Repenning for LAUSD Board District 5 Seat

2018-12-05T17:47:18+00:00December 5th, 2018|LAUSD, Media, Press Releases|

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

2018-10-26T11:27:19+00:00October 26th, 2018|Press Releases|

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 [...]

State Superintendent Candidate Larry Aceves “Walks a Day in the Shoes” of Cafeteria Worker

2017-10-19T21:30:51+00:00June 3rd, 2015|Media, Press Releases|

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 [...]

Statement by SEIU Local 99 on the Results of LAUSD School Board Elections

2017-10-19T21:30:51+00:00May 20th, 2015|Media, Press Releases|

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, [...]

School Workers Take Midnight Ride to Sacramento to Call for Relief from “Cruel Summer”

2017-10-19T21:30:51+00:00April 28th, 2015|Media, Press Releases|

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 [...]

Statement on the Results of LAUSD & LACCD March 3 Board Elections

2015-06-18T00:14:04+00:00March 4th, 2015|Media, Press Releases|

Max Arias, Executive Director of SEIU Local 99, released the following statement: “The Custodians, Cafeteria Workers, Teaching Assistants, Special Education Assistants, Bus Drivers and other SEIU Local 99 members who ensure that students learn in safe, clean, and healthy campuses are proud of the work we did in support of candidates who are committed to [...]

Education Worker Summer Relief Act: Bill Introduced to ensure summer unemployment benefits for school workers

2017-10-19T21:30:51+00:00February 19th, 2015|Media, Press Releases|

Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas introduces legislation to bring equity and economic stability to dedicated school workers who struggle during the summer break Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas introduced Assembly Bill 399, the Education Worker Summer Relief Act, that will help provide economic stability for thousands of California working families by allowing dedicated school bus drivers, special education assistants, cafeteria [...]

Max Arias Named New Executive Director of SEIU Local 99

2017-10-19T21:30:51+00:00January 30th, 2015|Media, Press Releases|

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Executive Board of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 99 is pleased to announce the selection of Max Arias as the union’s new Executive Director. Max, who begins his tenure on February 16, brings vast experience in contract negotiations and grassroots organizing to the union, as well as seven [...]

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