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

By |June 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 [Read more]

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

By |April 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 [Read more]

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

By |March 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 [Read more]

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

By |February 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 [Read more]

Max Arias Named New Executive Director of SEIU Local 99

By |January 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 [Read more]

SEIU Local 99 Education Workers to Join in Kingdom Day Parade

By |January 19th, 2015|Media, Press Releases|

For Release: January 19, 2015                                                                                  Contact: Blanca Gallegos ; [email protected] School Workers will honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy and highlight the contributions of cafeteria workers, bus drivers, child care providers and others who help build the dream in our schools and communities LOS ANGELES, CA – School cafeteria workers, teaching assistants, custodians, child [Read more]

Teachers, School Workers, Renters, LA County Working Families Endorse Candidates for SMMUSD Board

By |September 29th, 2014|Media, Press Releases|

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: September 29, 2014 Contacts: SEIU Local 99 - Blanca Gallegos 213-500-9594; [email protected], SMMCTA – Sarah Braff – 310-829-5438, [email protected], SMRR – Patricia Hoffman – 310-829-9472, [email protected], LA Labor Federation- Priscilla Cheng; 213.381.5611 x133; [email protected] Teachers, School Workers, Renters, L.A. County Working Families Join Together to Endorse Candidates for Santa Monica [Read more]

SEIU Local 99 School Service Workers Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract Agreement with LAUSD

By |July 3rd, 2014|Media, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release July 3, 2014 Contact: Blanca Gallegos; 213-500-9594 Landmark $15 per hour minimum wage lifts 20,000 families out of poverty Los Angeles—After three days of voting, the cafeteria workers, custodians, special education assistants, campus safety monitors and other school service workers represented by SEIU Local 99 have ratified their contract agreement with the [Read more]

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