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

By |2017-10-19T21:30:51-07:00February 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

By |2017-10-19T21:30:51-07:00January 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 [...]

SEIU Local 99 Education Workers to Join in Kingdom Day Parade

By |2017-10-19T21:30:51-07:00January 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 [...]

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

By |2017-10-19T21:30:52-07:00September 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 [...]

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

By |2017-10-19T21:30:52-07:00July 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 [...]

SEIU Local 99 School Service Workers and LAUSD Reach Landmark Contract Agreement

By |2017-10-19T21:30:52-07:00June 30th, 2014|Media, Press Releases|

PRESS RELEASE Monday, June 30, 2014 Contact: Blanca Gallegos, SEIU Local 99 213-500-9594 $15 per hour minimum wage will lift thousands of families out of poverty Los Angeles—Cafeteria workers, custodians, special education assistants, campus safety monitors, and other school service workers represented by SEIU Local 99 have reached a tentative contract agreement with the Los [...]

Statement on State Board’s Adoption of LCFF Regulations

By |2015-06-04T22:09:52-07:00June 13th, 2014|Media, Press Releases|

SEIU Local 99 Executive Director Courtni Pugh issued the following statement on today’s adoption of the State Board of Education’s “Local Control Funding Formula” regulations: “The cafeteria workers, teaching assistants, custodians, bus drivers, and other education workers of SEIU Local 99 applaud the Governor and the State Board of Education in their efforts to defend [...]

SEIU Local 99 Members Endorse Alex Johnson for LAUSD School Board District 1

By |2017-10-19T21:30:52-07:00June 10th, 2014|Media, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2014 Contact: Blanca Gallegos 213-387-8393 ext 219; [email protected] SEIU Local 99 Endorses Alex Johnson for LAUSD School Board District 1 SEIU Local 99 members voted to support Alex Johnson following a town hall meeting on June 9 where both candidates were interviewed by members. SEIU Local 99 Executive Director, Courtni [...]

Press Release: Hundreds of LAUSD School Workers Rally!

By |2017-10-19T21:30:52-07:00May 17th, 2014|Media, Press Releases|

May 17, 2014 —For Immediate Release— Contact: Blanca Gallegos; 213-500-9594 Terry Carter; 213-700-5617 Hundreds of LAUSD School Workers Rally! They fight for improved services for students & families and $15 minimum wage to end poverty in schools. Los Angeles—Hundreds of Cafeteria Workers, Custodians, Bus Drivers, Special Education Assistants and other members of SEIU Local 99 [...]

SEIU Local 99 Launches OASIS to Create Student and Community Support Centers in Local Schools: City Council Unanimously Approves Plan

By |2017-10-19T21:30:52-07:00April 25th, 2014|Media, Press Releases|

FOR RELEASE: April 25, 2014 CONTACT: Blanca Gallegos 213-387-8393 ext. 219; cell: 213-500-9594; [email protected] LOS ANGELES, CA – Cafeteria Workers, Custodians, Bus Drivers, Special Education Assistants, and other members of SEIU Local 99 today announced the launch of a new program in LAUSD schools called OASIS - Optimizing Access to Services, Inspiring Success. OASIS will [...]

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