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“Health crisis or not, I’ve always known my job is essential”

By |May 15th, 2020|Member Voices|

Enga (right) at the 2016 SEIU Convention in Detroit. Enga Chatman, Security Officer, Lynwood Unified School District “I miss being on the campus, interacting with students. You build a bond with them,” says Enga Chatman, who works as a Security Officer at Cesar Chavez Middle School, part of Lynwood Unified School District. [...]

“We are essential workers – everyone needs child care.”

By |May 13th, 2020|Child Care Providers, Member Voices|

By Sylvia Hernandez, Family Child Care Provider, Van Nuys Sylvia Hernandez (left) enjoys early shopping access at Costco Van Nuys will fellow providers. Sylvia helped providers win front-of-the-line access after hearing about a union sister's success in Richmond, CA. I started my journey into early education and development over 19 years [...]

“I’m not afraid. I’m a fearless person. I grew up in Central America so I know how to survive.”

By |April 23rd, 2020|Member Voices|

By Zoila Toma, Family Child Care Provider I’m a child care provider in Signal Hill, California and member of SEIU Local 99. I’ve been doing this for eight years, so when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting, I’m used to it and I’m prepared. I have parents drop their children at the door and [...]

“I’m Caring for the Kids of Essential Workers in Compton”

By |April 21st, 2020|Member Voices|

By Renaldo Sanders, Child Care Provider in Compton, California Renaldo Sanders with some of the books at Sanders Family Day Care in Compton, California. I'm a licensed quality childcare provider in the wonderful city of Compton, California. I provide teaching and activities that are age and developmentally appropriate for the children in [...]

Join the Movement for Environmental Justice April 22 – 24!

By |April 6th, 2020|Events, Member Voices, People-Powered Politics|

This year, as the entire world is impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, Earth Day has a special significance. Join SEIU Local 99 members as we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and come together with working people around the world for solidarity and inspiration as we face this crisis together.

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