“We all have that same worry…” The uncertainty of retirement for a childcare provider

By |November 2nd, 2021|Child Care Providers, Member Voices|

Unfortunately, not having enough money for retirement is a reality for far too many family child care providers. Without savings or a retirement plan, providers who dedicate years teaching and caring for our children are forced to spend their senior years in poverty.

LAUSD Building and Grounds Workers Are Helping To Keep Schools Safe & Sanitized

By |April 23rd, 2021|Member Voices|

Andrea Quiroga has been a building & grounds, custodial worker, with LAUSD for six years now. She says she understands how important being an essential worker during the pandemic is to the health and safety of students and the community. But it has added extra tasks to her day and caused more stress.

99 Strong in 2020: A Year-in-Review Video

By |December 7th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, Member Voices|

It's been a challenging year for education workers across the country. Beginning with the COVID-19 pandemic, we were thrust onto the front-lines of this crisis to support our communities in need, keep students learning, while fighting for our jobs and to keep ourselves and our families safe. Check out this video of SEIU Local 99's year in review.

Providers, Parents, and Community Allies demand Gov. Newsom end CA’s Child Care Crisis Members of SEIU Local 99/Child Care Providers United gathered today in Downtown Los Angeles calling on Gov. Newsom to support family child care providers and help early educators keep their doors open to support essential workers.

By |September 30th, 2020|Child Care Providers, Member Voices|

Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 5,000 family child care providers have closed their doors. Los Angeles alone has seen 982 closures impacting an estimated 9000 children and their families. On Oct. 1, providers are poised to face a pay cut due to lack of federal funding. Enough is enough!

“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. [Read more]

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