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]

“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 [Read more]

“I really feel like I’m helping my community during this crisis.”

By |April 24th, 2020|Member Voices|

By Clara Torres, Food Service Worker, Dorsey High School Clara Torres - 30 years of feeding the body and mind of LAUSD students. The pandemic has shut down schools but every morning Food Service Worker Clara Torres leaves home at 5:45am to do a job she’s done for more than 30 [Read more]

“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 [Read more]

“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 [Read more]

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