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LAUSD Bus Driver Jan Williams on Being a Union Member

By |2018-06-15T22:44:24-07:00August 10th, 2017|Member Voices|

When Jan Williams first started driving school buses back in 1998, she worked for a non-unionized contractor earning a dismal $7 an hour. That all changed when she moved on to work as a driver for Los Angeles Unified School District. There, she earned more than twice that. The difference? She had a union behind her job at LAUSD. This is her story.

La Opinión article: Special Education Assistant sells tamales to survive in summer

By |2017-10-19T21:30:51-07:00June 18th, 2015|Member Voices, Summer Unemployment Insurance Benefits|

Please find the La Opinión article here. Translation into English below… Special Education Assistant sells tamales to survive in summer School employees without pay for the summer want to receive unemployment benefits. Esmeralda Torres works as a teacher's assistant in the area of special education. By: Yurina Melara Apr 28, 2015 In the summer, Esmeralda Torres [...]

Standing Together For $15 “Income Equality”

By |2017-10-12T21:27:10-07:00June 3rd, 2015|Member Voices|

By Monique Williams On April 15, 2015 over 500 workers and supporters rallied together in Los Angeles to fight for justice for an increase in the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour. The emotion behind each individual was mutual. Workers within SEIU Local 99 have been voicing their support for an increase in the minimum [...]

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