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State Budget Update: Good news on Summer Bridge, Layoff Protections – but there’s still work to do

By |2020-07-02T10:59:00-07:00June 27th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics, Summer Fund|

This week, Governor Newsom and the state legislators reached an agreement on California’s 2020-21 budget. It rolls-back cuts that were initially proposed for K-12 schools and community colleges, but we still have a lot to do to ensure an equitable budget. Read more for the highlights.

Tell CA Legislators: Fund our Schools, Hospitals, Communities Real systemic change is impossible without the revenue to fund it.

By |2020-06-24T18:12:53-07:00June 24th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

Legislators have reached a deal on the 2020-21 state budget that rolls-back cuts that were initially proposed for child care, K-12 schools and community colleges, but it’s only a band-aid that stops the cuts for now. The COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustices have demonstrated that we need equitable, long-term investment in health care, education and [...]

Policing In Our Schools: Bold Change is Needed

By |2020-07-02T11:00:05-07:00June 22nd, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

As education workers whose jobs are to ensure clean, safe and supportive learning environments for students, we have been addressing the issue of defunding school police within our union. It is not an easy debate, but one thing is clear to us: change is necessary. The LAUSD school board will be taking on the issue [...]

Poor People’s Campaign Join the Moral March on Washington Digital Gathering: June 20 and 21

By |2020-06-19T13:58:12-07:00June 19th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

Join SEIU Local 99 members at the Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington digital gathering.  Saturday, June 20, 7am and 3pm and Sunday, June 21 at 3pm Join and watch the livestream at www.june2020.org Join us for the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low income people with our [...]

March to Defund the Police … And Invest in Our Schools Tuesday, June 16, 10am @Miguel Contreras Learning Complex

By |2020-06-17T10:15:49-07:00June 15th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

As we put our demands for racial justice into action, SEIU Local 99 is firmly in support of defunding the police. But, to be clear, defunding the police does not mean eliminating the police. It means defunding the policies and practices that criminalize our children and promote the school to prison pipeline. It means no guns or handcuffs or choke holds on our children. It means more investment in education, counseling, parent engagement, after school programs and other services that have been decimated over the last several decades – with dire consequences on Black and Brown communities. Join us as we rally with Black Lives Matter-LA and other groups standing strong for justice and equity!

Your Voice is Needed! Tell Your Senator to PASS the HEROES Act and Protect ALL Essential Workers For a stronger, more inclusive social infrastructure that supports and serves all of us.

By |2020-06-12T12:56:00-07:00June 12th, 2020|People-Powered Politics|

The COVID-19 pandemic has confirmed what workers already know: America’s economy and democracy are out of balance, with too much power in the hands of corporations, billionaires, and self-serving politicians who have rigged the system against working families. On Monday, June 15, education workers across the country are calling their Senators to urge them to pass the HEROES Act. Stand-up, SEIU Local 99 Members, and join the chorus! 

We’re one step closer to making lasting change for California schools and communities. Join us to celebrate June 9-10

By |2020-06-05T13:21:10-07:00June 5th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

The Schools & Communities First Initiative has officially qualified for the November ballot! This comes after the campaign had submitted a historic 1.7 million signatures of support , an effort powered by SEIU Local 99 members along with tens of thousands of volunteers, endorsers, and supporters throughout California. Join a virtual celebration with special guest Dolores Huerta.

Join the Movement for Environmental Justice April 22 – 24!

By |2020-04-22T12:03:52-07:00April 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.

Classified Employees’ Voices Are Heard in School Closure Guidelines Issued by Governor Gavin Newsom

By |2020-04-03T14:38:37-07:00April 3rd, 2020|Get Informed, LACOE, LAUSD, Mexican American Opportunity Fund, People-Powered Politics, Small K-12 Units, TAS, Ventura County Community College District|

SEIU Local 99 was part of a partnership with Governor Gavin Newsom that also included teachers, school boards, superintendents and principals that worked together to set-up guidelines for how we will work together to ensure instruction, student services, and safety all continue during school closures. The state guidelines specifically say that “All pay and [...]

Schools & Communities First Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot With Historic 1.7 Million Signatures The initiative will reclaim $12 billion a year for public schools and communities throughout California

By |2020-04-03T11:57:08-07:00April 2nd, 2020|LAUSD, People-Powered Politics, Small K-12 Units, Ventura County Community College District|

Today, the Schools & Communities First coalition, which SEIU Local 99 is a part of, will submit more than 1.7 million voter signatures—the most ever submitted in California for a ballot measure—supporting the Schools & Communities First initiative for the November 2020 ballot. SEIU Local 99 Members and Member Leaders should be proud in collecting 10,153 of those signatures, surpassing our goal of 9,375.

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