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Working People Made a Difference in Election 2020

By |November 10th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics, Uncategorized|

From the Presidential race to statewide propositions to local school board races and the contest for Los Angeles District Attorney, essential workers voted in numbers like never before in this election ... and we made a difference for public education, safety and justice in our communities, good jobs for working people and a movement toward greater racial and economic justice.

Demand that Every Vote Be Counted! Join the Caravan. Saturday, November 7

By |November 5th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

Essential workers turned-out to vote in record numbers in this election, including thousands of SEIU Local 99 members. We sent a clear message: respect us, protect us, pay us. Now, it’s essential to count our votes. We won’t let President Trump bully and cheat his way to another four years in the White House.

It’s Time To DUMP Trump! 200,000 COVID deaths. 70,000 kids in cages. Billions in kickbacks for Corporations.

By |September 25th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

Fight Back! Join us as we call voters in battleground states to help elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Voters in Arizona, Michigan, Florida and other swing states will determine who wins this election. Let’s mobilize them to make sure we stop the attacks on our communities!

Announcing the Launch of OutreachCircle

By |September 17th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

OutreachCircle is a mobile app that easily lets you inform and mobilize family, friends, and anyone else in your social circle who trusts your word on who and what’s good for our schools, jobs and communities. From now until November 3rd, let’s work together to move our family, friends and each other to boost support for quality schools, good jobs and safer communities.

Strike For Black Lives – July 20th Workers across the country will rise up and go on strike for Black lives.

By |July 16th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, Events, People-Powered Politics|

On Monday, July 20 thousands of workers across 20 cities, including Los Angeles, will walk off the job, and protest for Black lives. They are walking out to say #BlackLivesMatter is necessary to win justice for all workers. SEIU Local 99 members will be supporting these courageous workers.

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

By |June 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 |June 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 |June 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 |June 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 |June 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!

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