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SEIU Local 99 Members Made a Difference in LAUSD Board Election Read the statement from SEIU Local 99 Executive Director Max Arias

By |June 8th, 2022|LAUSD, People-Powered Politics, Press Release|

“The cafeteria workers, custodians, special education assistants, bus drivers and other members of SEIU Local 99 are proud of the work we did in the primary election. Over the last two months, we knocked on thousands of doors through our neighborhood canvassing efforts and also contacted voters via phone, mail and online about electing [Read more]

We’re Fighting to Make the Summer Fund Permanent and Expand Eligibility to Community College Employees

By |March 28th, 2022|LAUSD, Lynwood Unified School District, People-Powered Politics, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units, Summer Fund|

While the Summer Bridge Fund Program has postively impacted the lives of thousands of school employees, our work isn't finished. AB 1691 (Medina) will create a permanent funding mechanism that includes a dollar-to-dollar match and opens up the program to community college employees as well. Learn more.

We’re Fighting to Pass SB 830 – Equitable Funding of Schools

By |March 25th, 2022|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

For over five decades, California has been inequitable in the funding of our public schools, benefiting those in more affluent communities, all while placing those in poorer communities at a disadvantage. During this time, California has been utilizing the Average Daily Attendance (ADA) method for calculating school funding, which has led to this inequitable distribution and penalized schools and families in low-income areas. SB 830 aims to fix that.

We did it! Working people beat back the recall of Gov. Newsom We stood strong for good jobs, quality education, healthy communities

By |September 15th, 2021|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

Local 99 members reached out to voters and beat back the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom. This election proved that when we fight, we win!

Why we are Saying NO to the Wasteful, Partisan Recall

By |August 10th, 2021|People-Powered Politics|

Governor Gavin Newsom has stood with education workers to protect jobs, keep our communities safe and invest in quality schools and child care.  Now, anti-worker extremists and Trump supporters want to take it all away.  Decades of hard-won progress are at stake if Gov. Newsom is recalled,  including increased pay, the summer [Read more]

Let’s Make Reliable Internet Affordable and Accessible To All Let’s help pass Senate Bill 4 - The Broadband for All Act

By |May 27th, 2021|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

Many of our communities lack access to affordable and reliable internet access. According to the California Dream Index, broadband access is less accessible for Black, Latino and tribal communities in California.

You Shouldn’t Get Punished for Getting Sick Let’s move California Legislators to Pass Senate Bill 205- School and Community College Employees Sick Leave

By |May 27th, 2021|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

During the pandemic, we all worried about what would happen if we got seriously sick and had to be out of work for months. What if we used all our sick leave? How would we pay bills? Senate Bill 205 by Senator Connie Leyva proposes to offer five months of full salary paid sick [Read more]

SEIU Local 99 Members Took Action & Helped Move the Governor to Propose the Largest Education Funding in State History

By |May 27th, 2021|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

SEIU Local 99 members spoke with legislators during virtual lobby visits, made calls and sent emails to Governor Newsom and showed our strength as essential workers throughout the pandemic. This moved the Governor to increase funding for education in his May Revise Budget. The May revision includes funding that focuses on closing the learning gap that was significantly increased during the pandemic and dedicated dollars to fully reopen schools. Once the budget is approved, the funds in the state budget get dispersed to local school districts and agencies. This is the money that will be play in our contract negotiations. Check out this infographic of the Governor’s May Revision budget proposal.

SEIU CA Hold ‘Em Accountable Text Party Tuesday, March 23 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

By |March 23rd, 2021|People-Powered Politics|

Members from SEIU Locals throughout California are coming together and texting voters whose Congressional Representatives voted against the American Rescue Plan. On March 11th, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law. The American Rescue Plan provides: $130 billion to schools to reopen safely $3.8 Billion lifeline for child care providers and frontline workers [Read more]

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