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Child Care Providers Win Collective Bargaining Rights! Next Stop: Quality Child Care For All Gov. Gavin Newsom signs AB378; Workers Organized 16 Years for This Moment

By |2019-10-07T12:47:18-07:00September 30th, 2019|Child Care Providers, People-Powered Politics|

After 16 years of taking action and standing union strong, child care providers have won the right to collectively bargain a contract with the State of California. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Building a Better Early Care and Education System Act (AB 378) by Assemblymember Monique Limón into law on September 30, 2019.

Press Release: California Legislatures Votes to Pass AB 378 and Strengthen Early Learning The vote will boost early learning, opportunities for providers through their union

By |2019-10-07T11:47:52-07:00September 13th, 2019|Child Care Providers, People-Powered Politics|

AB 378 just passed the Senate and Assembly, which means it is one step closer to changing CA’s child care system for the better. Now Governor Newsom must add his signature for the bill to go into effect. Child Care Providers United released the following statement following the Senate and Assembly’s approval of AB 378 (Limón), The Building a Better Early Care and Education System Act.

California Tenants Will See Cap on Rent Increases Under Bill Sent to Newsom

By |2019-09-12T16:18:52-07:00September 12th, 2019|People-Powered Politics|

Tenants across California will for the first time have protections against how much landlords can increase their rents after legislators on Wednesday narrowly approved a measure to cap annual rent hikes. Under Assembly Bill 1482, most yearly rent increases over the next decade will be limited to 5% plus inflation and tenants will receive protections against being evicted without cause. 

Be a 2020 Game Changer and Demand Unions for All from Presidential Candidates SEIU Launches SEIU2020.org to Amplify Worker Voices in the 2020 Race

By |2019-08-13T13:50:31-07:00August 9th, 2019|People-Powered Politics, Union Business|

Our union unites people from different places and different races to fight for issues that matter to our families. Working people united in SEIU and the Fight for $15 and a Union demand that the 2020 candidates for President of the United States unabashedly champion economic and racial justice and commit to throwing open the doors for every person in this country to have the opportunity to join a union, no matter where they work.

Updates to Summer Bridge Fund Improve and Expand the Program

By |2019-08-29T14:57:21-07:00June 24th, 2019|People-Powered Politics, Summer Fund|

We fought hard in Sacramento to win the Summer Bridge Fund. Now, as the program begins to roll-out, we've continued to work with the state and we’ve won important updates that expand and improve the summer bridge fund. Updates that go into effect during the 2020-21 school year include a $62,400/year income threshold for eligibility. Any work you do outside of the school district does not affect your eligibility.

Rock the Vote Carnival

By |2019-04-24T10:53:37-07:00April 15th, 2019|Measure EE, People-Powered Politics|

It’s time to get loud at the ballot box for good jobs and quality schools in our communities. The LAUSD School Board Election is just a few weeks away on May 14. And the Measure EE vote is right on its heels on June 4. Let’s increase funding for schools and student services! How do we do it? By voting and mobilizing others to vote. Join us during spring break. Have some fun and rock the vote in these important elections.

Heather Repenning Moves Forward in Race for LAUSD School Board

By |2019-03-29T16:50:01-07:00March 15th, 2019|LAUSD, People-Powered Politics|

SEIU Local 99 members worked hard over the past several months to contact thousands of voters to help elect Heather Repenning to the LAUSD School Board. Election day was Tuesday, March 5 , 2019 and the results were too close to call. On March 15, with every ballot counted, Heather Repenning has made it to [...]

Governor Gavin Newsom signs law to make charter schools more accountable

By |2019-03-07T17:30:19-07:00March 7th, 2019|People-Powered Politics|

SEIU members were a strong voice in support of Senate Bill 126, a bill signed into law by Governor Newsom on March 5, 2019 for more transparency in the charter school system. Charter schools receive public funds and this law helps ensure that the public will have more access to information about how the schools are run.

Providers Hit Sacramento to Secure the Right to Collectively Bargain

By |2019-02-07T15:57:45-07:00February 7th, 2019|Child Care Providers, Member Voices, People-Powered Politics|

Family child care providers, other SEIU members, parents, and their children spent the day in Sacramento to talk to legislators about the recently unveiled Assembly Bill 378, or the Building a Better Early Care and Education System Act. AB 378, authored by AssemblyMember Monique Limón, will allow family child care providers to have a strong voice to improve early education by granting them the same rights every work across the country has -- the right to collectively bargain and have a union.

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