November 9, 2022 - Votes are still being counted and the final results of key races may take some time. However, one thing is clear in this year’s General Election – SEIU Local 99 members made our voices heard. Over the last several months, members knocked on thousands of doors and made hundreds of [Read more]
From improving access to healthcare, support for workers to meeting the needs of students, when you look at how Maria Brenes' track record and policy positions stack up against her rival in this November run-off, the best candidate to lead our district is clear. Check out this comparison to see where Maria stands on a range of issues that matter to us.
SEIU Local 99 Members Made a Difference in LAUSD Board Election Read the statement from SEIU Local 99 Executive Director Max Arias
“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
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.
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
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!
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
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
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]