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]

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

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]

Take Action for Immigrant Women Essential Workers

By |March 6th, 2021|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

In honor of Women's History Month in March, we're celebrating the immigrant women essential workers who are making invaluable sacrifices and contributions to our communities on the frontlines of the Covid-19 crisis. Essential workers, many of whom are undocumented immigrants and women, are risking their lives during this deadly pandemic to care for our communities, [Read more]

Take Action: State Legislators are about to vote on funding for re-opening of schools for in-person instruction

By |February 23rd, 2021|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

As we move forward toward the reopening of schools for in-person instruction, we need state legislators to ensure a safe and equitable reopening for all students and education workers. In the coming days, they'll be taking a vote on the budget. Take action by sending legislators an email today. It's easy. Just click here. Tell them [Read more]

Interview Candidates Running for State Senate District 30

By |January 4th, 2021|People-Powered Politics|

The State Senators we elect will decide on funding to reopen schools, child care, health care and plans to recover from this pandemic. Come ask these candidates where they stand on the issues we care about and help decide who SEIU will endorse. Senate District 30 includes Culver City, Ladera Heights, and Westmont and the [Read more]

Working People Made a Difference in Election 2020

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

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.