//Politics

Be a 2020 Game Changer and Demand Unions for All from Presidential Candidates

By |2019-08-13T13:50:31-07:00August 9th, 2019|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 |2019-07-01T10:07:57-07:00June 24th, 2019|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 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, 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, 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|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, 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.

California Child Care Providers Renew Push for Collective Bargaining Rights

By |2019-02-07T15:30:39-07:00February 7th, 2019|Child Care Providers, Media, Member Voices, Politics|

Hundreds of family child care providers from across California visited Sacramento to speak to legislators about AB378, a bill that would allow dedicated early educators the right to unionize and negotiate with the state. Eleven other states already have granted child care providers the right to collectively bargain and make improvements to their child care system.

We Did it! We Elected Working Family and Education Worker Champions!

By |2018-12-11T11:31:03-07:00November 6th, 2018|Child Care Providers, Politics|

For nearly two months leading up to election day, SEIU Local 99 members reached out to thousands of voters on the phone and during neighborhood door-to-door walks.  We played a key role in electing Gavin Newsom for California Governor, a leader who has clearly expressed his commitment to strengthening education, including child care and child care providers' right to collective bargaining.