As the school year draws to a close, we’re also completing a season that put public education front and center in our communities. We're proud to say that SEIU Local 99 members played a big part in this.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.