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Heather Repenning Moves Forward in Race for LAUSD School Board

By |2019-03-19T10:04:01-07:00March 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.

Strengthening Parent Voices in Schools (AB 2261)

By |2019-01-08T11:56:35-07:00January 4th, 2019|AB 2261, LAUSD, Politics, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units|

Community Representatives are an important liaison between schools and the community. They serve a key role as problem-solvers in our schools. In the past, Community Representatives were essentially treated like temporary employees. So in 2018, we put forth Assembly Bill 2261 to address these issues. Here's what we've won with AB 2261.

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.