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People-Powered Politics: 2020 Elections Page is Live! See the Candidates SEIU Local 99 Members are Supporting and Get Involved

By |2020-02-13T13:54:35-08:00February 13th, 2020|Get Informed, LAUSD, People-Powered Politics, Small K-12 Units|

An important part of our mission as a union is to raise the standard of living for all members and all working people. Part of this work means electing to office women and men who make policy and budgetary decisions that affect our jobs and communities. Today, we launch our 2020 Elections web page where members can learn about key elections our union is involved in, the candidates SEIU Local 99 members have endorsed, and how you can be part of the change.

We did it! Our new contract will lift up all TAS families! TAS members ratify contract for 2019-2021

By |2019-03-11T16:58:18-07:00March 11th, 2019|Small K-12 Units, TAS|

On March 8, SEIU Local 99 members and classified staff at The Accelerated Schools (TAS), a charter school in South Los Angeles, voted to overwhelmingly ratify their tentative agreement with TAS management. For years, employees at TAS dealt with poverty wages, zero paid holidays, minimal sick days, and disrespect on the job. This new agreement will lift the standard of living for every TAS employee and bring good jobs to one of Los Angeles poorest neighborhoods. Read some of the highlights.

We made it happen! Take the first step to apply for Summer Bridge Fund Program LAUSD deadline to apply extended to March 15!

By |2019-03-11T16:55:11-07:00March 11th, 2019|LAUSD, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units, Summer Fund|

After years of hard work—including hundreds of members going to Sacramento year-after-year to talk to legislators, and electing politicians who support classified employees—the Summer Bridge Fund is finally a reality. To be able to participate in the program, you must apply before March 1, 2019. Here’s what you need to do and what happens after you submit your application.

Strengthening Parent Voices in Schools (AB 2261)

By |2019-03-28T13:07:23-07:00January 4th, 2019|LAUSD, 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.

An Open Letter to Johnathan Williams, CEO of the Accelerated Schools (TAS) We Demand Respect!

By |2018-12-13T15:50:40-08:00December 13th, 2018|Small K-12 Units, TAS|

We are parents, school workers, and community members at The Accelerated Schools (TAS). Many of us have children attending TAS schools and some of us are even founding parents. We care deeply about our school and its vision of creating a supportive learning environment. However, Mr. Williams, we are concerned that you have strayed [...]