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“Reopening” Schools Under COVID-19: Status of Negotiations with Employers

By |July 22nd, 2020|LACCD, LACCD Bargaining Updates, LACOE, Mexican American Opportunity Fund, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units, TAS, Ventura County Community College District|

In July, our union sent all employers a demand to bargain over their plans for returning to school and any changes they plan to make due to COVID-19. All of our negotiations with employers are being guided by our Principles for Reopening Schools. Here is an update on our discussions with employers

“Regardless of where teaching is happening, we must focus on creating the conditions that students need to learn.”

By |July 10th, 2020|LACCD, LACOE, LAUSD, Media, Press Release, Press Releases, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units|

Unless Governor Gavin Newsom and the state legislature take immediate action to dedicate additional funds to school districts to implement social distancing protocols, proper PPE for all, training, testing and other safety measures, it will be almost impossible for classroom instruction to safely resume in the fall.

Stop the Shutdown of Child Development Centers & the Layoff of Essential Workers at Santa Monica Malibu Unified

By |July 6th, 2020|Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District|

On July 16, the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School Board will be announcing their recommendation for the reopening of schools in the fall. They will be considering massive cuts to child development services and other critical student services. We must make our voices heard.

Stop the Shut Down of Our Child Development Centers

By |July 6th, 2020|Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units|

In these times of uncertainty, our children need stability and support more than ever. Working parents, who must provide for their families, need the assurance of safe and reliable child care. Sign the petition to urge the SMMUSD Board of Education and Superintendent to STOP the shut down.

Classified Employees’ Voices Are Heard in School Closure Guidelines Issued by Governor Gavin Newsom

By |April 3rd, 2020|Get Informed, LACOE, LAUSD, Mexican American Opportunity Fund, People-Powered Politics, Small K-12 Units, TAS, Ventura County Community College District|

SEIU Local 99 was part of a partnership with Governor Gavin Newsom that also included teachers, school boards, superintendents and principals that worked together to set-up guidelines for how we will work together to ensure instruction, student services, and safety all continue during school closures. The state guidelines specifically say that “All pay and [...]

Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA Leave for Employees Impacted by COVID-19

By |April 2nd, 2020|Get Informed, LAUSD, Mexican American Opportunity Fund, Small K-12 Units, TAS, Ventura County Community College District|

On March 18, 2020, the U.S. Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("Act"). For California public agencies, including K-12 school districts and colleges, the Act includes two provisions that will immediately impact employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act [...]

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