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We are Essential Not Expendable: Hero Pay & Respect for Essential Workers at Santa Monica Malibu Unified Join us at the SMMUSD Board Meeting on March 4 2021 at 5:30pm

By |February 9th, 2021|Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units|

Join us at the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School Board Meeting on Thursday, March 4 at 5:30pm to demand respect and hero pay for essential workers who have been on the frontlines keeping our schools and communities going throughout this pandemic.

Summer Bridge Fund: Applications Now Being Accepted for 2021-22 Benefits. Apply by March 1. We fought for it and won! Eligible classified school employees can receive matching funds from the state during summer break.

By |January 26th, 2021|LAUSD, Small K-12 Units, Summer Fund|

SEIU Local 99 members fought hard to win the Summer Bridge Fund (also called the Classified School Employee Summer Assistance Program). This program gives eligible classified school workers the opportunity to save money from their paychecks during the school year and receive up to a dollar-for-dollar match from the state during the summer break when work is not available. Applications to participate in the program in the 2021-22 school year are now being accepted and must be returned to your employer by March 1, 2021.

“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.

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