The vaccine has proven to be the most powerful protection against COVID-19 and the pathway to ensuring the health and safety of all students and staff. That is why we encourage all SEIU Local 99 members to get vaccinated by this Saturday, October 16, 2021. This is the deadline that has been set by [Read more]
The vaccine has proven to be the most powerful protection against COVID-19 and the pathway to ensuring the health and safety of all students and staff. That is why we encourage all SEIU Local 99 members to get vaccinated. Receiving the first dose of the vaccine now will still allow you to meet LUSD’s [Read more]
SMMUSD Bargaining Team Run-off Election: Cast Your Vote Now! Voting is now open through 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 14
We have a tie for the 3rd seat on our bargaining team for Unit 2: Operations and Support Classified Employees. Our Local 99 Elections Committee has determined that a run-off election is needed to break the tie.
SMMUSD Bargaining Team Results Are In! We have a tie for the 3rd seat in Unit 2! Be ready to vote on Tuesday
THE FINAL RESULTS ARE IN! Members voted and final results are in for Units 1 and 3. A run-off election will be held for Unit 2. Votes have been tallied and verified and members have been elected to be part of the team negotiating our next full contract with SMMUSD. We do have a [Read more]
On August 10, 2021 the Santa Monica Malibu Unified school district issued a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all employees. Members on our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team immediately began negotiations with the district to ensure a fair implementation of this requirement. Our team has reached an agreement with SMMUSD regarding workers who have not [Read more]
Be aware that if you are not in compliance with SMMUSD’s vaccine mandate as of October 1, 2021 you will be sent home with pay pending a resolution to the specifics of enforcing the Districts Vaccination Mandate. Stay tuned for more updates.
We will soon begin negotiations with Santa Monica Malibu Unified for our next full contract. Our wages, hours, working conditions and other issues affecting our jobs are on the line. The first step to winning a strong contract is electing our bargaining team. The bargaining team is made up of the Chief Steward and nine other members. Nominations for members wishing to be part of the team will be open August 23-27, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a statewide requirement that all K-12 school workers be either vaccinated or take weekly COVID tests. This takes effect August 12, 2021 and all school districts need to be in compliance by October 15, 2021. Safety is a top priority as members prepare to go back to school and [Read more]
If you applied and were approved for the 2021 Summer Bridge Fund program, you should be receiving your payout funds in mid July. We are aware that LAUSD has notified members that the state is only matching $.66 for each dollar contributed. If you have received this notification from LAUSD or any other employer, IT [Read more]
Santa Monica Malibu Unified members were on the frontlines disinfecting schools throughout the pandemic, preparing campuses for students’ safe return, and helping families in need. They were deemed essential workers, but the district would not recognize their work with hero pay. Members never gave up. They shared their stories, spoke out at school board meetings, signed petitions, and stood strong at the bargaining table. It paid off. On June 11, members ratified a new agreement that secures hero pay.