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Members at SMMUSD Reach Tentative Agreement on Hero Pay Ratification vote taking place now through June 11

By |June 10th, 2021|Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units|

After taking action, speaking out at school board meetings and months of negotiations, our bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District for hero pay to recognize the hard work and commitment of SEIU Local 99 members during the pandemic. According to our tentative agreement, members are [Read more]

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.

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