The Labor Management Committees (LMCs) are made-up of members who meet regularly with SMMUSD managers and administrators to find solutions to worksite problems, improve working conditions, and improve the student services we provide. Members of the team receive training, receive union leave from work, and are paid their regular wages during times when they must [Read more]
Our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team is making progress in contract negotiations on leave of absence language, protections on working out of job classification, and other articles related to working conditions. Once we reach a tentative agreement on these issues, wages will be on the table.
The results are in for the SMMUSD Health Benefits Agreement vote with 76.6% of members voting in favor of accepting the Health and Welfare Benefits Committee recommended change from Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) to Self-Insured Schools of California (SISC). Voting closed August 31 at 6 pm with 218 total voters. The Health and Welfare [Read more]
The final count is in! The SMMUSD Contract Ratification vote was certified late yesterday afternoon with bargaining unit members voting overwhelmingly (86%) in favor of the one-year agreement (effective 7/1/21 - 6/30/22). This agreement includes:10% on-schedule wage increase effective July 1, 2021. The base pay for ALL SEIU unit members increases by 10%, with retroactive [Read more]
We’re Fighting to Make the Summer Fund Permanent and Expand Eligibility to Community College Employees
While the Summer Bridge Fund Program has postively impacted the lives of thousands of school employees, our work isn't finished. AB 1691 (Medina) will create a permanent funding mechanism that includes a dollar-to-dollar match and opens up the program to community college employees as well. Learn more.
This month, members shared their thoughts on improving wages, benefits, and working conditions at SMMUSD by filling out the bargaining survey. Here are some highlights of your responses: To avoid high living costs in the Santa Monica/Malibu most SEIU Local 99 members commute up to an hour one way to get to their worksite. Low wages have [Read more]
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.
THE FINAL RESULTS ARE IN! Votes have been tallied and verified and members have been elected to be part of the team negotiating our next full contract with SMMUSD. RESULTS We are happy to report that the following members will be seated on the team that will be negotiating our next full-contract. Unit 1: [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.