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Action Alert: Tell LAUSD to Stop Denying Summer Bridge Benefits

By |2019-09-28T13:26:04-07:00September 28th, 2019|LAUSD, Summer Fund, Summer Unemployment Insurance Benefits|

SEIU Local 99 education workers fought hard to pass California's Summer Bridge Fund law that provides school workers with a safety net to help them make it through the summer when no work is available. But LAUSD is wrongfully denying many workers access to the program and forcing families to struggle with hunger and eviction during the summer months. We've contacted the District repeatedly to fix this issue. But they refuse to move. It's time to take action.

Updates to Summer Bridge Fund Improve and Expand the Program

By |2019-08-29T14:57:21-07:00June 24th, 2019|People-Powered Politics, Summer Fund|

We fought hard in Sacramento to win the Summer Bridge Fund. Now, as the program begins to roll-out, we've continued to work with the state and we’ve won important updates that expand and improve the summer bridge fund. Updates that go into effect during the 2020-21 school year include a $62,400/year income threshold for eligibility. Any work you do outside of the school district does not affect your eligibility.

Summer Bridge Program: Eligibility Updates

By |2019-05-03T13:36:12-07:00May 2nd, 2019|Summer Fund|

Participating school districts have begun to notify members who applied of their eligibility in the Summer Bridge program, also called the CA School Employee Summer Assistance Program. Through this state program, that Local 99 members helped pass, eligible members will be able to set aside funds for the summer starting next school year (2019-20) and receive matching contributions from the state starting in the summer of 2020.

We made it happen! Take the first step to apply for Summer Bridge Fund Program LAUSD deadline to apply extended to March 15!

By |2019-03-11T16:55:11-07:00March 11th, 2019|LAUSD, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units, Summer Fund|

After years of hard work—including hundreds of members going to Sacramento year-after-year to talk to legislators, and electing politicians who support classified employees—the Summer Bridge Fund is finally a reality. To be able to participate in the program, you must apply before March 1, 2019. Here’s what you need to do and what happens after you submit your application.