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
SEIU Local 99 was part of a partnership with Governor Gavin Newsom that also included teachers, school boards, superintendents and principals that worked together to set-up guidelines for how we will work together to ensure instruction, student services, and safety all continue during school closures. The state guidelines specifically say that “All pay and [Read more]
On March 18, 2020, the U.S. Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("Act"). For California public agencies, including K-12 school districts and colleges, the Act includes two provisions that will immediately impact employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act [Read more]
Schools & Communities First Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot With Historic 1.7 Million Signatures The initiative will reclaim $12 billion a year for public schools and communities throughout California
Today, the Schools & Communities First coalition, which SEIU Local 99 is a part of, will submit more than 1.7 million voter signatures—the most ever submitted in California for a ballot measure—supporting the Schools & Communities First initiative for the November 2020 ballot. SEIU Local 99 Members and Member Leaders should be proud in collecting 10,153 of those signatures, surpassing our goal of 9,375.
Many members working in the Ventura County Community College District know students and community members who were at the Borderline Bar and Grill last night. Our hearts go out to you.