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Want to Step-up and Lead Local 99? Our Executive Board is Filling Seat Vacancies SEIU Local 99 Executive Board Vacancies Update

December 4th, 2019|Union Business|

As provided by Article 14, Section 3 of the SEIU Local 99 Constitution and Bylaws, the Local 99 Executive Board will be filling vacancies for the following: Early Education Delegate, Small Public K-12 Delegate, LAUSD At-Large Delegate, LAUSD District 1 Delegate, LAUSD District 5 Delegate, County Office Delegate, Child Care Delegate, and Vice President. The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

MAOF Educators Stand Union Strong Negotiations for respect, fair wages, and more resources for our communities continue

December 2nd, 2019|Mexican American Opportunity Fund|

This holiday season, MAOF Early Education Center members are thankful for standing union strong! As we continue to negotiate our contract, we're taking action like never before to win respect, fair wages, and a stronger voice to improve services for families and children in our communities. Si se puede!

MAOF Managers Need To Think With Their Hearts, Not Just Numbers

November 21st, 2019|Mexican American Opportunity Fund|

Three hundred educators — child care center teachers, nutritional aides, and assistants — who provide our communities across Los Angeles with essential early care at the Mexican-American Opportunity Fund are currently in contract negotiations. Hear from Zarina Yescas, a devoted and passionate early educator, who has served her community at MAOF for 17 years. This is why MAOF educators are standing together -- for a better, brighter future for the children they care for.

TAS Board Refused to Listen to Parents Community shuts down The Accelerated Schools Board meeting

November 13th, 2019|TAS|

Last month we sent out a call to march on the Accelerated Schools in our efforts to bring justice to our beloved community of South LA. When we arrived, we were prepared to give our testimony for a second time after TAS canceled September’s meeting abruptly. The TAS board preferred to shut down the entire meeting instead of listening to the voices of our community.

New Laws Help Protect Families & Expand Access to Early Care

November 12th, 2019|Child Care Providers, People-Powered Politics|

Throughout 16 years of organizing, we have worked hard to ensure working families have the highest quality of care possible. We have made the demands of parents and children front and center, including eliminating unnecessary bureaucratic paperwork and advocating for more funds and slots for child care. 2019 was no different. We were able to pass key legislations alongside our Early Care and Education partners.