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Join Us For the 35th Annual Kingdom Day Parade Monday, January 20 Parade bus departs 7:30 am from 2724 W. 8th St. Los Angeles, CA 90005

January 8th, 2020|Events|

All members of SEIU Local 99 are invited to join our union's procession in the 35th Annual Kingdom Day parade in South Los Angeles, on Monday, January 20. Under the banner “Fighting for His Dream", we will illustrate how the work we do with children today is continuing on Dr. King’s dream for future generations. See the post for more information and to register.

How Teacher’s Assistant Guadalupe Valdovinos Got Her Job Back!

December 26th, 2019|LAUSD, Member Voices|

Teacher’s Assistant Guadalupe Valdovinos (Flournoy Elementary) was unfairly dismissed on Feb 20, 2019. She knew she was protected by her union contract and after reaching out to the membership resource center she won her case. Guadalupe will be reinstated, with backpay, and no loss of seniority. That’s union power!

Big Wins in 2019 Set the Stage for 2020

December 19th, 2019|Child Care Providers, LAUSD, People-Powered Politics, Summer Fund|

As we come to the end of 2019, we're celebrating some pretty amazing accomplishments Local 99 members won this year! From joining the strike lines in L.A. and Chicago to Child Care Providers winning the right to collectively bargain to making Summer Bridge a reality and addressing candidates for U.S. President about their positions on education - SEIU Local 99 members were on the front lines in 2019, making a difference for ourselves, our students, and our communities.

U.S. Presidential Candidates Hear from SEIU 99 Education Workers Members highlight role of all education workers at MSNBC’s Public Education Forum

December 18th, 2019|People-Powered Politics|

When it comes to education, the voices of classified employees are not always heard. But at the Public Education Forum held in Pittsburg on December 14, 2019,  SEIU Local 99 members made sure that the role of special education assistants, teacher assistants, bus drivers, food service workers, custodians and others were recognized by everyone in attendance – including candidates for U.S. President!

South LA Community to TAS Board – We Demand Respect! TAS Board President Juli Quinn Steps Down

December 17th, 2019|TAS|

On December 5, South LA parents, community members, and residents descended at the Accelerated Schools (TAS) board meeting to present a list of urgent community demands. The board also made the callous decision to hire four, private armed guards to welcome the community for a regular, public board meeting. It is clear our demands are more relevant than ever. Let’s continue to stand together to hold charter schools like TAS accountable!