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An unfiltered news feed of what’s happening at SEIU Local 99

When We Fight, We Win! LAUSD Reinstates Hundreds of Members to Summer Bridge Program

November 6th, 2019|LAUSD, Summer Fund|

Earlier this year, LAUSD wrongfully denied hundreds of SEIU Local 99 members enrollment in the Summer Bridge Fund (also called the Classified School Employee Summer Assistance Program). The district claimed these members were not eligible because they worked the 2019 summer session. We fought back and more than 1300 members are now back in the program.

Rally for Justice, Immigrant Rights,& Equality 25 Years Beyond Prop 187

November 5th, 2019|People-Powered Politics|

Over 25 years ago in California, a conservative political climate, national recession, and shift in demographics led to a xenophobic backlash, coming to head as the anti-immigrant ballot initiative of Prop 187 in 1994. While conservatives expected us to hide in fear, we banded together and mobilized by the millions. Join us in honoring the movement that crushed the racist Prop 187. Free Bus Transportation from SEIU Local 99's L.A. Office to rally.

License Exempt Providers Win With CCPU

October 25th, 2019|Child Care Providers|

Improving the quality of child care providers offer to families is a primary motivation for many providers who have organized their unions across the country. In fact, a 2010 study by the National Women’s Law Center found nine of the twelve state contracts negotiated by providers included wins for license-exempt providers to have greater access to training, professional development, and support structures to gain their license. Here are some of the highlights.

Child Care Center Educators Begin Negotiations with the Mexican-American Opportunity Fund

October 21st, 2019|Mexican American Opportunity Fund|

Our contract expired on October 2 and we are currently in negotiations for our contract that'll cover 2019-2022. Three hundred educators at the Mexican-American Opportunity Fund are gearing up to improve early care and education for working families in Los Angeles. Learn more.

We’ve filed charges against TAS! Community continues to demand Justice for Hilda Rodriguez-Guzman

October 18th, 2019|TAS|

On October 14, SEIU Local 99 filed unfair labor practices charges with the Public Employees Relations Board regarding the dismissal of Hilda Rodriguez-Guzman at the Accelerated Schools. Hilda served as Local 99's shop steward and Health Services Coordinator at TAS for over a decade. We are attending TAS next board meeting on October 24 at 10am to speak out in support of Hilda. Join us!

Solidarity: LA School Workers Stand with Chicago Strikers

October 16th, 2019|Labor News, LAUSD, Member Voices|

Special Education Assistants, Classroom Aides, Custodians, Bus Aides and 7000 other SEIU Local 73 classified employees at Chicago Public Schools (CPS) are on strike with teachers who are members of the Chicago Teachers’ Union (CTU). We are proud to stand with them. SEIU Local 99 Member Jeanette Verbera, a Special Education Assistant at LAUSD, and Organizer Toi Jackson are on the picket lines in Chicago standing in solidarity with our Local 73 brothers and sisters. Read Toi's report from the strike lines.