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OUR CAMPAIGNS

We care about having good jobs, providing quality education, and building healthy, vibrant communities, and we believe these things all go hand-in-hand. That’s why we lead movements for change at the bargaining table, at our work sites, and at the ballot box.

As education workers and parents, we fight to win contracts that improve our livelihoods and improve the quality education. And as union members, we exercise our collective voice at the ballot box to ensure that the things we care about are prioritized. If an elected official says they’re going to expand funding for public education or pass laws that help working people and students, we make sure they do just that.

See our current campaigns.

OUR CAMPAIGNS

We care about having good jobs, providing quality education, and building healthy, vibrant communities and we believe these things all go hand-in-hand. That’s why we lead movements for change at the bargaining table, at our work sites, and at the ballot box.

As education workers and parents, we fight to win contracts that improve our livelihoods and improve the quality education. And as union members, we exercise our collective voice at the ballot box to ensure that the things we care about are prioritized. If an elected official says they’re going to expand funding for public education or pass laws that help working people and students, we make sure they do just that.

See our current campaigns.

OUR CAMPAIGNS

Summer Bridge Fund

In June 2018, Governor Brown signed the 2018-2019 State Budget, which includes $50 million in funding for a summer relief fund for classified employees, matched 1-to-1 by the state. We now have the safety net we need and deserve and we won it through union power. Learn more about the summer relief fund on this page.

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2020 Elections

This year isn’t just another election year.

We are at a pivotal moment in the fight for quality public education, for racial, immigrant, economic and environmental justice, and the fight for all working people to have a union and a voice in local and national politics. Who we elect to office matters.

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Yes on Proposition 15

Proposition 15: The Schools & Communities First Funding Act is a landmark funding measure that—if passed in November—will fix over 40 years of divestment in our public schools and communities. It closes tax loopholes that have allowed big corporations in California to rob schools and communities of over $10-12 billion a year in funding.

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Child Care for All

Family child care providers give peace-of-mind to working parents by caring for their little ones every day. As educators, they play a vital role in their early development. Yet, providers are some of the lowest paid workers in the state and are denied the right to collective bargaining. With a new governor, this is the year we change that.

Learn more

Summer Bridge Fund

In June 2018, Governor Brown signed the 2018-2019 State Budget, which includes $50 million in funding for a summer relief fund for classified employees, matched 1-to-1 by the state. We now have the safety net we need and deserve and we won it through union power. Learn more about the summer relief fund on this page.

Learn more

2020 Elections

This year isn’t just another election year. We are at a pivotal moment in the fight for quality public education, for racial, immigrant, economic and environmental justice, and the fight for all working people to have a union and a voice in local and national politics. Who we elect to office matters.

LEARN MORE

Yes on Proposition 15

Proposition 15: The Schools & Communities First Funding Act is a landmark funding measure that—if passed in November—will fix over 40 years of divestment in our public schools and communities. It closes tax loopholes that have allowed big corporations in California to rob schools and communities of over $10-12 billion a year in funding.

Learn more

Child Care for All

Family child care providers give peace-of-mind to working parents by caring for their little ones every day. As educators, they play a vital role in their early development. Yet, providers are some of the lowest paid workers in the state and are denied the right to collective bargaining. With a new governor, this is the year we change that.

Learn more

FEATURED STORIES

The Coronavirus Outbreak: Latest Information

Your health and safety are the priority as employers and communities work to prevent the spread of coronavirus. SEIU Local 99 is working with employers, schools, and the state of California to review and provide input on their emergency and preparedness plans, including planning around school closures.

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As much of the country is shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, many SEIU Local 99 members are on the front lines making sure students continue their education, disinfecting schools and workplaces, delivering grab-and-go meals to families in need and providing care, learning and stability to the children of first responders.

These are our stories

The Coronavirus Outbreak: Latest Information

Your health and safety are the priority as employers and communities work to prevent the spread of coronavirus. SEIU Local 99 is working with employers, schools, and the state of California to review and provide input on their emergency and preparedness plans, including planning around school closures.

Read more

As much of the country is shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, many SEIU Local 99 members are on the front lines making sure students continue their education, disinfecting schools and workplaces, delivering grab-and-go meals to families in need and providing care, learning and stability to the children of first responders.

These are our stories

Policing In Our Schools: Bold Change is Needed

June 22nd, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

As education workers whose jobs are to ensure clean, safe and supportive learning environments for students, we have been addressing the issue of defunding school police within our union. It is not an easy debate, but one thing is clear to us: change is necessary. The LAUSD school board will be taking on the issue of school police at their [...]

Poor People’s Campaign Join the Moral March on Washington Digital Gathering: June 20 and 21

June 19th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

Join SEIU Local 99 members at the Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington digital gathering.  Saturday, June 20, 7am and 3pm and Sunday, June 21 at 3pm Join and watch the livestream at www.june2020.org Join us for the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low income people with our 43 state coordinating committees, 100+ [...]

March to Defund the Police … And Invest in Our Schools Tuesday, June 16, 10am @Miguel Contreras Learning Complex

June 15th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

As we put our demands for racial justice into action, SEIU Local 99 is firmly in support of defunding the police. But, to be clear, defunding the police does not mean eliminating the police. It means defunding the policies and practices that criminalize our children and promote the school to prison pipeline. It means no guns or handcuffs or choke holds on our children. It means more investment in education, counseling, parent engagement, after school programs and other services that have been decimated over the last several decades – with dire consequences on Black and Brown communities. Join us as we rally with Black Lives Matter-LA and other groups standing strong for justice and equity!

Your Voice is Needed! Tell Your Senator to PASS the HEROES Act and Protect ALL Essential Workers For a stronger, more inclusive social infrastructure that supports and serves all of us.

June 12th, 2020|People-Powered Politics|

The COVID-19 pandemic has confirmed what workers already know: America’s economy and democracy are out of balance, with too much power in the hands of corporations, billionaires, and self-serving politicians who have rigged the system against working families. On Monday, June 15, education workers across the country are calling their Senators to urge them to pass the HEROES Act. Stand-up, SEIU Local 99 Members, and join the chorus! 

SEIU Local 99 Principles for ReOpening Our Schools We Demand Quality Schools for All – No Matter the Color of Your Skin, Where You Live or Where You Come From

June 10th, 2020|LACCD, LACOE, LAUSD, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units, TAS, Ventura County Community College District|

As education workers, parents and members of the communities that we serve, we know that for people of color and children living in poverty, education is the pathway to opportunity in this country. But for far too long, inequities in our educational system have shortchanged our Black, Brown and immigrant children of an excellent public education. And the contributions [...]

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