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COVID-19 : Latest Information on Safety and Reopening Negotiations

SEIU Local 99 is working with employers, schools, and the state of California to review and provide input on safety, testing, vaccinations and reopening plans, Check out updates on negotiation and the COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ.

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You Shouldn’t Get Punished for Getting Sick Let’s move California Legislators to Pass Senate Bill 205- School and Community College Employees Sick Leave

May 27th, 2021|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

During the pandemic, we all worried about what would happen if we got seriously sick and had to be out of work for months. What if we used all our sick leave? How would we pay bills? Senate Bill 205 by Senator Connie Leyva proposes to offer five months of full salary paid sick leave to classified school and [Read more]

SEIU Local 99 Members Took Action & Helped Move the Governor to Propose the Largest Education Funding in State History

May 27th, 2021|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

SEIU Local 99 members spoke with legislators during virtual lobby visits, made calls and sent emails to Governor Newsom and showed our strength as essential workers throughout the pandemic. This moved the Governor to increase funding for education in his May Revise Budget. The May revision includes funding that focuses on closing the learning gap that was significantly increased during the pandemic and dedicated dollars to fully reopen schools. Once the budget is approved, the funds in the state budget get dispersed to local school districts and agencies. This is the money that will be play in our contract negotiations. Check out this infographic of the Governor’s May Revision budget proposal.

The COVID-19 Outbreak: Latest Information

Your health and safety are the priority as employers and communities continue to 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 preparedness plans, safety measures, distance learning, essential work, child care, the eventual safe return to in-person classes and other issues related to work and the pandemic. With vaccines now available to front-line workers, check out the COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ.

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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

Clean & Safe Schools for All

The crisis created by COVID-19 exposed the vast inequities in our educational system. One of the most urgent divides is in the cleaning and maintenance of our schools. The pandemic has taught us that we need to do more to ensure that all students and staff have access to safe, sanitized and healthy campuses. We need to do more than just reopen with the same old problems: we need to do better.

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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.

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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

Clean & Safe Schools for All

The crisis created by COVID-19 exposed the vast inequities in our educational system. One of the most urgent divides is in the cleaning and maintenance of our schools. The pandemic has taught us that we need to do more to ensure that all students and staff have access to safe, sanitized and healthy campuses. We need to do more than just reopen with the same old problems: we need to do better.

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

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

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

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
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