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COVID-19 : Latest Information on Safety, Vaccine Requirements and More

SEIU Local 99 is working with employers, schools, and the state of California to review and provide input on safety, testing, vaccinations, reasonable accommodations and other issues related to working as we continue to face the challenges of the pandemic. Check out updates on negotiation and the COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ.

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Electing Champions to the LAUSD School Board is the First Step in Making Our Voices Heard

April 1st, 2022|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

We believe excellent public schools are equitable schools where all students have access to a quality education no matter where they live, where they come from, the color of their skin or their abilities. To achieve this, we’re fighting for a LAUSD contract that improves cleanliness, health and safety, academic support, and the jobs we do that make quality education possible.

We’re Fighting to Make the Summer Fund Permanent and Expand Eligibility to Community College Employees

March 28th, 2022|LAUSD, Lynwood Unified School District, People-Powered Politics, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units, Summer Fund|

While the Summer Bridge Fund Program has postively impacted the lives of thousands of school employees, our work isn't finished. AB 1691 (Medina) will create a permanent funding mechanism that includes a dollar-to-dollar match and opens up the program to community college employees as well. Learn more.

We’re Fighting to Pass SB 830 – Equitable Funding of Schools

March 25th, 2022|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

For over five decades, California has been inequitable in the funding of our public schools, benefiting those in more affluent communities, all while placing those in poorer communities at a disadvantage. During this time, California has been utilizing the Average Daily Attendance (ADA) method for calculating school funding, which has led to this inequitable distribution and penalized schools and families in low-income areas. SB 830 aims to fix that.

HVAC Mechanics and HVAC Senior Mechanics at Lynwood Unified will receive a wage increase!

March 23rd, 2022|Lynwood Unified School District, Small K-12 Units|

The pandemic showed us how important clean air is to everyone's health. To continue to ensure safe schools and workplaces, SEIU Local 99 moved LUSD to recognize the essential work of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) Mechanics with pay rates that are competitive in the market. Effective as of Wednesday, March 22, 2022,  we got the district to agree to the following [Read more]

Agreement Reached with LAUSD Over Lifting of Indoor Mask Mandate

March 22nd, 2022|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

Our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team met with LAUSD today, March 22, 2020 to negotiate over the impact of the lifting of the mask mandate. We let the district know that their announcement last week to lift the mandate was premature because the safety concerns of SEIU Local 99 members had not been addressed. We are happy to report [Read more]

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

LAUSD School Board Race

School board members decide on a number of things that impact school jobs and the quality of student services. This is why we need partners on the school board, like Maria Brenes, Nick Melvoin and Kelly Gonez. They understand that the student services we provide go hand-in-hand with the quality of education. Help elect these champions to the LAUSD School Board!

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LAUSD Contract Negotiations Updates:

Fighting for Clean, Safe and Supportive Schools for All

We believe excellent public schools are equitable schools where all students have access to a quality education no matter where they live, where they come from, the color of their skin or their abilities. To achieve this, we’re fighting for a LAUSD contract that improves cleanliness, health and safety, academic support, and the jobs we do that make quality education possible.

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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. Through collective bargaining and community action, providers are making gains to stabilize the child care industry, win respect for their work and expand access to quality, affordable care for all working families. 

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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.

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As much of the country was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, many SEIU Local 99 members were on the front lines making sure students continued 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 was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, many SEIU Local 99 members were on the front lines making sure students continued 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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