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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

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 [...]

See the Full June 6 Executive Board Meeting With Special Guest State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond

June 9th, 2020|Union Business|

The SEIU Local 99 Executive Board held an open meeting on June 6. Member officers and leaders gave updates on gains we've made to address worksite issues during the COVID-19 shutdown and presented our union's principles for re-opening schools. We also heard from Child Care Providers who are on the verge of a historic election to secure the right to negotiate a contract. And we began a dialogue on addressing the systemic racism that is at the core of so much injustice and pain in our communities.

We’re one step closer to making lasting change for California schools and communities. Join us to celebrate June 9-10

June 5th, 2020|All Bargaining Units, People-Powered Politics|

The Schools & Communities First Initiative has officially qualified for the November ballot! This comes after the campaign had submitted a historic 1.7 million signatures of support , an effort powered by SEIU Local 99 members along with tens of thousands of volunteers, endorsers, and supporters throughout California. Join a virtual celebration with special guest Dolores Huerta.

“No Justice, No Peace”

June 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

This cannot be just another moment in which we grieve, protest, make bold statements and go back to a normal that we know is the cause for all this injustice. Black people suffer violence every day in the United States - structural violence, economic violence, and disproportionate physical violence. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the inequities of our society. Amongst all of us, our Black sisters and brothers are disproportionately affected by COVID-19. They are getting sick and dying at a higher rate; a majority have to continue to work in unsafe conditions to survive; their children are disproportionately falling behind in their academic progress due to lack of access to the internet and computers. This is not justice. This is not peace.

Making Progress on Safety & PPE Talks with LACCD; Leave Time Still An Issue

April 21st, 2020|LACCD|

SEIU Local 99 Stewards and Staff have continued to meet with LACCD Chancellor Rodriguez and his team to address our safety issues. We're making progress in large part because many workers took the bold action last week of refusing to go to work due to safety concerns. We need to keep pushing forward. Here's an update on our talks [...]

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