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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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Nominate Your SMMUSD Bargaining Team

August 12th, 2021|Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units, SMMUSD Bargaining Updates|

We will soon begin negotiations with Santa Monica Malibu Unified for our next full contract. Our wages, hours, working conditions and other issues affecting our jobs are on the line. The first step to winning a strong contract is electing our bargaining team. The bargaining team is made up of the Chief Steward and nine other members. Nominations for members wishing to be part of the team will be open August 23-27, 2021

Governor Newsom Announces Vaccination/Testing Requirement for School Workers

August 12th, 2021|LAUSD, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Small K-12 Units, TAS, Torrance Unified School District|

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a statewide requirement that all K-12 school workers be either vaccinated or take weekly COVID tests. This takes effect August 12, 2021 and all school districts need to be in compliance by October 15, 2021. Safety is a top priority as members prepare to go back to school and we share in Governor Gavin [Read more]

Why we are Saying NO to the Wasteful, Partisan Recall

August 10th, 2021|People-Powered Politics|

Governor Gavin Newsom has stood with education workers to protect jobs, keep our communities safe and invest in quality schools and child care.  Now, anti-worker extremists and Trump supporters want to take it all away.  Decades of hard-won progress are at stake if Gov. Newsom is recalled,  including increased pay, the summer bridge fund, increased funding for [Read more]

LACCD calls workers essential, but district’s “best” wage offer is an insult! We are essential. Not expendable. Take the Pledge to demand fair wages.

August 3rd, 2021|LACCD, LACCD Bargaining Updates|

The Los Angeles Community College District has offered SEIU Local 99 members what they call their “last, best and final” offer for the 2020-23 contract. And, frankly, it’s an insult. Their "best offer" still puts workers way below the wage standards for custodians in other college districts.  After they called custodians and other workers essential and hailed them as heroes [Read more]

LAUSD has Confirmed the Payment Dates for Wage Increases + Bonus

July 29th, 2021|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

UPDATE! Our bargaining team has confirmed with LAUSD the payment dates of the bonuses and wage increases we recently negotiated in our contract.  $750 Bonus Members who are on semi-monthly payroll will receive the $750 on their August 23, 2021, paycheck. Members who are on the monthly payroll will receive the $750 on their August 31, 2021, paycheck. $1.00 / hour [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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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

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. 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.

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. 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.

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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