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Press Release: California Legislatures Votes to Pass AB 378 and Strengthen Early Learning

By |2019-09-13T16:51:07-07:00September 13th, 2019|Child Care Providers, People-Powered Politics|

AB 378 just passed the Senate and Assembly, which means it is one step closer to changing CA’s child care system for the better. Now Governor Newsom must add his signature for the bill to go into effect. Child Care Providers United released the following statement following the Senate and Assembly’s approval of AB 378 (Limón), The Building a Better Early Care and Education System Act.

California Tenants Will See Cap on Rent Increases Under Bill Sent to Newsom

By |2019-09-12T16:18:52-07:00September 12th, 2019|People-Powered Politics|

Tenants across California will for the first time have protections against how much landlords can increase their rents after legislators on Wednesday narrowly approved a measure to cap annual rent hikes. Under Assembly Bill 1482, most yearly rent increases over the next decade will be limited to 5% plus inflation and tenants will receive protections against being evicted without cause. 

“Hilda is a Pillar of our Community”

By |2019-09-11T10:36:35-07:00September 10th, 2019|TAS|

On August 29, dozens of South LA community members, TAS parents and alumni came together to demand that the Board of Trustees return Hilda to her position as Health Services Coordinator. Over ten community members spoke powerfully and directly to the Board about how Hilda has touched their lives and urged the board to reconsider its abrupt termination of Hilda.

Want to Step-up and Lead Local 99? Our Executive Board is Filling Seat Vacancies

By |2019-09-10T17:21:55-07:00September 9th, 2019|Union Business|

As provided by Article 14, Section 3 of the SEIU Local 99 Constitution and Bylaws, the Local 99 Executive Board will be filling Industry Division Delegate vacancies for the following: LAUSD Board District #1; LAUSD Board District #5; LAUSD At-large; Small Public K-12; Early Education (3 delegate vacancies for MAOF and Options, with no more than two from one employer). Deadline to submit an application is Thursday, September 19

Justice for Hilda Rodriguez-Guzman

By |2019-08-30T16:27:35-07:00August 28th, 2019|TAS|

Hilda Rodriguez-Guzman is a valued South LA community resident, mother, educator, and, up until July 2019, a dedicated Health Services Coordinator at The Accelerated Schools. After 10 years of serving our students and families, Hilda was suddenly and unfairly let go by TAS. We believe Hilda was let go in retaliation for her activism. We condemn retaliation against an employee for union activism. Parents, community, students, and staff are demanding TAS bring Hilda back.

Be a 2020 Game Changer and Demand Unions for All from Presidential Candidates

By |2019-08-13T13:50:31-07:00August 9th, 2019|People-Powered Politics, Union Business|

Our union unites people from different places and different races to fight for issues that matter to our families. Working people united in SEIU and the Fight for $15 and a Union demand that the 2020 candidates for President of the United States unabashedly champion economic and racial justice and commit to throwing open the doors for every person in this country to have the opportunity to join a union, no matter where they work.

Updates to Summer Bridge Fund Improve and Expand the Program

By |2019-08-29T14:57:21-07:00June 24th, 2019|People-Powered Politics, Summer Fund|

We fought hard in Sacramento to win the Summer Bridge Fund. Now, as the program begins to roll-out, we've continued to work with the state and we’ve won important updates that expand and improve the summer bridge fund. Updates that go into effect during the 2020-21 school year include a $62,400/year income threshold for eligibility. Any work you do outside of the school district does not affect your eligibility.

Bargaining with LAUSD for 2019-20 Wage Increases Begins!

By |2019-07-01T10:08:33-07:00June 18th, 2019|Bargaining Updates, LAUSD|

We officially opened negotiations with LAUSD on June 18, 2019 over our 2019-2020 wage increases. Our Bargaining Team spoke before the school board to let them know we’re ready to bargain for fair and equitable raises and real solutions to staffing shortages that impact student learning.

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