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People-Powered Politics: 2020 Elections Page is Live! See the Candidates SEIU Local 99 Members are Supporting and Get Involved

An important part of our mission as a union is to raise the standard of living for all members and all working people. Part of this work means electing to office women and men who make policy and budgetary decisions that affect our jobs and communities. Today, we launch our 2020 Elections web page where members can learn about key elections our union is involved in, the candidates SEIU Local 99 members have endorsed, and how you can be part of the change.

By |February 13th, 2020|Categories: Get Informed, LAUSD, People-Powered Politics, Small K-12 Units|Tags: |

New Protections for Beyond the Bell After School Workers

In 2018, the California School Employees Association (CSEA) sponsored Assembly Bill 2160, authored by the current Superintendent of Public Instruction - Tony Thurmond, to bring Playground Aides, and after-school workers into the classified service. Before we were “at-will” employees, meaning we could be fired whenever and for whatever reason. AB 2160 will strengthen the relationships Pwe have with our schools, communities, and students. With permanent status, Playground Aides and Beyond the Bell workers gain strong protections and the same benefits/rights all classified employees enjoy. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

By |February 13th, 2020|Categories: LAUSD|

LAUSD Bargaining Team Elections Set for February 8 Nominations are now open

Our full contract with LAUSD expires on June 30, 2020. Let's stand strong for good jobs, more staffing for student services, and a voice for quality education. The first step is to elect our bargaining team. Nominations are now open.

By |February 4th, 2020|Categories: Bargaining Updates, LAUSD|Tags: |

LAUSD Labor-Management Committee Elections on February 8 Take the lead to improve our jobs and student services. Nominations are now open. Election is February 8.

Do you want to help resolve worksite issues? Have ideas on how we can improve student services? Join one of our Labor Management Committees (LMC). These committees are made-up of members who meet regularly with school district administrators to find solutions to worksite problems, improve working conditions, and improve the student services we provide. Nominations are now open and voting for contested seats will take place on February 8.

By |February 4th, 2020|Categories: LAUSD|Tags: , |

How Teacher’s Assistant Guadalupe Valdovinos Got Her Job Back!

Teacher’s Assistant Guadalupe Valdovinos (Flournoy Elementary) was unfairly dismissed on Feb 20, 2019. She knew she was protected by her union contract and after reaching out to the membership resource center she won her case. Guadalupe will be reinstated, with backpay, and no loss of seniority. That’s union power!

By |December 26th, 2019|Categories: LAUSD, Member Voices|Tags: |

Big Wins in 2019 Set the Stage for 2020

As we come to the end of 2019, we're celebrating some pretty amazing accomplishments Local 99 members won this year! From joining the strike lines in L.A. and Chicago to Child Care Providers winning the right to collectively bargain to making Summer Bridge a reality and addressing candidates for U.S. President about their positions on education - SEIU Local 99 members were on the front lines in 2019, making a difference for ourselves, our students, and our communities.

By |December 19th, 2019|Categories: Child Care Providers, LAUSD, People-Powered Politics, Summer Fund|Tags: |

SEIU Local 99 Education Workers Endorse Patricia Castellanos, Jackie Goldberg, Scott Schmerelson and George McKenna for LAUSD Board

The custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, special education assistants, and other dedicated education workers of SEIU Local 99 have voted to back George McKenna (District 1), Scott Schmerelson (District 3), Jackie Goldberg (District 5) and Patricia Castellanos (District 7) for the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. The LAUSD primary election is on March 3, 2020.

By |December 16th, 2019|Categories: LAUSD, People-Powered Politics, Press Release|Tags: , |
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