SoCal Units includes: Compton Unified School District, Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, Lynwood Unified School District, Pleasant Valley School District, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Torrance Unified School District
Many of our communities lack access to affordable and reliable internet access. According to the California Dream Index, broadband access is less accessible for Black, Latino and tribal communities in California.
SEIU Local 99 members spoke with legislators during virtual lobby visits, made calls and sent emails to Governor Newsom and showed our strength as essential workers throughout the pandemic. This moved the Governor to increase funding for education in his May Revise Budget. The May revision includes funding that focuses on closing the learning gap that was significantly increased during the pandemic and dedicated dollars to fully reopen schools. Once the budget is approved, the funds in the state budget get dispersed to local school districts and agencies. This is the money that will be play in our contract negotiations. Check out this infographic of the Governor’s May Revision budget proposal.
Every weekday during the 2:30 PM to 11:00 PM timeframe, Edna Logan, a Building & Grounds Worker at Esteban Torres High School in East Los Angeles, is responsible for cleaning approximately 18 classrooms, 12 bathrooms, a staff lounge, and four rehearsal studios for the dance, theatre, and music programs. LA Taco spent a day in the life of Edna as part of their "Someone's Gotta Do It" series.
Lead Custodian Eric Martin has been providing cleanliness inside and out of classrooms at Santa Monica Malibu Unified (SMMUSD) for almost 24 years and he feels like his crew does not get the credit they deserve.