Service Employees International Union

SEIU California Applauds Governor’s Executive Order on School Funding During COVID-19 Closures

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California released the following statement from Max Arias, executive director of SEIU Local 99 and SEIU California executive board member, after Governor Newsom signed an executive order that will keep dollars flowing to schools closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The order means schools closed to protect communities’ health can safely safely serve meals, deliver online instruction, and support special education and other crucial student needs.

Labor Leaders, Elected Officials Discuss Unions for All During CDC

On Saturday November 16 in downtown Long Beach, elected officials including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti California Democratic Party Chair Rusty Hicks, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters joined SEIU members in discussing their 2020 Unions for All agenda. The discussion took place during a breakfast meeting as part of the California Democratic Convention. For the coming election year, union members said they are hoping for changes that include “ending money bail, and throwing open the doors for every person in this country to have the opportunity to join a union, no matter where they work.”