Today, author of AB 621, Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra, held a press conference in front of San Fernando Elementary where he urged Governor Brown to sign the bill and end the unjust and cruel summer faced by California's classified school employees.
The Los Angeles Unified School Board, representing the largest school district in California, today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of Assembly Bill 621 (Bocanegra), state legislation that will help end the cruel summer endured by many special education assistants, custodians, cafeteria workers and other classified school workers.
SEIU 99 members met directly with Governor Jerry Brown’s office today to discuss the Summer Bridge bill. It’s the first time we’ve been invited by the Governor to directly explain what we go through every summer and why it’s so critical that the Governor fix this injustice. It means we’re getting through!
Good news! AB 621 has cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee! This is the furthest this bill has gone with funding still attached. The bill goes to the Senate floor next where it is also expected to pass. The governor is our biggest hurdle. As you may recall from last year, our summer unemployment bill [...]
The Senate Appropriations Committee is set to vote on AB 621, the Summer Bridge for School Workers bill, by this Thursday, August 31. Like our summer unemployment bill from last year (AB 2197), AB 621 has a very good chance of getting to the governor's desk. But, that doesn't mean we can sit back. [...]
On Thursday, August 24—at the urging of custodial and cafeteria staff, and other classified school workers of SEIU Local 99—Compton and Lynwood Unified School Board Members passed a resolution that, in turn, urges the California State Legislature and Governor to put an end to their “cruel summer” without pay by passing and signing AB [...]
Today, the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee made the right and just decision of passing AB 621. SEIU Local 99 members can take some credit in today's passage: 134 of us sent 678 email petition letters directly to the inboxes of all committee members, telling them our stories and urging their support. Sign-up [...]
After being read in the Senate and given to the Rules Committee, AB 621 has been assigned for review and approval by the Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations. These are the members on the committee who will be voting on our bill: Senator Steven Bradford (Chair) Senator Jeff Stone (Vice Chair) Senator Toni [...]
More great news coming out of Sacramento! On Wednesday, May 31, the State Assembly voted 53-21 to pass AB 621. This passage marks a major milestone for the bill as it is now out of the Assembly and moves onto the Senate for review. The bill will first need to be read by a [...]
Coming off the heels of our successful May 2-3 lobby trip (a.k.a. Midnight Ride) to Sacramento, the Assembly Committee on Appropriations voted 12-5 to pass AB 621. It's not a law yet, but we’ve crossed another big hurdle. As you may remember, some of our previous bills addressing the summer unemployment crisis did not make [...]