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Bill Passed By Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee!

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 [...]

2017-07-12T22:30:09+00:00 July 12th, 2017|

Bill is Referred to Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee

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 [...]

2017-06-20T00:01:35+00:00 June 20th, 2017|

Assembly Passes AB 621! Bill Goes to Senate Committees Next

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 [...]

2017-06-07T17:48:57+00:00 May 31st, 2017|

Assembly Committee on Appropriations Passes AB 621!

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 [...]

2017-05-31T00:18:16+00:00 May 30th, 2017|

Local 99 Members Talk About Their Cruel Summer, Gain Support for AB 621 in Sacramento

Local 99 members meet with AB 621 Bill Author and Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra. In an effort to gain the support of legislators for AB 621, a group of members joined the SEIU Local 99 “Midnight Ride” to Sacramento from May 2-3. Our union has been organizing trips like this for years as new [...]

2017-05-30T23:35:19+00:00 May 5th, 2017|

Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Votes Yes for AB 621

SEIU 99 Member Isabel Miranda speaks to the State Assembly Committee about the hardship school workers endure during the summer. Seated next to her is the author of the bill, Assembly Member Raul Bocanegra. The Summer Bridge Bill (AB 621) passed the Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security today. [...]

2017-04-07T23:28:19+00:00 March 29th, 2017|