Support Summer Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Local 99 Members Bart Weil (foreground) and Rachel Arzu speak with California Democratic Convention delegates about the need for summer unemployment benefits for school workers.

Join our local weekly lobby visits or trip to Sacramento

On March 8, SEIU Local 99 members made their voices heard at the California Democratic Party Convention in Los Angeles. At a booth set up during the convention specifically to spread the word about our summer unemployment insurance bill, Local 99 members spoke with nearly every democratic legislator and hundreds of delegates about the need to fix the broken unemployment insurance system. We also launched an online petition that instantly sends a message to legislators and the Governor about the need to support AB1638. Add your name to the petition.

We’re following up this great event with weekly visits to legislators in their local Southern California offices and our big lobby day in Sacramento on May 21. Join us and help send the message that we must end the cycle of poverty many school workers endure due to the current system. We are the only seasonal workers denied the opportunity to receive unemployment benefits when work is not available. Let’s fix this!

Use our online sign-up form to join a weekly lobby visit or our trip to lobby in Sacramento (buses will depart late night on May 20 and return late night May 21). Questions? Contact Local 99 Political Director Caroline Mello at

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