02.16.23 Read Time: 1 min SEIU Local 99 Members Vote 96% Yes to Authorize a Strike On Saturday, results of SEIU Local 99’s strike authorization vote show a supermajority of members support going on strike for their contract demands — including wage increases, a guaranteed work schedule, paid professional development, and more for clean, safe, and supportive schools. Local 99’s bargaining team declared impasse with the state Public Employment Relations Board in December and is currently in mediation with the district. Carvalho posted this tweet Friday night as SEIU Local 99 members concluded their strike authorization vote. His tweet has since been deleted. UTLA’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to support SEIU Local 99 if they go on strike and to encourage UTLA members to exercise their right to not cross a picket line if SEIU Local 99 ultimately goes on strike. SEIU has not yet set a strike date. UTLA leaders will stay in close communication with Local 99 leaders and provide additional updates.