Dear Valued Member of the United Steelworkers Local 8599 Family,

I would like to address a mailer that you may have received from a political organization, the Freedom Foundation, under a threatening title “Legal Notice.” The Freedom Foundation is a crooked company funded by big businesses that wants you to stop supporting the USW in order to further their own political goals. This is a direct attack on all of us. You are your Union, and your Union needs your support!

Congratulations to our very own Sister, Kitchen Operator at Virginia Primrose, Nailly Salib (third from left) and Kitchen Assistant Silvia Aresti (not pictured). Nailly accepted the award of No Kid Hungry national campaign. Nailly and team were one of six honorees for this year's California Hunger Hero Award. She was nominated by her Assistant Principal Dr. Salvador Rodriguez.

Show your Solidarity by purchasing and wearing our NEW Union Made Royal Blue softer T-Shirt. Wear your Union Shirt on Thursdays, our Day of Solidarity. Shirts sizes small - XL $15.00 each, 2XL - 4XL $20.00 each. 

Congratulations to our USW Local 8599 Family of Graduating Seniors! 
Each of the Graduates will recieve a $500.00 Grant Scholorship from the Local.  Meet our graduates and hear about their future endeavours at our General Membership Meetings in June and July. 

On Tuesday April 16, 2024 United Steelworkers Local 8599 held our Local Union Officers and Grievance Representatives/Shop Stewards election.
The following will be sworn in on May 18, 2024 at our General Membership Meeting 9:00am for a three - year term beginning on May 18, 2024 - May 14, 2027.
Congratulations to all of our Executive Board Members and Grievance Stewards on their continued dedication and reelection. We are pleased to welcome our new Grievance Stewards.

A special thank you to ALL Classified and Hourly Members. We all deserve recognition. There were a lot of candidates for Employees of the Year in their respective categories. There can be only one honoree chosen. Thanks to Virginia Rodriguez, Lydia Wibert and Dawn Dooley, the selection committee for our Union. 
The honorees of the 2023-2024 School Year are:

Thank you to all the DSOs, M & O, Facilities and Custodial Department members that went to work on Monday August 21, 2023 to the unknown conditions of the FUSD sites. With their assistance, schools were able to open as planned on Tuesday August 22, 2023. Please see the attached Memorandum of Understanding regarding the time and one half pay for the day for these essential employees. 

Greetings USW Local 8599 Family,

 May 1st was International Workers’ Day, a day commemorating the historic struggles and gains made by workers and the labor movement. Education Code 51009 deems the month of May as Labor History Month,  public schools and are encouraged to commemorate this month and bring awareness of the Labor Movement in California and the United States to our students.

Doesn’t it seem that some days there are more struggles than gains?