LAUSD Contract Campaign to Lift our Schools and Raise our Communities 2017-12-14T18:40:31+00:00

We are Education Workers United
Lifting Our Schools, Raising Our Communities

We are the backbone of quality education at Los Angeles Unified School District. We are 30,000 cafeteria workers, custodians, bus drivers, teacher assistants, special education assistants, school supervision aides and others who ensure LAUSD students learn in clean, safe and supportive learning environments.

While the District has begun to restore programs and services lost during the recession, we know there is still much we need to get done. As front-line school workers, parents and members of the predominantly black and Latino communities we serve, we are committed to bargaining for a contract that will lift up the quality of education in all our schools and help our communities thrive. Join our campaign.

BARGAINING PRIORITIES

Our Contract Bargaining Priorities book serves as the centerpiece of our campaign to lift our schools and raise our communities. Read it and download a copy. You can also get a copy at our next rally.

Najeeb Khoury, Director of Labor Relations and the guy sitting across from our Bargaining Team at the negotiating table, gets a taste of what it's like to do custodial work at an understaffed school. Watch the video.

LAUSD DIRECTOR OF LABOR RELATIONS WALKS A DAY IN OUR SHOES

We are Education Workers United Lifting Our Schools, Raising Our Communities

We are the backbone of quality education at Los Angeles Unified School District. We are 30,000 cafeteria workers, custodians, bus drivers, teacher assistants, special education assistants, school supervision aides and others who ensure LAUSD students learn in clean, safe and supportive learning environments.

While the District has begun to restore programs and services lost during the recession, we know there is still much we need to get done. As front-line school workers, parents and members of the predominantly black and Latino communities we serve, we are committed to bargaining for a contract that will lift up the quality of education in all our schools and help our communities thrive. Join our campaign.

What We’re Fighting For

The District continues to depend on a largely part-time work force to provide critical support services, including student nutrition, health and safety, and classroom support. Additionally, after school programs and parent training, which are proven to increase graduation rates are in dire need of expansion. Career ladder opportunities to hire more teachers from our local school communities have not been funded in years. And while we’ve worked with the District to lift the wage floor at LAUSD, many of the District’s most experienced, long-time workers still struggle on wages that have not kept up with the rising costs of living.

We have identified four key areas that will address these problems and will be a focus of our negotiation with LAUSD:

Staffing Levels

Staffing levels on key student programs and services must be increased so that all students learn in clean, safe environments and have the support they need to succeed.

Read Julio’s story
Read Willie’s story

Fair Wages

School employees with years of dedication and experience must be compensated a fair wage. Wages aren’t just about money. Many of us are also parents of current LAUSD students. When parents have a good job, our children have the stability at home that they need to succeed in school.

Read Thresa’s story 

Training & Education

Teachers and staff who live in the same neighborhood as their schools know their students better than anyone else. We want to increase training and education opportunities to bring more local faces into our schools and foster stronger communities.

Read Maria’s story

Safety & Respect

The education of our children is also about the examples that we set for them. We can do this at our schools by fostering work environments where all employees are safe and respected.

Read Grace’s story

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