About Max Arias

Max Arias is the Executive Director of SEIU Local 99 and the Chief Negotiator working with our contract bargaining team.

LAUSD Increases Wage Offer – it’s not enough. Let’s keep up the pressure with Strike Vote!

At our bargaining session on April 5, LAUSD increased their wage proposal to 3%, retroactive to July 2017. This includes a 1% ongoing wage increase that incorporates extra work and/or training starting in the 2018-19 school year. It’s a step in the right direction - but it’s still not enough. The District had been stuck [...]

By | 2018-04-06T16:07:07+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Bargaining Updates|

They’re Listening!

We had a spirited and emotional Speak-Out in front of LAUSD Headquarters on Tuesday, June 13. And there’s no doubt that it had an impact on our bargaining session on Friday, June 16.  One of the first things the LAUSD negotiators said was that the School Board heard us -- and the District is working on a wage proposal to present to us soon. We let them know that we’re looking forward to a fair proposal.

By | 2017-06-28T11:00:00+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Bargaining Updates|

Taking action and making progress

There’s good news to report on our LAUSD contract negotiations. This is Max Arias, SEIU Local 99 Executive Director and Chief Negotiator. Our Bargaining Team met with the District on Wednesday, May 24. We made some significant progress on language around labor management committees. It gives us a much stronger [...]

By | 2017-06-28T11:04:47+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Bargaining Updates|