About Wayne Huang

Wayne Huang is Senior Communications Design Specialist at SEIU Local 99. He has formerly worked in various positions within the nonprofit sector focusing on visual communications and fundraising.

Who’s Got the Power? We’ve Got the Power! Members Make a Powerful Statement Outside LAUSD Board Meeting

Video not playing? See it on Facebook. On Tuesday, December 12, hundreds of SEIU Local 99 members showed up in force outside a scheduled LAUSD Board Meeting to send board members a message loud and clear: Negotiate in good faith with us, respect us, recognize the value of our work, do good by our students, [...]

By | 2017-12-14T20:08:56+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

LAUSD has nothing to show for in November 29 Bargaining Session. Let’s help them

  Our bargaining team met with LAUSD on Wednesday, November 29. Here's what happened: On Wages The District is still dug-in on their 2% one-time raise and 1% one-time bonus. They basically said that they see no pathway to be able to give us any more. Well, let’s show them the path way. [...]

By | 2017-12-12T11:48:16+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Bargaining Updates|

2%: Still a Sticking Point in Bargaining. Time for Members to Make the District Budge. Health Care Cut Threats: District Backs Off

Our picket lines, sticker-ups and other actions are being heard. Our bargaining team is making progress at the bargaining table. Special Education Assistants and BII Pilot During negotiations on November 9, we had a positive conversation about setting up a pilot program for eligible SEIU Local 99 members to be trained as Behavior Intervention Implementation [...]

By | 2017-11-21T12:16:47+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Bargaining Updates|

LAUSD may be trying to reduce hours of Special Education Assistants, bargaining in bad faith. Let us know if you’ve been affected.

  Back in August, LAUSD tried to cut the hours of Special Education Assistants across-the-board. We said 'NO WAY' and put a stop to it at the bargaining table. Now, it has come to SEIU Local 99's attention that the district may be attempting to cut hours from Special Education Assistants and Trainees. There have [...]

By | 2017-12-12T11:45:47+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Bargaining Updates|

It’s On: Informational Pickets Start October 23!

In our recent bargaining session on Sept. 27, the District did not come back with a fair wage proposal. They're still offering the same one-time 2% raise, but they added on 1% one-time bonus. This is NOT the "generous" offer they said they'd come back to us with and it certainly is not [...]

By | 2017-11-06T12:46:38+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Bargaining Updates|

On Wages: District Disappoints Again – Time to Turn Up the Heat

Our Bargaining Team met with the District on September 27. LAUSD’s negotiator had promised to come back with a “generous” wage proposal. So what did they offer? LAUSD continued to stick to their one-time 2% raise and now they added a 1% one-time bonus. They call this generous? The school board just got a 174% [...]

By | 2017-09-29T12:18:55+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Bargaining Updates|

Together We Rise: Join our Labor Day March and Rally

As strong union members, we have the power to raise wages, fight back against cuts to staffing and work hours, demand respect for our work, and improve student services. We’re currently in contract negotiations with LAUSD. Let’s show our Union Strength to beat back cuts, protect and expand good jobs, and win the strong contract [...]

By | 2017-08-24T11:05:57+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Deep cleaning is a deep challenge for L.A. Unified

Thanks to SEIU Local 99 members our schools are polished today as students go back to school. But the real issue is keeping schools clean throughout the school year. Read this L.A. Times article that features Local 99 President Conrado Guerrero and Custodian and Bargaining Team Member Edna Logan talking about how LAUSD needs to address workloads and staffing. It’s one of the issues we’re currently bargaining in our contract.

By | 2017-08-15T17:22:41+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

LAUSD Director of Labor Relations and Chief Negotiator Walks a Day in a Custodian’s Shoes

LAUSD Director of Labor Relations and Chief Negotiator Walks a Day in a Custodian's Shoes SEIU Local 99 commends LAUSD Director of Labor Relations and Chief Negotiator Najeeb Khoury for going through with the challenge of walking a day in our shoes. For his July 28 'walk', he joined Edna Logan—a custodian at Esteban [...]

By | 2017-08-10T11:23:21+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Procurement Workers Stand up and Set an Example for Us All

When LAUSD Procurement Workers picketed outside the Procurement Services Center last Thursday against the District’s insensitive and unfair Z time policy, they set the example of what all 30,000 of us—the classified school employees of LAUSD—need to do to win the contract we deserve, and have the kind of schools our communities deserve. [...]

By | 2017-07-06T17:08:42+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|
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