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.

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 | 2017-10-17T17:45:00+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|

We Rally to Say “No More” to the Cruel Summer

Today, we rallied in front of LAUSD Headquarters, ahead of a regularly-scheduled School Board meeting, to speak out on the struggles school workers face during the summer. And we made sure the board heard us! We are urging the members of the School Board to support an equitable and [...]

By | 2017-06-28T11:03:13+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Purple-upped Sticker-upped!

Our Bargaining Team began negotiations with LAUSD today and we let them – and the District - know that they’re not alone. Union members wore purple shirts and “I support my bargaining team” stickers at work sites throughout the District. This is how we win. The District needs to know that there may be [...]

By | 2017-03-08T17:18:19+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Bargaining Begins March 8! Purple-up and sticker-up to support our Bargaining Team!

On Wednesday, March 8 our SEIU Local 99 Bargaining Team will begin contract negotiations with LAUSD. Coming off of the heels of our November victory on Proposition 55, everything will be on the table as we negotiate to restore programs and services, and improve our jobs and livelihoods. The team will go into this meeting ready [...]

By | 2017-03-01T15:50:23+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Bargaining Updates|

The Contract Action Team Holds First Meeting

Tarasha Peterson (right) with Bargaining Team Member and fellow bus driver, Tanya Walters On January 21 2017, members packed our Union Hall to talk about what we want to see in our next contract. The ideas we shared will be reviewed by our Bargaining Team to help them prioritize and prepare the contract [...]

By | 2017-02-14T01:20:36+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|
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