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.

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|

Contract Proposals Sunshined

We took the first official step to begin contract negotiations on February 14, 2017 when we publicly “sunshined” our contract proposal issues with LAUSD. This means we let the District know which issues we are going to be negotiating – fair wages, improved staffing levels, increased training opportunities, and more safety and respect on [...]

By | 2017-04-03T17:03:01+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Bargaining Updates|

Sending a Signal to LAUSD

Our LAUSD Bargaining Team signaled to the District that we’re gearing-up for contract bargaining in 2017. At their December 13 School Board Meeting, each one of our bargaining team members introduced themselves to the Board. We let the Board know that we’re eager to work with them for fair wages, improved staffing levels, [...]

By | 2017-02-14T01:05:51+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Bargaining Updates|