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|

We push for more Special Ed hours and then LAUSD proposes cuts? Really?

  SEIU Local 99’s LAUSD Bargaining Team is currently in contract negotiations with the District. In addition to wages and benefits, we’re pushing for better staffing and more services for the children with special needs that we serve. So just when we’re telling the district we need more hours and more positions, they retaliated and [...]

By | 2017-08-04T12:27:49+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Bargaining Updates, Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Some progress on Special Ed and LAUSD accepts our Custodian challenge

  Our Bargaining Team met with the District on Tuesday, July 18. We made some progress in regards to the subcontracting of work to Behavior Intervention Implementation (BII) providers. We discussed the concept of creating a pilot program with LAUSD so that Special Education Assistants and other SEIU 99 members can have the opportunity [...]

By | 2017-07-19T17:41:47+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Bargaining Updates|

LAUSD’s 2% wage proposal. 2%, really?

At our bargaining session on June 28, LAUSD presented us with a proposal for a one-time 2% wage increase. 2%, for three years, really? We said, no way. 2% is NOT enough! It’s not enough to raise our families with dignity and stability. It’s not enough for our hard work, our experience, [...]

By | 2017-07-07T10:15:27+00:00 July 7th, 2017|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|
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