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 | 2017-06-20T15:38:07+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 ability to address and [...]

By | 2017-06-20T15:41:33+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Bargaining Updates|

Proposals for better staffing, wage increases and training. Are you ready to fight?

During our bargaining session with LAUSD on May 10, we let the District know that they need to invest in what they have: dedicated workers! Some of us have decades on the job. We care about making sure students have clean and safe schools. Here are the proposals we presented: Improved staffing, including restoring [...]

By | 2017-05-12T11:58:41+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Bargaining Updates|

Respect = Fair transfer process, subcontracting protections and a fair discipline process

The District says that every employee should be treated with dignity and respect. During our contract negotiations on April 19, we presented proposals to make sure that these are more than just words. We discussed positive ways to resolve workplace issues to ensure that we are all treated with respect. We also stood firm [...]

By | 2017-04-25T15:46:54+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Bargaining Updates|

Fighting for Respect for All. Community Representatives: We need to hear from you!

Hello. My name is Elizabeth Thomas-Parker and I’m a Special Education Assistant at Gulf Elementary School. I’m proud to be a part of our SEIU Local 99 Bargaining Team. On behalf of the Bargaining Team, I’d like to share an update with you on the negotiations we had with LAUSD on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. [...]

By | 2017-04-06T17:44:34+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Bargaining Updates|

Bargaining Begins: We’re ready for the challenge!

SEIU Local 99 Brothers and Sisters, My name is Serita Richardson and I am a Community Representative serving on our Bargaining Team. On March 8 we started contract negotiations with District. It’s my first time ever doing something like this and I didn’t know what to expect. I walked-in kind of nervous, but left [...]

By | 2017-04-03T17:02:23+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Bargaining Updates|

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|

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|
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