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|

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|

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|

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|