Contract Agreement Reached with LAUSD. Strike Called-Off.

We are Union Strong! Unfair Practices Resolved. Strike Averted. Members now must vote on agreement. Our Bargaining Team Recommends a 'Yes' Vote. Our petitions, informational picket lines, stickers-ups, rallies, protests at school board meetings and our bold commitment to stand united and go on strike all pushed the District to reach a three-year [...]

By | 2018-07-11T15:26:44+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Bargaining Updates|

Ready to Strike May 15

 24-Hour Work Stoppage Calls for School District to Respect Front Line Student Support Staff Bus Drivers, Cafeteria Workers, Special Education Assistants, Custodians and other school workers at LAUSD have set May 15 for a 24-hour strike to protest the school district’s unfair labor practices and demand that LAUSD respect workers who provide front line student [...]

By | 2018-05-07T20:13:00+00:00 May 6th, 2018|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Two Agreements Reached Today in Bargaining + Where We’re At

Even though we’re still far apart on wages and staffing, we can be proud that our rallies, sticker-ups, informational picketing and strike vote have led to several tentative agreements with LAUSD. At our bargaining session today, April 30, we reached agreement on two more proposals: Subcontracting Protections Improved protections against the subcontracting of Unit B [...]

By | 2018-05-01T15:27:50+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Bargaining Updates|

Strike threat moves LAUSD on wages – Let’s move them some more!

Our strike vote got LAUSD to move some more on our wages. During our bargaining session today, Friday, April 20, 2018, the District continued to offer a 3% increase to all of us – and now they’ve added an extra 1% to those who got a lower percentage increase than all other District employees in [...]

By | 2018-04-20T20:38:13+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Bargaining Updates|

Results Are In: Membership Gives Bargaining Team Authority to Call For Strike

Over the past few weeks, SEIU Local 99 members took action like never before. Thousands and thousands cast their ballots at the union office, online, and at over 700 work sites – including schools, bus yards, early ed centers, special education centers, nutrition centers, other work sites. The results are loud and clear: Members vote overwhelmingly to authorize our bargaining team to call for a strike.

By | 2018-05-01T12:05:59+00:00 April 14th, 2018|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|

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|
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