Now that we’ve authorized our bargaining team to call for a strike, what’s next?

Our bargaining team will continue in negotiations. Our goal is not to strike but to reach a fair agreement. Our next bargaining session is on April 30 and we hope to make progress. While many members have expressed an eagerness to strike, it’s important that we follow all of the legal steps. Although strikes are [...]

By | 2018-04-30T16:05:58+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

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|

LAUSD Increases Wage Offer – it’s not enough. Let’s keep up the pressure with Strike Vote!

At our bargaining session on April 5, LAUSD increased their wage proposal to 3%, retroactive to July 2017. This includes a 1% ongoing wage increase that incorporates extra work and/or training starting in the 2018-19 school year. It’s a step in the right direction - but it’s still not enough. The District had been stuck [...]

By | 2018-04-06T16:07:07+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Bargaining Updates|

The pressure is on! State legislators urge LAUSD to negotiate in good faith to “avert a strike”

As SEIU Local 99 members continue voting to authorize a strike this week, our efforts are getting a boost from elected officials. California Senate Leader Kevin de Leon, California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Assembly Member Mike Gipson and the CA Black Legislative Caucus all sent letters to LAUSD Board Members telling them they support our [...]

By | 2018-03-14T12:09:58+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Enough is Enough! SEIU Local 99 Calls for Strike Authorization Vote

SEIU Local 99 members put LAUSD on notice. We told them to value our work with fair wages. We told them to ensure students have all the support and services they need by providing full staffing. And we told them that we don’t want to strike, but we will, if that’s what it takes for [...]

By | 2018-03-09T21:24:58+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Bargaining Updates|