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|

Know Your Rights When Striking

As we move forward with plans to strike at LAUSD , I know that some of you may have questions or concerns about your rights and protections. Be assured that our union is complying with all of our legal obligations to provide the greatest possible protection for striking workers. We know the District is feeling [...]

By | 2018-05-03T18:02:59+00:00 May 3rd, 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|

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|