SEIU Local 99 Responds to Creation of Independent Commission by LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy

For Immediate Release
February 10, 2012

Blanca Gallegos 213-500-9594

SEIU Local 99 Executive Director, Bill A. Lloyd, released the following statement upon today’s announcement by LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy that an independent commission will be created to investigate allegations of abuse within the district

“Our schools should be a safe harbor for our children and families, not a place of fear and abuse.”

“We commend Superintendent Deasy for his leadership today in creating this independent commission.”

“It is our hope that this commission becomes an aggressive vehicle to help seek justice for victims of these horrible acts and gives strength to those that find it painfully difficult to come forward.”

“While we believe that anyone accused of these crimes should be granted their right to due process, as parents, grandparents and workers who make serving our children our life’s work, we strongly believe that anyone found guilty of these horrible crimes should be punished to the full extent of the law.”


SEIU Local 99 is a union of nearly 40,00 education workers in K-12 schools, early education and child care, and community colleges throughout Southern California, including nearly 30,000 teacher aides, custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers and others providing essential student services at LAUSD. Nearly 50% of SEIU Local 99 members are also parents or guardians of school-aged children.

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