LAUSD School Workers Will Join in Sympathy Strikes with Teachers at 10 Schools

WHAT: Teacher Assistants, Special Education Assistants, Food Service Workers, Custodians and other Los Angeles Unified school workers with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 99 will strike at ten schools in support of teachers.

WHY:    School workers support teachers’ demands for smaller class sizes, more staffing, and greater investment in students. They will be leading sympathy strikes to call attention to how understaffing impacts all student services. At locations where school workers are not striking, they will be ensuring student and staff safety by reporting any violations or assignments that are unsafe or unlawful.

WHEN: Monday, January 14, 2019, Picket Lines start at 7:30 am


Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools – Largest of the sympathy strike locations – 701 S. Catalina St. Los Angeles, CA 90005

Haskell STEAM Magnet Elementary School – 15850 Tulsa St. Granada Hills, CA 91344

Hart Street Elementary School – 21040 Hart St. Canoga Park, CA 91303

Herrick Avenue Elementary School  – 13350 Herrick Ave. Sylmar, CA 91342

Hadden Avenue Early Education Center – 10085 Haddon Ave. Pacoima, CA 91331

Liggett Street Elementary School, 9373 Moonbeam Ave. Panorama City, CA 91402

Sylmar Senior High School, 13050 Borden Ave. Sylmar, CA 91342

93rd St. Elementary School, 330 E. 93rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90003

99th St. Elementary School, 9900 Wadsworth Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90002

Carson Senior High School, 22328 S. Main St. Carson, CA 90745

Contact: Blanca Gallegos, 213-500-9594


SEIU Local 99 is a union of 35,000 education workers in K-12 schools, early education centers and homes, administrative offices, and community colleges throughout Southern California, including 30,000 cafeteria workers, special education assistants, custodians, bus drivers and others providing essential student services at LAUSD schools. Nearly 50% of SEIU Local 99 members are also parents or guardians of school-aged children. 70% of SEIU 99 members are graduates of LAUSD schools and a great majority are members of the predominantly Black and Latino communities they serve.

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