LAUSD has begun to hold disciplinary meetings with workers who have opted not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have been scheduled for one of these meetings, it is important to know your rights.
You have the right to union representation. Under a U.S. Supreme Court decision called Weingarten, you have the right to request that a union representative accompany you at the meeting. If a union organizer or steward is not available on the date of your meeting, you have the right to reschedule the meeting until an organizer is available. These are known as your Weingarten Rights.
Remember that management typically will not ask if you want to have a union representative present in the meeting. It is up to you to exercise your rights and request that a steward or other union representative be present before you answer any questions. Read more about your Weingarten Rights here.
If you are on a previously approved medical or other leave and the district has notified you that you need to attend a disciplinary meeting, let the district know that you are asking for union representation and notify SEIU Local 99 immediately using the inquiry form.
If you would like to request union representation or have questions about the disciplinary meeting process, please complete this inquiry form. An organizer will be in contact with you.
Negotiations Update: Pushing back on LAUSD’s rush to termination
Our SEIU Local 99 Bargaining Team continues in negotiations with LAUSD over the impact of the district’s vaccination requirement. One of the key issues we are addressing is LAUSD’s push for termination. To ensure that workers’ rights are protected, we are demanding that the district follow the reduction-in-force reemployment process. This means that unvaccinated workers will be laid-off, not terminated, and have up to 39-months to get the vaccine and return to employment with the district. The district has not agreed to this yet. Let’s continue to stand united to ensure fairness in this process. Stay tuned for more updates.