Health Benefits Agreement for LAUSD Units B & C Ratified in Overwhelming ‘Yes’ Vote

SEIU Local 99 members in LAUSD Units B and C have voted to approve the recent health benefits agreement between our union and LAUSD, with 97% voting in favor.

This agreement ensures the necessary funding of our health benefits at the district through 2023 and beyond.

As part of the agreement, LAUSD will increase its contributions to the health benefit fund for active and retired pre-medicare enrollees by 9.2%.

By the 2023 plan year, contribution levels will rise to the following amounts:

  • $15,306 per active employee
  • $22,337 per pre-medicare retiree

In addition, the district will contribute $5,065 per medicare eligible retiree. This is a reduction in the previous contribution amount due to benefit savings for that group and will not result in any change to retiree benefits.

These contribution levels are projected to be well above the amount required to cover the expected increase to the cost of benefits through at least 2023. This means that SEIU Local 99 members will continue to pay $0 out of pocket for health benefits during the life of this agreement.

The benefit fund also continues to hold a $100 million dollar reserve.

Bargained With Union Power!

It’s not due to the generosity of employers that we have this agreement before us.

No, it’s our union—the members who take part in negotiating collective bargaining agreements, members who support their efforts at the table with worksite actions, and our power in numbers—that make it happen.

Remember: power concedes nothing without a demand.

How About Health Care for Units F & G?

This agreement continues funding for existing benefits for these units. In our current contract negotiations, we’re fighting to ensure equitable access to benefits for all units. Step-up and advocate for thousands of LAUSD employees in Units F & G, including Teacher Assistants, Community Representatives, After-School Workers and more. Sign-up to be part of the negotiations team or Contract Action Team to make sure all workers have access to full health care benefits.

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