LAUSD Members: See Everything We Won in Our Historic Contract + Calculate Your Raise

SEIU Local 99 members have voted overwhelmingly to approve our new contract with LAUSD. During in-person and online voting held April 3-7, thousands of members cast their ballots with over 99% voting to ratify the agreement. Read our press release.  On April 18, the LAUSD school board also voted unanimously to approve the agreement.

When can you expect payment on the new wage increases, retroactive pay, and bonuses?

  • Retention and appreciation bonus of $1000 will be paid to all current employees who worked during the 2020-21 school year on:
    May 23, 2023 for those who are paid twice a month and on
    May 31, 2023 for those who are paid monthly
  • Wage increase & Retroactive pay – 2021-2022 6% increase + 2022-2023 7% increase for a total 13% wage increase plus retroactive pay will be paid on:
    June 8, 2023 for those who are paid twice a month and on
    June 12, 2023 for those who are paid monthly
  • Additional increases are coming:
    • 7% increase effective July 1, 2023
    • $2/hour increase effective January 1, 2024

These historic wage increases amounting to an average 30% increase were won through the courage, sacrifice, and commitment of SEIU Local 99 members.

Plus more! Immediately after winning our contract, members secured an additional agreement with LAUSD that includes more optional paid days, vacation cash-out, no retaliation for striking, and greater respect. Read more here.

Let’s continue to stand union strong! Become a Steward or contact your organizer to join a Labor Management Committee to continue to address hours, staffing, and other issues that impact our work and the student services we provide.

Highlights of what we’ve won

30% average wage increase. Here’s how it breaks down:

  • 6% increase effective July 1, 2021
  • 7% increase effective July 1, 2022

(That’s 13% paid immediately after the contract is ratified, plus retroactive pay.)

  • 7% increase effective July 1, 2023
  • $2/hour increase effective Jan. 1, 2024 which is on average a 10% increase

$1000 bonus for all current employees who worked during the 2020-21 year.

Minimum wage goes up from $16.91 to $22.53/hour.

Increase to average annual salary from $25,000 to $33,000

Special Education Assistants assigned fewer than 7 hours and day will be offered additional hours for a 7-hour assignment. Our contract states that the district will begin the process of expanding hours on January 1, 2024 and have it fully implemented by July 1, 2024.

5.5% differential paid to Special Ed Assistants assigned to behavioral intervention support duties.

ITD and Procurement workers will be placed in A Basis

Right to file a grievance over disrespectful treatment or harassment on the job

Fully paid health care benefits, including dependent coverage, for members in Units F & G (Teacher Assistants, Community Representatives, After School Program Workers and others)

$3 million education fund for SEIU Local 99 members to advance and promote within the district.

Limit on Mandatory Overtime for Unit C – Employees cannot be required to work more than 44 hours of overtime a month except in case of emergency.

Light and heavy bus drivers will be able to vote on a bus in addition to bidding on a route

Better wages and improved hours mean LAUSD will be able to hire more workers to address staffing shortages.

Members to address ongoing issues directly with the district including:
  • Staffing levels and additional hours​
  • Concept of notice, impact, and effect of hours and schedule changes.​
  • Concept of notice, impact, and effect of subcontracting (including BII)​
  • Split shifts​
  • Tool allowances/usage, mileage, use of persona vehicles.​
  • Implementation of BII​
  • Status of Teachers Assistants​
  • Joint advocacy for additional resources​

Calculate Your Raise

Enter your current hourly wage to see how much of an increase you can expect. Please note: This calculator is for informational purposes only.

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  1. Socoyono January 8, 2024 at 11:38 am

    Happy New Year!!
    My school’s manager doesn’t have any knowledge, we, Special Education Trainees as of January 1, 2024 are getting seven hours instead of 6. She said, “I don’t have any paperwork on my desk that proves it”. 🤔

  2. kaila122401 May 5, 2023 at 4:21 pm

    Is the 5.5% differential for BII retroactive?

  3. Brian Pierre April 2, 2023 at 9:17 pm

    Good luck trying to hire new Building &Grounds Workers with new raises or keep the older employees. at job fairs, in the community college the student is not going to take those jobs there not time to do you homework if get off work at 11:30 PM and be at class in 7:00AM

  4. thechipy1 April 2, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    Employees who are no longer with LAUSD are also eligible to receive the retroactive money?

  5. mariposa674 March 31, 2023 at 11:38 am

    Does the BII differential also apply to RSP baselines since we’re the first ones pulled to cover BIIs when they’re out?

  6. Elver Gudo March 29, 2023 at 7:13 am

    20% plus $2 is not 30%. Why don’t you add a total percentage on you online calculator. 🤔

    • Emmanuel March 29, 2023 at 2:28 pm

      $2/hour increase effective Jan. 1, 2024 which is on average a 10% increase
      It depends on your current pay. For some it’s more than 10%

    • studios2004 March 30, 2023 at 9:59 am

      Your right, I’m trying to figure this out as well. At 10% I’m short $1.29

      • Emmanuel March 30, 2023 at 12:29 pm

        If you read the posting it says $2 is on average 10%
        If you make minimum wage $2 is more than 10%
        If you are much higher on the pay scale it’s less than 10%
        If you average all members members of seiu 99 the average will be 10%

        • Elver Gudo April 24, 2023 at 7:42 pm

          In general it would be best to stop telling everyone its an average of 10% when in reality its just a $2 raise. You will avoid a lot of conflict and confusion, or is it that you don’t want people to remember that they went on strike for 30% plus the $2 and on got 20% plus $2? it was on the LA Times.

          “The union’s 30,000 members — Los Angeles Unified School District bus drivers, mechanics, custodians, food workers and others — are asking for a 30% wage increase over four years, plus $2 more per hour for the lowest-paid employees. They make an average of $25,000 a year in a city of astronomically high rents.” Max Arias

  7. Mrsqueen@97 March 28, 2023 at 6:11 pm

    Hi what happen to the unassigned days we also fought for ,was not mention in the agreement

  8. vochoa March 28, 2023 at 10:54 am

    I have questions in regards to the 30% I’ve been with the district since 2018 and took a break for a year came back Aug 2022. It seems like the raise isn’t going to make a big of a difference im a SPED TA .I need more information what is the percentage I will be getting.

    • March 28, 2023 at 4:40 pm

      I have a similar case. Did you get a response?

    • Emmanuel March 29, 2023 at 2:32 pm

      Regardless of when you started or if you left and came back Everyone gets 20% + $2

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