Bargaining Is Set To Kickoff Negotiations with LACOE

Let Your Voice Be Heard!

SEIU Local 99 bargaining team members at the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) met to discuss plans and strategies for our upcoming contract reopener negotiations for years 2023-2024. SEIU Local 99 members have the right to reopen and negotiate two non-economic articles in the contract. The articles our negotiation team discussed included:

  • Article VII – Leaves of Absence
  • Article VI – Hours of Employment
  • Article XIV – Effect of Agreement
  • Article III – Retained Rights
  • Article XI – Safety
  • Article X – Transfers

Our negotiations team will meet again on October 24 to narrow down the list to two non-economic articles that will be reopened for negotiations. We’ll be fighting to make sure that the articles negotiated continue to protect the gains we fought for in the past and improve our working conditions going forward.

Our Negotiations Team Needs To Hear From You!

Take a moment to complete the bargaining survey and let our negotiations team know your top priorities for the non-economic contract articles we should reopen. In order to address our major non-economic concerns at LACOE, we’re going to need your help to make sure LACOE administrators know we are united in the workplace AND at the bargaining table. Make your voice heard by participating in the bargaining survey HERE.

Keep checking your emails for important updates. All members need to be ready to take action to ensure we win the contract we deserve!

When we fight, we win!

Here are our negotiations team members at LACOE:

  • Kelvin Brown: Microcomputer Support Technician II
  • John Fierro: Custodian
  • Lakay Page: Human Resources Specialist
  • John Parago: Graphic Artist
  • Maria Tamayo: Custodian
  • Damita Carey-Smith: HR Specialist, Chief Steward
  • Carlos Santos: Warehouse Worker
  • Glenda Sharp: School Administrative Secretary
  • Vendon Smith: Career Development Program Specialist

If you are not yet a member of SEIU Local 99, you can sign up at future membership meetings or sign-up online today to keep receiving updates and to increase our power and leverage at the negotiations table. Remember: we have strength in numbers!

If you have any questions about negotiations or job-related concerns, contact Troylynn Limar at (213) 219-7123 or, by email at

Keep your co-workers informed. Share this post!

Leave A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.