LACCD Negotiations Team & Labor Management Committee: Call for Nominations

Take the Lead.
Be a part of SEIU Local 99’s Contract Negotiations Team and/or
Labor Management Committees at LACCD

Call for Nominations and Election Process

Take the lead to continue to improve jobs and student services at LACCD. Here are two opportunities to make your voice heard on our next contract and in addressing worksite issues.

Join the Labor Management Committee (LMC)

This committee is made-up of members who meet regularly with district administrators to find solutions to worksite problems, improve working conditions, and improve the student services we provide. Members of the team receive training, receive union leave from work, and are paid their regular wages during times when they must miss work in order to participate in Labor Management Committee meetings.

The Labor Management Committee is made-up of one member from each college and one alternate from each college.

Nomination Process for Labor Management Committee

To be nominated for a seat on the Labor Management Committee, any member in good standing must submit a Nomination Form, signed by at least 25 SEIU Local 99 members from their job classification or 25% of members in their classification, whichever is smaller.

The deadline to submit the completed Nomination Form is Monday, October 16, 2023 at 5pm. Prior to October 16, petitions may be turned into an SEIU Local 99 Organizer or at SEIU Local 99’s main office (3530 Wilshire Blvd. #1800, Los Angeles, CA 90010) Monday through Friday between 8am-5pm. Petitions may also be scanned or photographed and sent to raguilar@seiu99.org or your Organizer.

Members will be notified if they have submitted sufficient petition signatures to qualify for the Labor Management Committee election within 48-hours of submitting their petitions. If members do not submit enough qualifying signatures, they will have until October 16 at 5pm to resubmit the petition with the additional signatures needed to complete the required 25 signatures or signatures by 25% of their job classification. Members in contested elections will be notified by October 30, 2023. Contested means that there will be a vote between all members within your classification to determine who will win the seat and the second highest will be an alternate.

LMC petitions are available to download and print by clicking HERE.

Paper copies of nominating petitions are also available Monday-Friday 8:00am-5pm (except holidays) at the SEIU Local 99 main office located at 3530 Wilshire Blvd. #1800, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Instructions for completing and submitting nominating petitions are included with the petition itself.

Be a part of our Contract Negotiations Team

Our negotiations team reviews input from members, develops contract proposals and negotiates directly with the employer. Members on the negotiations team are on the frontlines of negotiations and are required to attend planning meetings, bargaining sessions and other activities to ensure we win a strong contract. Members of the team receive training, receive union leave from work, and are paid their regular wages during times when they must miss work in order to participate in bargaining.

There are 9 available seats plus alternates on the negotiations team, as follows:

  • East Los Angeles College -1 seat + 1 alternate
  • Los Angeles City College – 1 seat + 1 alternate
  • Los Angeles Harbor College – 1 seat + 1 alternate
  • Los Angeles Mission College – 1 seat + 1 alternate
  • Los Angeles Pierce College – 1 seat + 1 alternate
  • Los Angeles Southwest College – 1 seat + 1 alternate
  • Los Angeles Trade-Technical College – 1 seat + 1 alternate
  • Los Angeles Valley College – 1 seat + 1 alternate
  • West Los Angeles College – 1 seat + 1 alternate
Nomination Process for Negotiations Team

To be nominated for a seat on the negotiations team, any member in good standing must submit a petition of support, signed by at least 25 SEIU Local 99 members from their college or 25% of members at their college, whichever is smaller.

The deadline to turn-in completed petitions is Monday, October 16, 2023 at 5pm.

Prior to October 16, petitions may be turned into an SEIU Local 99 Organizer or at SEIU Local 99’s main office (3530 Wilshire Blvd. #1800, Los Angeles, CA 90010) Monday through Friday between 8am-5pm. Petitions may also be scanned or photographed and sent to raguilar@seiu99.org or your organizer.

Members will be notified if they have submitted sufficient petition signatures to qualify for the Negotiations Team election within 48-hours of submitting their petitions. If members do not submit enough qualifying signatures, they will have until October 16 at 5pm to resubmit the petition with the additional signatures needed to complete the required 25 signatures or signatures by 25% of members in their college. Members in contested elections will be notified by October 30, 2023. Contested means that there will be a vote between all members within your college to determine who will win the seat and the second highest will be an alternate.

The Negotiations team petitions are available to download and print by clicking HERE.

Paper copies of nominating petitions are also available at the SEIU Local 99 main office. Detailed instructions for completing and submitting nominating petitions are included with the petition itself.

Election Process for Negotiations Team and Labor-Management Committees

Only SEIU Local 99 members in good standing are eligible to participate in the nomination and election process for the Negotiations Team and Labor Management Committees. Membership will be verified for all nominees and members signing petitions.

An election to fill contested seats on the Labor Management Committees and Negotiations Team will be held online starting Wednesday, November 1 through Saturday, November 18, 2023.

Members will also have the opportunity to vote in-person on November 18 from 9am-10am at SEIU Local 99’s Leadership Summit & Industry Division Meeting held at the Bonaventure Hotel 404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071. Results of the elections will be announced at the Leadership Summit & Industry Division Meeting.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

Monday, October 16th – The deadline to submit the completed Nomination Form is Monday, October 16, 2023 at 5pm.

Wednesday, November 1st – The online voting begins for members to vote to fill contested seats on the Labor Management Committees and Negotiations Team.

Saturday, November 18th – Members will have the opportunity to vote in-person at SEIU Local 99’s Leadership Summit & Industry Division Meeting.

Role/responsibility of the negotiations team:

Establish the priorities for bargaining based on the survey responses given by LACCD members.
(examples: increase in wages, improvement to working conditions, etc).

Bargain and meet to negotiate with LACCD representatives.

Candidate Criteria:

Anyone interested in being a part of the negotiations team must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Union member, if you’re not yet a member, you can sign-up online HERE
  • Commit to training on union negotiations and building power to win
  • Be a good communicator: Communicate to members and listen to what their needs are
  • Join both daytime and/or evening meetings in person and/or via Zoom, both with LACCD and to prep/report back to leaders and members.

You may send your questions and/or concerns regarding the nomination process and policies to uleon@seiu99.org.

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Make sure you’ve filled out the Bargaining Survey!!!
The information collected in this bargaining survey will be used to help the SEIU Local 99 Negotiating Team set priorities as we enter negotiations in October. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, September 22.

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