Tentative Contract Agreement Reached with Options For Learning!

Agreement Includes Significant Wage Increases, Pay Differentials & More.

Members Must Vote for Agreement To Take Effect

Our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team reached a tentative contract agreement with Options For Learning management on November 6. It’s clear that victories this year by SEIU Local 99 members at LAUSD and family child care providers moved Options to finally offer significant wage increases to keep up with rising standards.

The agreement cannot go into effect until members vote to ratify it. If you’re not yet a member, sign-up online. or at one of the in-person voting locations.

Here are some of the highlights of the agreement: : 

  1. A Wage increase of 25% for eligible employees
    • 12.5% increase as of December 1, 2023 
    • Additional 12.5% increase as of July 1, 2024 
  2. Retroactive pay
  3. 5% Pay Differential while providing the following services:
    • Bilingual services
    • Working as a Floater (e.g. substitute teacher)
    • Regularly working with special needs children.
  4. The Consolidation of Personnel Policies
  5. Quarterly professional development training.
  6. Two annual trainings regarding students with disabilities to support classroom staff.

Read the full language of the tentative agreement HERE.

Your bargaining team recommends a “yes” vote to ratify the tentative agreement.

When & Where To Vote:

In Person Voting:

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023

Time: 7:30AM – 1:30PM

Locations:

  • Memorial Park—328 N. Orange Ave., Azuza
  • McKinley—1425 Manley Dr., San Gabriel
  • Franklin—5777 Lockheed Ave., Whittier
  • Huffman Center—203 S Azuza Ave., West Covina
  • Orange Grove—595 N. Lincoln Ave., Pasadena
  • Jellick—1400 S. Jellick Ave., Rowland Heights

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023

Time: 7:30AM – 1:30PM

Locations:

  • Roosevelt—5336 Delta Ave., San Gabriel
  • Willowood—2021 Alwood St., West Covina
  • Northampton—423 Shipman Ave., La Puente
  • Arroyo—836 W. Woodbury Rd., Altadena
  • Fremont—2001 S. Elm St., Alhambra
  • Los Nietos—11143 Charlesworth Rd., Santa Fe Springs

Online Voting:

Tuesday, November 14 starting at 9am through Wednesday, November 29 at 5pm.

Members will receive a unique link to an online ballot via email and text message to the contact information we have on file for you. The link will be coming from Election Buddy, the neutral, third party vendor contracted to conduct the election. If you didn’t receive a ballot, please request a ballot by contacting gfrogozo@seiu99.org.

Vote Count:

When online voting ends at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 29, votes will be counted and members will be notified of results.

Only SEIU Local 99 members can vote on the agreement.

If you’re not yet a member, sign-up online or at one of the in-person voting locations.  

If you have any questions about negotiations or job-related concerns, contact your organizer Nanette Rincon-Ksido at (213) 220-6523 or, by email at nrinconkisdo@seiu99.org.

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