Bargaining Team Reaches Tentative Agreement With TUSD For More Wages, Stronger Language Around Leaves, & Protections Against Layoffs

SEIU Local 99 Members Vote to Ratify the Tentative Agreement with Torrance Unified School District

Our SEIU Local 99 Bargaining Team stood strong to increase TUSD’s initial wage offer of 3% to 5%. Members on our team also secured a bonus and other improvements.

Highlights of the tentative agreement include:

  • A 5% salary increase retroactive to July 1, 2023 (salary schedule)
  • One-time $1,000 off-schedule bonus payment for paid status of 1.0 Full-Time Equivalent or greater, less than a 1.0 assignment will have the $1,000 reduced in proportion to the work assignment (e.g. an 80% FTE assignment would receive $800)
  • The right to a written notice when there is a schedule change
  • One Paid Personal Observance Day (POD)
  • Return to work accommodations for Industrial Accident Leave
  • Stronger protections against Layoffs 
    • Read the tentative agreement here.

Majority of SEIU Local 99 Members voted “Yes” to ratify the agreement.

Voting took place on Friday, December 8, from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm at 3 locations:

  • South High School Performing Arts Center 4801 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance CA 90505
  • West High School Performing Arts Center 20401 Victor St, Torrance CA 90503
  • District Office -Conference Room in the administration building 2335 Plaza del Amo, Torrance CA 90501

Vote Count:

  • The votes were counted on December 8 at 4:30 PM at West High School (20402 Victor St, Torrance CA 90503).

Let’s continue to stand strong! Next year, we will be negotiating another contract reopener with TUSD which includes wages, benefits, and two articles. 

Show TUSD that we are united by wearing your SEIU Local 99 t-shirt or a purple t-shirt on T-Shirt Tuesdays or when you go vote to ratify the tentative agreement.

Stay informed and active. Check out the TUSD member workplace page on our website.

Our Unity is Our Voice!

If you are not yet a member of SEIU Local 99, you can sign-up at future membership meetings or sign-up online today. Remember: we have strength in numbers!

If you have any questions about negotiations or job-related concerns, contact your organizer Ulises Leon at (213) 219-6135 or, by email at

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