SEIU Local 99 Members Fighting for Equity at the Los Angeles Community College District

Action Recap: Members demand that the LACCD Board of Trustees Ensure Living Wages Now!

Members of our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team at LACCD have made progress on many key issues, but the district has been dragging its feet on negotiations over wage increases and have delayed bargaining until June 27th.

By delaying negotiations, LACCD is forcing members to wait for overdue wage increases as they struggle against the high costs of living, rent, groceries, & inflation.

This is the message that members of our bargaining team took directly to the LACCD Board of Trustees at their meeting on June 12. “The cost of living continues to rise and our employees are feeling the impact. They have shown unwavering commitment to their roles and to the students they serve. And it’s only fair they receive the compensation that’s been promised to them,” Joseph Ayala, a Gardener at Harbor College and member of our Local 99 bargaining team told the board.

SEIU Local 99 Chief Negotiator Manny Rangel spoke volumes by dropping the hard truths to the LACCD Board of Trustees, “Our negotiations need to be settled as soon as possible. We represent the lowest paid workers at LACCD, and they need their money now!”

Watch clips of the board action below!

Tentative Agreements Reached on Several Key Issues:

So far, in negotiations our bargaining team has reached tentative agreements on the following. (Note: members will need to vote on the final full tentative agreement in order for these agreements to go into effect)

✅ Article 16 – Professional Growth

  • Increased tuition reimbursement from $2,000 to $4,000

✅ Article 11 – Safety

  • Expanded amount for safety boots/shoes from $160 to $300 & can be used to repair safety shoes and boots.

✅ Article 10 – Transfer & Shift Change

  • Improved language to secure inverse seniority for involuntary transfers

✅ Article 7 – Organizational Security

  • Cleaned up language to secure dues from those that are not in our bargaining unit and working out of class in our bargaining unit upon submitting a membership application

We are demanding a response from the district on these remaining articles:

❎ Article 8 – Hours & Overtime

❎ Articles 9 – Leaves & Absences

❎ Article 10 – Transfers & Shift Change

❎ Article 13 – Vacation

❎ Article 14 – Holidays

❎ Article 17 – Health & Welfare

❎ Article 18 – Special Pay Practices

❎ Article 19 – Wages & Salaries

❎ Article 20 – Grievance Procedures

Our next bargaining session is scheduled for Thursday, June 27th, 2024 at the SEIU Local 99 Office. We will be standing strong & united with a clear message: #LivingWagesNow

Take Action by taking these steps to win:

✅ Support our bargaining team members by hosting “purple-up” days. Wear your SEIU Local 99 T-Shirt or any purple shirt on Tuesdays and on Thursday, June 27 at your worksite.

✅Post photos on your social media tagging @seiu99 and @laccd_edu using the hashtags #LivingWagesNow, #FullStaffing4LACCD, #WeDeserveRespect and #LACCD.

Participate to Show our Strength! Let’s Take Action To Win!

If you are not yet a member of SEIU Local 99, you can sign-up online today. Remember: In Unity There Is Strength!

If you have any questions about negotiations or job-related concerns, contact your Organizer David Gonzalez at (213) 509-1725 or by email at dgonzalez@seiu99.org.

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