SEIU Local 99 Members at SMMUSD will receive rate increases by the end of July!

Look back on our victories: Wage increases, bonus, & more

The District at Santa Monica-Malibu provided us with an update that SEIU Local 99 members at SMMUSD can expect to see their new rates included by the end of this month’s payroll.

After the agreement was ratified by the School Board of Education at SMMUSD on Thursday, June 6th, 2024, we now have a timeline when pay increases go into effect.

According to the District, it is anticipated that the July 2024 payroll will reflect a 5% increase + a 3% increase to the salary schedules. SEIU Local 99 members will receive the rates to be included in the paycheck being paid on July 31, 2024. 

As for the retroactive payments, the District has informed us that it will take more time to process. An estimated timeline for members can be expected by the end of September to receive a one-time retroactive payment.

Take a look at what’s captured on our latest contract victory:

  • January 1, 2024 – 5% wage increase + retroactive pay to January 1st, 2024
  • July 1, 2024 – 3% wage increase 
  • 2024-25 school year – Two step adjustment effective on step increase date = 5% increase
  • 2025-26 school year – Two step adjustment effective on step-increase date = 5% increase


  • $1000 bonus for all bargaining unit members
  • 1 additional bereavement day for a death outside of immediate family.
  • $20,000 life insurance benefit at no cost to the employee.
  • Increased basis for Security Officers, Paraeducators, Health Office Specialists, and Food & Nutrition Service Workers. 
  • Improved health care benefits for part time workers, including reduced out-of-pocket costs for workers. 

Calculate your wage increase here. 

Read the full language of the agreement here


Eligible SEIU Local 99 members participating in the Summer Bridge program can expect payments to be paid out in-line with their regular paydays. According to the district, members can see 1 payment on the July 31st paycheck, and 2 payments will be split across July 31st and on the August 30th paycheck.

Remember: we have strength in numbers! 

If you are not yet a member of SEIU Local 99, you can sign up at future membership meetings or sign-up online today. 

If you have any questions about negotiations or job-related concerns, contact your organizer Margaret Williams at (213) 304-9684 or, by email at

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