From Max Arias, SEIU Local 99 Executive Director: "As LAUSD's vaccination mandate takes effect, members of SEIU Local 99 continue in negotiations with LAUSD regarding the district's staffing plans and the impact this will have on student services and the workers who deliver them. The district’s vaccination mandate has exposed the shortcomings of a [Read more]
Our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team has negotiated an agreement with LAUSD to ensure that workers will have sufficient time to be fully vaccinated. According to our agreement, the deadline to receive the second dose is extended from October 15, 2021 to November 15, 2021. Workers who receive their first dose of the Pfizer [Read more]
On August 10, 2021 the Santa Monica Malibu Unified school district issued a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all employees. Members on our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team immediately began negotiations with the district to ensure a fair implementation of this requirement. Our team has reached an agreement with SMMUSD regarding workers who have not [Read more]
Be aware that if you are not in compliance with SMMUSD’s vaccine mandate as of October 1, 2021 you will be sent home with pay pending a resolution to the specifics of enforcing the Districts Vaccination Mandate. Stay tuned for more updates.
School custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers call on LAUSD to extend vaccination requirement deadline to October 31 School workers warn: We are headed towards a cliff that will have dire consequences for students and working families.
Statement from Max Arias, SEIU Local 99 Executive Director: “As education workers, we know students learn best when they are on campus. That is why SEIU Local 99 supports and encourages vaccination for our entire school community. The vaccine has proven to be the most powerful protection against COVID-19 and the pathway to safely and [Read more]
In order to continue to ensure the health and safety of students and staff, bus Drivers at LAUSD voted to approve an agreement to disinfect their school buses at the end of each work day. Bus drivers will earn an additional $50 per day ($250 per week) stipend to disinfect their buses. Additionally, all Bus [Read more]
Our bargaining team has been in negotiations with LAUSD regarding bus drivers disinfecting their buses. LAUSD is proposing an agreement that includes: 1) All Heavy Bus Drivers and Light Bus Drivers (“Bus Drivers”), who transport students on their bus, will disinfect their bus at the end of each workday. 2) Disinfecting shall include a [Read more]
On August 13, 2021, LAUSD issued a memo announcing that it is requiring all employees and other adults working at district schools and facilities to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 15, 2021. To ensure the safety of our workplaces and communities, our union believes that safety protocols must be followed, everyone should [Read more]
LAUSD has notified our union that it will be requiring all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. As frontline workers and union members, our voices have been critical to the health and safety of our school community throughout this pandemic. As this new policy is implemented, your union will continue to make sure that [Read more]
Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a statewide requirement that all K-12 school workers be either vaccinated or take weekly COVID tests. This takes effect August 12, 2021 and all school districts need to be in compliance by October 15, 2021. Safety is a top priority as members prepare to go back to school and [Read more]