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Bus Drivers at LAUSD ratify agreement to address staffing shortages Agreement increases full time hours for district drivers

By |July 14th, 2022|Media, Press Releases|

For Immediate Release: July 14, 2022 In preparation for the start of a new school year, bus drivers at the Los Angeles Unified School District overwhelmingly voted to approve an agreement with the school district to increase full-time work for LAUSD bus drivers. The district has been suffering from a severe shortage of bus [Read more]

Members at Compton Unified Reach Agreement on Wage Reopener

By |July 13th, 2022|Compton Unified School District Bargaining Updates, Small K-12 Units|

Members on our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team at Compton Unified School District reached an agreement for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 wage reopener.Highlights of the agreement include:  3% on-schedule increase paid retroactive to July 1, 2020 $1,500 one-time payment This agreement will be ratified by the CUSD School Board on Tuesday, July 19 and [Read more]

Bus Disinfecting No Longer Necessary at LAUSD Agreement and stipend expire on June 30, 2022

By |June 29th, 2022|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) has continued to ease COVID restrictions. As a result,  the daily disinfecting of LAUSD school buses will no longer be needed. SEIU Local 99's agreement with the district regarding the disinfecting of buses and the corresponding $50/day stipend will expire on June 30, 2022. No [Read more]

LAUSD Bus Drivers Vote To Approve Full-Time Work Agreement

By |June 29th, 2022|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

Bus drivers sent a strong message to the school district that part time won't work at LAUSD. Over 93% of voters cast their ballots to approve an agreement with LAUSD that increases 8-hour positions and significantly reduces subcontracting jobs to outside, private companies. Read the full language of the tentative agreement here. Agreement Highlights [Read more]

Informe del 8 de Junio, 2022

By |June 8th, 2022|All Bargaining Units|

¡Lo invitamos a una reunión y celebración de fin de año escolar! Sábado, 11 de junio 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Los Angeles Trade Technical College 400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 Busque la carpa grande al lado del Salón “Multipurpose Room” en la Grand Ave. Estacionamiento gratuito en la estructura en la [Read more]

SEIU Local 99 Members Made a Difference in LAUSD Board Election Read the statement from SEIU Local 99 Executive Director Max Arias

By |June 8th, 2022|LAUSD, People-Powered Politics, Press Release|

“The cafeteria workers, custodians, special education assistants, bus drivers and other members of SEIU Local 99 are proud of the work we did in the primary election. Over the last two months, we knocked on thousands of doors through our neighborhood canvassing efforts and also contacted voters via phone, mail and online about electing [Read more]

Taking Action for a Strong Contract at LAUSD! Proposals submitted for wages, hours, respect at work

By |May 26th, 2022|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

Our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team met with LAUSD on May 25, 2022 for another round of contract negotiations. We've been in bargaining with the district for over a month. So far, we have presented LAUSD with proposals demanding: Dignity and respect on the job. No one should be mistreated or harassed by their supervisor. [Read more]

Update: LAUSD pulls bus subcontracting proposal from board meeting

By |May 9th, 2022|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

After receiving hundreds of email messages from SEIU Local 99 members, LAUSD has decided to pull the school bus subcontracting proposal from the May 10, 2022 school board meeting agenda. The board will NOT be voting on the expansion of transportation subcontracting - for now.  We must stay strong and stay ready to keep [Read more]

Agreement Reached with LAUSD Over Lifting of Indoor Mask Mandate

By |March 22nd, 2022|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

Our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team met with LAUSD today, March 22, 2020 to negotiate over the impact of the lifting of the mask mandate. We let the district know that their announcement last week to lift the mandate was premature because the safety concerns of SEIU Local 99 members had not been addressed. [Read more]

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