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Overpayment for Acceleration Days: Vacation Hours Can Be Used to Reduce or Eliminate Pay Adjustments

By |April 11th, 2024|LAUSD|

Members who signed-up to work the December 19-20, 2022 acceleration days but did not work those days and were paid should have received an overpayment notice from the district. To help lessen the impact of the pay adjustments, members who had an available vacation balance during the December 2020 pay period, may use the vacation [Read more]

7-Hour Assignments for Special Ed Assistants/Trainees: New deadline to opt-out is Friday, April 12

By |April 11th, 2024|LAUSD|

SEIU Local 99 members on our Special Education Labor Management Committee met with LAUSD to review a revised form for Special Education Assistants and Trainees to opt-out of seven hour assignments. Committee members approved the revisions and LAUSD has sent out the revised form. Per our contract, all Special Education Assistants and Trainees will automatically [Read more]


By |April 11th, 2024|All Bargaining Units, Union Business|

SEIU Local 99 is conducting an election for the union's Executive Board. This post contains all information related to the election and will be updated with candidates and other important information. Ballots will be mailed by April 3, 2024, and must be RECEIVED by 9am on May 9, 2024 in order to be included in the count. Ballots will be counted beginning at 9:30am, Friday, May 9, at 21951 Golden Springs Drive, Diamond Bar CA 91765.

We Made a Difference On Election Day!

By |March 6th, 2024|LAUSD, People-Powered Politics|

SEIU Local 99 members took our organizing power directly to voters in the March 5 primary election. Over two months, members knocked on doors, led phone banking efforts, and sent thousands of mailers, texts, and emails connecting with voters for Graciela Ortiz for LAUSD School Board District 5 and Tanya Ortiz Franklin for LAUSD Board [Read more]

SEIU Local 99 Industry Division Meeting: Saturday, February 24, 2024

By |February 13th, 2024|All Bargaining Units|

When & Where: Saturday, February 24, 2024 10am - 12pm LA Trade Technical College At the Culinary Arts/Multipurpose Building off Grand Ave. 400 West Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015 SEIU Local 99 Industry Divisions are: LAUSD, So Cal Units (Compton Unified, Lynwood Unified, Santa Monica Malibu Unified, Hacienda La Puente Unified, Montague Charter [Read more]

On Tuesday, February 13, Take Action for a Strong Contract at LAUSD!

By |February 5th, 2024|LAUSD|

Our contract fight at LAUSD is gearing-up. On Tuesday, February 13, SEIU Local 99 members will be speaking at the school board meeting to let the board and Superintendent Carvalho know that we’re demanding livable wages, increased staffing, and more hours. Additionally, Health Care Assistants will be delivering a petition urging the board to increase [Read more]

The fight for fair wages, full-staffing, and clean, safe, supportive schools for all is ON!

By |February 5th, 2024|Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District|

The fight for fair wages, full-staffing, and clean, safe, supportive schools for all is ON! We’ve been at the bargaining table with Santa Monica Malibu Unified (SMMUSD) to negotiate our full contract since 2022. The district has dragged its feet - and now they are discussing potential layoffs! We say, No Way!

Storm Update: Safety and Working Conditions at LAUSD

By |February 4th, 2024|LAUSD|

SEIU Local 99 is in communication with LAUSD regarding any changes to working conditions that may be necessary due to the current storm. As classified school employees, SEIU Local 99 members are on the front lines of ensuring a clean, safe, and supportive learning environment for students and staff and this is especially critical during [Read more]

Members on Special Education Labor Management Committee Urge LAUSD To Show Us the Plan on 7-Hour Positions, BII Differential + More

By |January 30th, 2024|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

SEIU Local 99 members on the Special Education Labor Management Committee met with LAUSD on January 24, 2024 to discuss the implementation of the 7-hour positions for Special Education Assistants and other issues impacting members in Special Education. Implementing 7-Hour Positions for Special Education Assistants According to our contract, LAUSD was required to begin the [Read more]

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