Short Staffing, Impossible Workloads Deborah Hamilton remembers the exact day she started working as a Custodian at LAUSD: January 11, 1995. A lot has changed since that day 27 years ago. The biggest difference, she says, is the drastic reduction in staff. “When I first started, I was in a crew of nine workers. [Read more]
Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck is a Way of Life E“verything is so expensive. I would love to take my kids out and do more things, but I can’t. I get my paycheck and I have to make sure I have enough for rent, gas, and food,” says Moises Orellana Patriz, a Campus Aide with the [Read more]
Our Job is Not Easy When Elizabeth Thomas-Parker discovered two of her children had learning disabilities, she became a special education advocate for children with special needs and their families. Her passion for helping others is what started her decades-long career at LAUSD. Our Job is Not Easy [Read more]
Health Benefits Agreement Reached! LAUSD to Increase Contributions! Unit B & C Members Must Vote to Ratify.
SEIU Local 99 and our union partners on the Health Benefits Committee have reached an agreement with LAUSD that ensures the necessary funding of our health benefits at the district through 2023 and beyond. As part of the agreement for SEIU Local 99 members in Units B and C, LAUSD will increase its contributions [Read more]
Our SEIU Local 99 Bargaining Team is pleased to announce a Tentative Agreement (TA) has been reached with SMMUSD for our full contract! The one-year agreement1 (effective 7/1/21 - 6/30/22) includes:10% on-schedule wage increase effective July 1, 2021. When ratified, the base pay for ALL SEIU unit members increases by 10%, with retroactive “back-pay” calculated [Read more]
Our summer picnic is back! SEIU Local 99 has planned a fun-filled day with food, activities for all ages, and a live DJ. Come and join your friends, brothers, and sisters of SEIU Local 99 for a great time! The picnic is free for SEIU Local 99 members and up to five guests ages 3+, but capacity is limited. You must register to attend.
Although Juneteenth is a day for a celebration, it is also a day to reflect and remember the struggles of generations of African-Americans now and then, in an America that tried to block their right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" at every turn. It is in the spirit of rememberance and [Read more]
We believe excellent public schools are equitable schools where all students have access to a quality education no matter where they live, where they come from, the color of their skin or their abilities. To achieve this, we’re fighting for a LAUSD contract that improves cleanliness, health and safety, academic support, and the jobs we do that make quality education possible.
Negotiations for our next full contract with LAUSD will kick-off on April 7. While our bargaining team will be negotiating directly with LAUSD administrators on wages, benefits and working conditions, we’re approaching negotiations a little differently this time. Members on our Labor Management Committees will play a vital role in negotiating with LAUSD Department heads on job-specific issues.
We’re Fighting to Make the Summer Fund Permanent and Expand Eligibility to Community College Employees
While the Summer Bridge Fund Program has postively impacted the lives of thousands of school employees, our work isn't finished. AB 1691 (Medina) will create a permanent funding mechanism that includes a dollar-to-dollar match and opens up the program to community college employees as well. Learn more.