The vaccine has proven to be the most powerful protection against COVID-19 and the pathway to ensuring the health and safety of all students and staff. That is why we encourage all SEIU Local 99 members to get vaccinated by this Friday, October 15, 2021. The district is requiring that proof of full vaccination [Read more]
LACCD calls workers essential, but district’s “best” wage offer is an insult! We are essential. Not expendable. Take the Pledge to demand fair wages.
The Los Angeles Community College District has offered SEIU Local 99 members what they call their “last, best and final” offer for the 2020-23 contract. And, frankly, it’s an insult. Their "best offer" still puts workers way below the wage standards for custodians in other college districts. After they called custodians and other workers essential [Read more]
If you applied and were approved for the 2021 Summer Bridge Fund program, you should be receiving your payout funds in mid July. We are aware that LAUSD has notified members that the state is only matching $.66 for each dollar contributed. If you have received this notification from LAUSD or any other employer, IT [Read more]
This guide was developed by SEIU Local 99 members on our bargaining team for members at LACCD designated as essential workers. This guide will provide context and a summary of your rights and benefits negotiated in our COVID-19 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and LACCD’s COVID-19 protocols, including requests for accommodations for members impacted by COVID-19 [Read more]
Members on our bargaining team reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) that addresses working conditions for the duration of the 2020-21 academic year. Members stood strong for an agreement that puts safety first.
After members pushed back on LACCD’s initial actions in March, we continue to have extensive engagement with LACCD management. LACCD notified our union that they plan to begin a partial reopening as soon as July 27 to resume some in-person instruction to complete Spring 2020 semester courses which were hard to convert to an on-line [Read more]
In July, our union sent all employers a demand to bargain over their plans for returning to school and any changes they plan to make due to COVID-19. All of our negotiations with employers are being guided by our Principles for Reopening Schools. Here is an update on our discussions with employers
“Regardless of where teaching is happening, we must focus on creating the conditions that students need to learn.”
Unless Governor Gavin Newsom and the state legislature take immediate action to dedicate additional funds to school districts to implement social distancing protocols, proper PPE for all, training, testing and other safety measures, it will be almost impossible for classroom instruction to safely resume in the fall.
After months of talks with the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and actions that included a one-day work stoppage for PPE and several speak-outs at board meetings, members have reached an agreement with LACCD. The new agreement recognizes our essential work and provides greater safety on the job. It's the courageous action of [Read more]
We Demand Hero Pay for Essential Workers at LACCD! We're risking our lives. It's time to take action!
Banners won't cut it! Value our work and our lives by providing hero pay! LACCD claims to value essential workers. They call us heroes. They even put-up these "thank you" banners on campus. But banners won't cut it. For months they’ve been stalling on providing hero pay to workers on the front [Read more]