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]
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]
As essential workers, we know there is an urgent need to ensure the highest levels of safety for students and staff in our schools. LAUSD has established the vaccine requirement as a condition of employment in order to protect public safety. The district’s requirement aligns with other local, state and federal orders requiring vaccinations. Read the FAQ on the requirements and see where you can get vaccinated.
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]
LAUSD has informed our union that it is reviewing Teacher Assistant (TA) transcripts sent via email on or before July 31, 2021 as the first priority. TAs had three extensions to submit their coursework: (June 30, July 15, July 31). These will be reviewed in the order received. If approved by the district, the TAs [Read more]
UPDATE! Our bargaining team has confirmed with LAUSD the payment dates of the bonuses and wage increases we recently negotiated in our contract. $750 Bonus Members who are on semi-monthly payroll will receive the $750 on their August 23, 2021, paycheck. Members who are on the monthly payroll will receive the $750 on their August 31, [Read more]
Teacher Assistants must submit their current unit requirements to ensure they can continue employment with LAUSD
Unit requirements for the 2020-2021 school year were due on July 15, 2021. The grace period is due to expire and teacher assistants must submit their units now or lose employment with the district as of August 1, 2021.
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]