///Bargaining Updates

We Did It! LAUSD Board Ratifies Our Contract

2018-07-03T18:34:03+00:00June 27th, 2018|Bargaining Updates, LAUSD|

The LAUSD School Board ratified our contract on June 12. A majority of the board members clearly understand that it takes teamwork to put our kids first and voted in favor of the agreement. Only Nick Melvoin objected. While Melvoin said he recognized our hard work, his objection demonstrates that he does not understand the [...]

Members Vote Overwhelmingly To Ratify New Contract with LAUSD

2018-06-20T17:08:28+00:00May 31st, 2018|Bargaining Updates, LAUSD|

Members have cast their ballots. The votes are counted and an overwhelming 97% of voters approved the new 3-year contract with LAUSD. We should all be proud of the hard work we did to win this contract. We negotiated for over a year with LAUSD and they would not budge off a one-time 2% [...]

Ratification Vote Starts May 16, Ends May 31 – Let’s Do This!

2018-06-20T17:16:20+00:00May 15th, 2018|Bargaining Updates, LAUSD|

Now that our Bargaining Team has reached a Tentative Agreement with LAUSD, it's time for the membership to decide whether they want to ratify it and make it the official 2017-2020 contract. Voting begins tomorrow and will end May 31. SEIU Local 99 staff and member leaders will be holding voting at 155 work sites throughout LAUSD. Members can also vote online. Now is also the time to know and understand the agreement terms, and what it means for you and your co-workers. See more for the full language of the agreement.

Contract Agreement Reached with LAUSD. Strike Called-Off.

2018-06-20T17:17:55+00:00May 8th, 2018|Bargaining Updates, LAUSD|

We are Union Strong! Unfair Practices Resolved. Strike Averted. Members now must vote on agreement. Our Bargaining Team Recommends a 'Yes' Vote. Our petitions, informational picket lines, stickers-ups, rallies, protests at school board meetings and our bold commitment to stand united and go on strike all pushed the District to reach a three-year [...]

LAUSD Gives Us Their “Last, Best, and Final Offer.” Their “Best” Isn’t Good Enough

2018-06-20T17:33:13+00:00May 4th, 2018|Bargaining Updates, LAUSD|

After a long bargaining session on Friday, May 4, the District gave us their last, best, and final offer. While there was some movement, the District’s “best” just isn’t good enough. The District offered a three year contract with raises in the first year of 3% for everyone and an additional 1% [...]

Two Agreements Reached Today in Bargaining + Where We’re At

2018-06-20T17:35:11+00:00April 30th, 2018|Bargaining Updates, LAUSD|

Even though we’re still far apart on wages and staffing, we can be proud that our rallies, sticker-ups, informational picketing and strike vote have led to several tentative agreements with LAUSD. At our bargaining session today, April 30, we reached agreement on two more proposals: Subcontracting Protections Improved protections against the subcontracting of Unit B [...]

Strike threat moves LAUSD on wages – Let’s move them some more!

2018-06-20T17:43:56+00:00April 20th, 2018|Bargaining Updates, LAUSD|

Our strike vote got LAUSD to move some more on our wages. During our bargaining session today, Friday, April 20, 2018, the District continued to offer a 3% increase to all of us – and now they’ve added an extra 1% to those who got a lower percentage increase than all other District employees in [...]

Results Are In: Membership Gives Bargaining Team Authority to Call For Strike

2018-06-20T17:46:49+00:00April 14th, 2018|Bargaining Updates, LAUSD|

Over the past few weeks, SEIU Local 99 members took action like never before. Thousands and thousands cast their ballots at the union office, online, and at over 700 work sites – including schools, bus yards, early ed centers, special education centers, nutrition centers, other work sites. The results are loud and clear: Members vote overwhelmingly to authorize our bargaining team to call for a strike.

LAUSD Increases Wage Offer – it’s not enough. Let’s keep up the pressure with Strike Vote!

2018-06-20T17:52:35+00:00April 6th, 2018|Bargaining Updates, LAUSD|

At our bargaining session on April 5, LAUSD increased their wage proposal to 3%, retroactive to July 2017. This includes a 1% ongoing wage increase that incorporates extra work and/or training starting in the 2018-19 school year. It’s a step in the right direction - but it’s still not enough. The District had been stuck [...]

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