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Now That We’ve Authorized Our Bargaining Team to Call for a Strike, What’s Next?

By |2018-06-20T17:57:02-07:00April 27th, 2018|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Our bargaining team will continue in negotiations. Our goal is not to strike but to reach a fair agreement. Our next bargaining session is on April 30 and we hope to make progress. While many members have expressed an eagerness to strike, it’s important that we follow all of the legal steps. Although strikes are [...]

The pressure is on! State legislators urge LAUSD to negotiate in good faith to “avert a strike”

By |2018-06-20T18:04:07-07:00March 14th, 2018|LAUSD, Lifting Our Schools Blog|

As SEIU Local 99 members continue voting to authorize a strike this week, our efforts are getting a boost from elected officials. California Senate Leader Kevin de Leon, California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Assembly Member Mike Gipson and the CA Black Legislative Caucus all sent letters to LAUSD Board Members telling them they support our [...]

Together We Rise: Join our Labor Day March and Rally

By |2017-10-19T21:30:50-07:00August 24th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

As strong union members, we have the power to raise wages, fight back against cuts to staffing and work hours, demand respect for our work, and improve student services.We’re currently in contract negotiations with LAUSD. Let’s show our Union Strength to beat back cuts, protect and expand good jobs, and win the strong contract we [...]

Deep cleaning is a deep challenge for L.A. Unified

By |2018-06-05T22:51:13-07:00August 15th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Thanks to SEIU Local 99 members our schools are polished today as students go back to school. But the real issue is keeping schools clean throughout the school year. Read this L.A. Times article that features Local 99 President Conrado Guerrero and Custodian and Bargaining Team Member Edna Logan talking about how LAUSD needs to address workloads and staffing. It’s one of the issues we’re currently bargaining in our contract.

LAUSD Director of Labor Relations and Chief Negotiator Walks a Day in a Custodian’s Shoes

By |2017-10-19T21:30:50-07:00August 4th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

LAUSD Director of Labor Relations and Chief Negotiator Walks a Day in a Custodian's Shoes SEIU Local 99 commends LAUSD Director of Labor Relations and Chief Negotiator Najeeb Khoury for going through with the challenge of walking a day in our shoes. For his July 28 'walk', he joined Edna Logan—a custodian at Esteban [...]

We push for more Special Ed hours and then LAUSD proposes cuts? Really?

By |2017-08-04T10:52:57-07:00August 4th, 2017|Bargaining Updates, Lifting Our Schools Blog|

  SEIU Local 99’s LAUSD Bargaining Team is currently in contract negotiations with the District. In addition to wages and benefits, we’re pushing for better staffing and more services for the children with special needs that we serve. So just when we’re telling the district we need more hours and more positions, they retaliated and [...]

Procurement Workers Stand up and Set an Example for Us All

By |2018-06-05T22:51:22-07:00July 6th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

When LAUSD Procurement Workers picketed outside the Procurement Services Center last Thursday against the District’s insensitive and unfair Z time policy, they set the example of what all 30,000 of us—the classified school employees of LAUSD—need to do to win the contract we deserve, and have the kind of schools our communities deserve. [...]

We Rally to Say “No More” to the Cruel Summer

By |2018-06-29T00:29:06-07:00June 14th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Today, we rallied in front of LAUSD Headquarters, ahead of a regularly-scheduled School Board meeting, to speak out on the struggles school workers face during the summer. And we made sure the board heard us!We are urging the members of the School Board to support an equitable and community-focused budget [...]

A Special Ed Assistant Shares Her Thoughts on Our Campaign

By |2017-10-19T21:30:50-07:00May 30th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

I love working with children with moderate to severe special needs. In November, I will have been doing this work for 27 years. And the whole time, I’ve been strong in my union. Both my parents were union members, my dad in the aerospace industry and my mom as a nurse. They taught me [...]

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