The rain and cold couldn’t stop us from standing union strong for our children and communities. As the teachers' kicked-off their strike, SEIU 99 members joined them on the picket lines before and after school and during breaks. And at ten schools, members took the courageous step to give up their pay and sympathy strike [...]
Press Release: LAUSD Teacher Assistants, Special Ed Assistants, Custodians, Food Service Workers Ready to Support Striking Teachers
If a strike occurs on Monday, SEIU Local 99 members at several schools are ready to show their support for teachers by joining them in a sympathy strike. See which schools are participating.
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Thursday cleared the path for a teachers’ strike to start Monday, January 14. Now that LAUSD teachers have the legal clearance to go on strike, the question is whether UTLA and LAUSD will be able to reach an agreement before Monday and avert a strike. The two parties meet again on Friday.
We've just launched a page dedicated to providing resources and information about a potential UTLA strike. Get answers to commonly asked questions, get updates on the strike and SEIU Local 99's talks with LAUSD over relevant workplace issues, easily report violations. Share this link with your fellow members: seiu99.org/utlastrike.
On Thursday, January 3 we met with LAUSD to bargain over the impact the January 10 teacher’s strike will have on SEIU Local 99 members and schools. We brought to this meeting many of our questions and concerns in an effort to learn about the District’s plans to safely operate schools during UTLA’s strike.
Community Representatives are an important liaison between schools and the community. They serve a key role as problem-solvers in our schools. In the past, Community Representatives were essentially treated like temporary employees. So in 2018, we put forth Assembly Bill 2261 to address these issues. Here's what we've won with AB 2261.
Members at Middleton Primary Center are among the many SEIU99 members who have been wearing stickers demanding RESPECT! Since the beginning of the current school year, LAUSD has been slow to respond on some key issues impacting thousands of Local 99 members and the students we serve. So, we’re taking action to demand [...]
Degree Track Teacher Assistants are required to complete a minimum of 12 units a year as a condition of employment. Our contract, however, allows degree track teacher assistants who fall short of the annual requirement a one semester grace period during their career with the district. So, when LAUSD unjustly terminated a teacher assistant because [...]
Los Angeles, CA – The education workers of SEIU Local 99 have voted to endorse Heather Repenning for the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education (District 5). The endorsement comes following a process that included candidates completing an extensive questionnaire designed by SEIU Local 99 members and a town hall meeting on December [...]
Teachers at LAUSD have been in contract negotiations for over a year. They have voted to authorize a strike and announced January 10, 2019 as their strike deadline. While we hope that UTLA and the district can reach an agreement, we also know the power of workers making the courageous decision to strike in [...]