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 [...]
Assistance for union members impacted by the wildfires is now available. Donations to SEIU California's Disaster Relief Fund are also being accepted.
From August 23 - 30, 2018, teachers with United Teachers Los Angeles will be voting on whether or not to authorize their contract bargaining team to call for a strike at the Los Angeles Unified School District. While it's too early to know if there will be a strike, we know the power of standing strong. That's why we support teachers in their fight to ensure that all students have a high-quality education.
Maria Cerda is an LA Unified parent and SEIU Local 99 members who advocates not only for her children’s schools, but also for the school where she works. "Many parents like me who work for the district have a salary that is not enough to cover basic expenses such as rent, food, transportation. Because my kids don’t qualify for the school bus, I have to drive them to school every day, and I barely can afford gas." Cerda celebrated outside LA Unified headquarters in June when the school board approved a salary increase with their new contract, just weeks after cafeteria workers, school bus drivers, and other classified employees were poised to strike.
Our new union contract was ratified by both members and the LAUSD school board. Most SEIU Local 99 members at LAUSD will see their retroactive paychecks on July 23.
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 [...]