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 [...]

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

2018-06-20T17:57:02+00:00April 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 [...]

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 [...]

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

2018-06-20T18:04:07+00:00March 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 [...]

Enough is Enough! SEIU Local 99 Calls for Strike Authorization Vote

2018-06-20T17:55:02+00:00February 26th, 2018|Bargaining Updates, LAUSD|

SEIU Local 99 members put LAUSD on notice. We told them to value our work with fair wages. We told them to ensure students have all the support and services they need by providing full staffing. And we told them that we don’t want to strike, but we will, if that’s what it takes for [...]

Tentative Agreement Reached on Healthcare Benefits: Time to Vote

2018-06-20T17:05:58+00:00February 5th, 2018|Bargaining Updates, LAUSD|

Together in our union, we were able to beat back the district’s proposed cuts to our health care benefits and protected health care for our families. On January 18, SEIU Local 99—along with the other unions at LAUSD—reached a 3-year Tentative Agreement on Healthcare Benefits. Now it's time to vote to ratify this agreement.

Sign Language Interpreters, Speech & Language Pathology Assistants, School Occupational Therapy Assistants and Others Secure Permanent Scarcity Differential Pay

2018-06-20T18:01:38+00:00January 25th, 2018|Bargaining Updates, LAUSD|

Together in our union, we’ve secured a permanent scarcity differential for Sign Language Interpreters, Speech & Language Pathology Assistants, School Occupational Therapy Assistants and others at LAUSD who receive this additional pay. We’re also holding the District accountable to make sure they’re paid correctly. Every year, these members were concerned that LAUSD would cancel the [...]

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