LAUSD’s vaccine mandate has worsened the district’s staffing shortage and exposed the district’s lack of planning. Now, they’re scrambling to provide critical student services and forcing classified employees to take-on the extra load. Even before the pandemic, there were thousands of open positions at LAUSD. Now, the vaccine mandate has led to the departure [Read more]
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LAUSD has begun to hold disciplinary meetings with workers who have opted not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have been scheduled for one of these meetings, it is important to know your rights. You have the right to union representation. Under a U.S. Supreme Court decision called Weingarten, you have the right to [Read more]
From Max Arias, SEIU Local 99 Executive Director: "As LAUSD's vaccination mandate takes effect, members of SEIU Local 99 continue in negotiations with LAUSD regarding the district's staffing plans and the impact this will have on student services and the workers who deliver them. The district’s vaccination mandate has exposed the shortcomings of a [Read more]
Our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team has negotiated an agreement with LAUSD to ensure that workers will have sufficient time to be fully vaccinated. According to our agreement, the deadline to receive the second dose is extended from October 15, 2021 to November 15, 2021. Workers who receive their first dose of the Pfizer [Read more]
On August 10, 2021 the Santa Monica Malibu Unified school district issued a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all employees. Members on our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team immediately began negotiations with the district to ensure a fair implementation of this requirement. Our team has reached an agreement with SMMUSD regarding workers who have not [Read more]
Be aware that if you are not in compliance with SMMUSD’s vaccine mandate as of October 1, 2021 you will be sent home with pay pending a resolution to the specifics of enforcing the Districts Vaccination Mandate. Stay tuned for more updates.
School custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers call on LAUSD to extend vaccination requirement deadline to October 31 School workers warn: We are headed towards a cliff that will have dire consequences for students and working families.
Statement from Max Arias, SEIU Local 99 Executive Director: “As education workers, we know students learn best when they are on campus. That is why SEIU Local 99 supports and encourages vaccination for our entire school community. The vaccine has proven to be the most powerful protection against COVID-19 and the pathway to safely and [Read more]
In order to continue to ensure the health and safety of students and staff, bus Drivers at LAUSD voted to approve an agreement to disinfect their school buses at the end of each work day. Bus drivers will earn an additional $50 per day ($250 per week) stipend to disinfect their buses. Additionally, all Bus [Read more]
As essential workers, we know there is an urgent need to ensure the highest levels of safety for students and staff in our schools. LAUSD has established the vaccine requirement as a condition of employment in order to protect public safety. The district’s requirement aligns with other local, state and federal orders requiring vaccinations. Read the FAQ on the requirements and see where you can get vaccinated.