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]
Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a statewide requirement that all K-12 school workers be either vaccinated or take weekly COVID tests. This takes effect August 12, 2021 and all school districts need to be in compliance by October 15, 2021. Safety is a top priority as members prepare to go back to school and [Read more]
As school begins to re-open for in-person instruction there is a need for more staffing to ensure the Los Angeles Unified School district is complying with all health and safety protocols. LAUSD is hiring building & grounds workers, health site support aides to help at COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites and to assist with daily [Read more]
Members on our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team reached an agreement with LAUSD on February 19 that prioritizes safety for those currently working on-site and sets clear guidelines for expanding the number of workers returning to schools and worksites.
Members on our SEIU Local 99 Bargaining Team met with LAUSD on February 1 1. We discussed the district’s plan to lift their “Safer At Home” order. Under this plan, more SEIU Local 99 members would have been required to go back to schools and worksites as soon as Tuesday, February 16. We let the [Read more]
LAUSD moves to lift their “safer at home” order – without a clear safety plan We demand LAUSD postpones its school reopening plans until it's safe for all
LAUSD has notified our union that it intends to lift their current “Safer at Home” order. This means that potentially thousands more classified school employees will be required to return to work on-site as soon as Tuesday, February 16 - without a clear safety plan from the district.
Hello. My name is Elizabeth Thomas-Parker and I’m a Special Education Assistant at Gulf Elementary School. I’m proud to be a part of our SEIU Local 99 Bargaining Team. On behalf of the Bargaining Team, I’d like to share an update with you on the negotiations we had with LAUSD on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. [Read more]
SEIU Local 99 Brothers and Sisters, My name is Serita Richardson and I am a Community Representative serving on our Bargaining Team. On March 8 we started contract negotiations with District. It’s my first time ever doing something like this and I didn’t know what to expect. I walked-in kind of nervous, but left [Read more]
We took the first official step to begin contract negotiations on February 14, 2017 when we publicly “sunshined” our contract proposal issues with LAUSD. This means we let the District know which issues we are going to be negotiating – fair wages, improved staffing levels, increased training opportunities, and more safety and respect on [Read more]