Are Teacher Assistants allowed to be in Zoom breakout rooms without teachers? The same rules apply as if you were on a physical campus. You can be alone in a breakout room but only for a short amount of time. The teacher should be gone for no more than 10 minutes. Treat it as if [...]
When LAUSD decided to cut hours from Special Education Assistants and other paraprofessionals working the summer session, Local 99 member leaders on our Labor Management Committee immediately spoke out. After taking the issue directly to the district, today LAUSD agreed to reinstate assignments from 2.5 hours back to 4 hours. Members who declined ESY assignments [...]
Remote Learning Guidelines for LAUSD Paraprofessionals Agreement with the district includes Teacher Assistants, Special Education Assistants and other Paraprofessionals
Members on our SEIU Local 99 paraprofessionals team met with LAUSD to discuss the roles and responsibilities of teacher assistants, special education assistants and other paraprofessionals in remote learning during the coronavirus school closures. We agreed on some guidelines and to continue to discuss issues as the program rolls out.
Members on our Special Education Labor Management Committee are working with LAUSD to implement the necessary training and staffing procedures to ensure that every student is receiving the services they need. During our meeting on March 21, we discussed Behavior Intervention Implementation Services, seniority in assignments, and concerns over students not riding school buses with Special Education Assistants.
We Demand Respect! We Demand to Bargain! Members are taking action to push LAUSD to negotiate on key issues impacting student services
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 [...]
Members have cast their ballots. The votes are counted and an overwhelming 97% of voters approved the new 3-year contract with LAUSD. We should all be proud of the hard work we did to win this contract. We negotiated for over a year with LAUSD and they would not budge off a one-time 2% [...]
We are Union Strong! Unfair Practices Resolved. Strike Averted. Members now must vote on agreement. Our Bargaining Team Recommends a 'Yes' Vote. Our petitions, informational picket lines, stickers-ups, rallies, protests at school board meetings and our bold commitment to stand united and go on strike all pushed the District to reach a three-year [...]
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 [...]
Our union has filed Unfair Labor Practice Charges against LAUSD for bargaining in bad faith over cuts to Special Education Assistant and Trainee work hours. See the full language of the charges below or here. Despite the fact that we have been addressing the issue of Special Education staffing with LAUSD in our contract negotiations, last fall [...]
Our bargaining team met with LAUSD on Wednesday, November 29. Here's what happened: On Wages The District is still dug-in on their 2% one-time raise and 1% one-time bonus. They basically said that they see no pathway to be able to give us any more. Well, let’s show them the path way. [...]