SEIU Local 99 members have voted overwhelmingly to approve our new contract with LAUSD. During in-person and online voting held April 3-7, thousands of members cast their ballots with over 99% voting to ratify the agreement. Read our press release. On April 18, the LAUSD school board also voted unanimously to approve the agreement. [Read more]
During our bargaining session with LAUSD on December 21. The district said they heard us “loud and clear,” but their offer shows we need to turn it up even louder. LAUSD made some movement on their wage offer – but it’s still not enough. Even worse, they made a move to divide us. Here’s LAUSD’s [Read more]
During our bargaining session with LAUSD on November 2, the district continued to say that there is not enough “student need” to increase hours. Really? Then why are so many workers working off-the-clock? Why are there so many Special Education Assistants who work before and after their regular shifts so students are not left [Read more]
We have received information that LAUSD may be moving to eliminate all 7 and 8 hour vacant paraprofessional positions. Furthermore, it seems that the district may be transferring employees and requesting that anyone in a 7 or 8 hour position self-demote in order to secure a position or have their transfer request honored. If [Read more]
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 [Read more]
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 [Read more]
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.
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 [Read more]
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% [Read more]