School Workers at LAUSD Ready To Strike to Protest Unfair Practices by School District

By |March 18th, 2023|Press, Press Releases|

Contact: Blanca Gallegos, 213-500-9594, bgallegos@seiu99.org Food Service Workers, Custodians, Special Education Assistants, and thousands of other workers in the Los Angeles Unified School District are moving forward with plans to strike from Tuesday, March 21 through Thursday, March 23 to protest the school district’s unfair practices.  LAUSD’s last-minute filing of charges against SEIU Local 99 [Read more]

Ready To Strike at LAUSD! 3-Day Unfair Practice Charges Strike, Dates to be announced at March 15 Rally 

By |March 11th, 2023|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

In February, SEIU Local 99 members at LAUSD voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike and have been preparing to strike. Thousands have signed the strike commitment form showing they're ready to take strong action. It's time! LAUSD has continued to harass and threaten SEIU Local 99 members engaging in union activities for a fair contract. [Read more]

Day of Action at LAUSD … and we’re just getting started! Picket lines, cancellation of contract, charges filed against LAUSD

By |March 7th, 2023|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

SEIU Local 99 members were out in force on Tuesday, March 7 at hundreds of LAUSD schools and worksites leading informational picket lines to protest the school district’s disrespect. Many UTLA teachers also joined the action. Check out photos here. Charges filed against LAUSD We let LAUSD that we demand respect! Our union has filed [Read more]

Workers at LAUSD Vote to Authorize a Strike A Decisive 96% Say: We’re Ready to Take Action for Livable Wages, Full-Time Work, Respect on the Job at LAUSD!

By |February 11th, 2023|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

Thousands of SEIU Local 99 members at LAUSD cast their votes over a three-week period, from January 23 through February 10. Votes were counted on February 11 and the results are in! A clear and decisive 96% voted to support taking actions up to and including a strike.  Let’s continue to stand strong! Know your [Read more]

United Teachers Los Angeles has voted to support SEIU Local 99 members if we go on strike.

By |January 25th, 2023|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

UTLA's Board voted unanimously on January 25, 2023 to support our contract campaign and urge their members not to cross our picket lines if we go on strike at the Los Angeles Unified School District. We work side-by-side with teachers every day. We know the challenges of educating and supporting students. And we are committed to [Read more]

Solidarity: LA School Workers Stand with Chicago Strikers

By |October 16th, 2019|Labor News, LAUSD, Member Voices|

Special Education Assistants, Classroom Aides, Custodians, Bus Aides and 7000 other SEIU Local 73 classified employees at Chicago Public Schools (CPS) are on strike with teachers who are members of the Chicago Teachers’ Union (CTU). We are proud to stand with them. SEIU Local 99 Member Jeanette Verbera, a Special Education Assistant at LAUSD, and Organizer Toi Jackson are on the picket lines in Chicago standing in solidarity with our Local 73 brothers and sisters. Read Toi's report from the strike lines.

Two Agreements Reached Today in Bargaining + Where We’re At

By |April 30th, 2018|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

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 [Read more]

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

By |April 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 [Read more]

Strike threat moves LAUSD on wages – Let’s move them some more!

By |April 20th, 2018|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

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 [Read more]

Results Are In: Membership Gives Bargaining Team Authority to Call For Strike

By |April 14th, 2018|LAUSD, LAUSD Bargaining Updates|

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.

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