Our Bargaining Team is currently in negotiations with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) over wages. Our team has challenged the district to think creatively about improving wages and compensation for Local 99 members.
We officially opened negotiations with LAUSD on June 18, 2019 over our 2019-2020 wage increases. Our Bargaining Team spoke before the school board to let them know we’re ready to bargain for fair and equitable raises and real solutions to staffing shortages that impact student learning.
Charter School Workers Shine a Light on Poverty Wages; Staffing Problems The Accelerated School claims exemption from L.A.'s minimum wage as it sits on multi-millions in reserves
Los Angeles, CA – Dozens of school custodians, food service workers, teacher assistants, and other dedicated school workers at The Accelerated Schools (TAS) were joined by parents and students in a spirited candle light vigil today calling attention to how poverty wages paid by TAS, a group of three charter schools in South L.A., are [...]
Our LACOE Bargaining Team reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) for the 2017-2018 re-opener negotiations on September 4. The terms of this TA are subject to a ratification vote by the SEIU Local 99 membership, and include: ARTICLE – COMPENSATION 3% on-schedule salary increase for all bargaining unit members, retroactive to July 1, 2017. APPENDIX [...]
Maria Cerda is an LA Unified parent and SEIU Local 99 members who advocates not only for her children’s schools, but also for the school where she works. "Many parents like me who work for the district have a salary that is not enough to cover basic expenses such as rent, food, transportation. Because my kids don’t qualify for the school bus, I have to drive them to school every day, and I barely can afford gas." Cerda celebrated outside LA Unified headquarters in June when the school board approved a salary increase with their new contract, just weeks after cafeteria workers, school bus drivers, and other classified employees were poised to strike.
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 [...]
After a long bargaining session on Friday, May 4, the District gave us their last, best, and final offer. While there was some movement, the District’s “best” just isn’t good enough. The District offered a three year contract with raises in the first year of 3% for everyone and an additional 1% [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]