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After almost two years of contract negotiations, teachers and LAUSD have not been able to reach an agreement. Teachers are fighting for lower class sizes, more nurses and counselors, and greater investment in our kids. That’s why they began striking on January 14, 2019.
We know the power of workers making the courageous decision to strike in order to be heard. We know that we can only ensure a quality education for all students when we stand together. That is why we support teachers in their fight for the schools our students deserve.
Sympathy Strike with Teachers
SEIU Local 99 members at several schools have led sympathy strikes—when one union strikes in support of another—in solidarity with striking teachers. Many more members have expressed an interest in sympathy striking at their school. It is still possible to hold one. If you are interested in leading a sympathy strike at your school, please click or tap on the button below to let us know.An organizer will contact you to talk about the process and go over your rights and the potential risks. At least 80% of your co-workers must commit to a sympathy strike by signing a petition.
Please be aware that striking is different from joining the picket lines on your own time. You can join the picket lines before or after school or during your unpaid breaks. Going on a sympathy strike means you join the picket lines and do not report to work and do not get paid while you are on strike.
Below are questions raised by SEIU Local 99 members that our union’s bargaining team has been addressing with LAUSD. We understand that now that teachers are on strike, many more questions may arise that aren’t covered here. Contact SEIU Local 99 with those questions. Report any questions, concerns, or violations to the union office by calling 213.637.0296 or report the violation via the form on this page.