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We Did It! LAUSD Board Ratifies Our Contract

The LAUSD School Board ratified our contract on June 12. A majority of the board members clearly understand that it takes teamwork to put our kids first and voted in favor of the agreement. Only Nick Melvoin objected. While Melvoin said he recognized our hard work, his objection demonstrates that he does not understand the [...]

Members Vote Overwhelmingly To Ratify New Contract with LAUSD

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% [...]

Ratification Vote Starts May 16, Ends May 31 – Let’s Do This!

Now that our Bargaining Team has reached a Tentative Agreement with LAUSD, it's time for the membership to decide whether they want to ratify it and make it the official 2017-2020 contract. Voting begins tomorrow and will end May 31. SEIU Local 99 staff and member leaders will be holding voting at 155 work sites throughout LAUSD. Members can also vote online. Now is also the time to know and understand the agreement terms, and what it means for you and your co-workers. See more for the full language of the agreement.

Contract Agreement Reached with LAUSD. Strike Called-Off.

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 [...]

LAUSD Gives Us Their “Last, Best, and Final Offer.” Their “Best” Isn’t Good Enough

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% [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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.