LAUSD, SEIU Leaders Reach ‘Historic’ Breakthrough Deal Following A 3-Day Strike

Officials said Friday that the union representing 30,000 Los Angeles Unified School District service workers, who recently ended a three-day strike, had struck a tentative labor contract with the district.

The proposed agreement still needs the approval of Service Employees International Union Local 99 members as well as the LAUSD board of education. The agreement includes pay rises, bonus payments, retroactive compensation, and health benefits.

According to the district, the conditions of the new contracts, which run from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2024, include the following:

Salary boosts of:

  1. 6% ongoing wage increase retroactive to July 1, 2021
  2. 7% ongoing wage increase retroactive to July 1, 2022
  3. 7% ongoing wage increase effective July 1, 2023
  4. $2 per hour increase for all employees effective January 1, 2024
  5. Provide a $1,000 appreciation bonus for current employees who were with the district in the 2020-21 school year

The agreement also raises the minimum salary for LAUSD employees to $22.52 per hour. Part-time employees who work four or more hours each day will also receive health benefits, including coverage for qualified dependents.

It will also raise paraprofessional hours and pay for students with special needs, and it will invest $3 million in an Education and Professional Development Fund for SEIU members.

The agreement comes after classes resumed following a strike that saw over 30,000 bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and other personnel walk off the job from Tuesday to Thursday, as well as a second union representing professors walk off the job in solidarity.

The union representing 30,000 LAUSD service workers who just ended a three-day strike has reached an agreement with the district on a tentative labor deal.

According to the office, Mayor Karen Bass facilitated negotiations between the parties.

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