Our collective actions make an impact at the bargaining table. With the March 15 rally looming, the district finally brought new proposals to the table last week. But it’s still not enough. We need a 20% raise, real class size reductions, increased staffing, and supports for our students and school communities.

SEIU Local 99 has also been at the table with the district for nearly a year fighting for demands to drastically improve the working and economic conditions of LAUSD education workers, many who are also LAUSD parents.

Now, tens of thousands of UTLA and SEIU 99 members will stand united in a joint March 15 rally. For the first time in LAUSD history, the district’s two largest unions will rally together outside City Hall alongside students, parents, and the Los Angeles community

“We won’t let anyone tell us that the historic level of resources can’t be used to make our lives better, our students’ lives better, and our communities stronger. In a school district where 86% of students live in poverty and staff salaries aren’t nearly enough to pay rent or sometimes even put food on the table, we are proud to stand alongside the members of SEIU Local 99 as we demand an end to the hoarding of resources and call on LAUSD to make the investments today necessary to secure our success tomorrow.”

– Cecily Myart-Cruz, UTLA President

“From the classrooms to the playgrounds to the cafeterias, our schools are seriously understaffed. Students do not have the full support and services they need to learn in clean, safe, and supportive schools. That is why special education assistants, food service workers, custodians, bus drivers, and thousands of other education workers at LAUSD are coming together with teachers on March 15 to rally for schools that truly meet the needs of our communities and our students – inside and outside the classroom.” 

– Max Arias, SEIU Local 99 Executive Director