A day after the end of a 72-hour strike that saw LAUSD custodians, cafeteria workers, teacher aides, special education assistants and bus drivers represented by Service Employees International Union Local 99 walk off the job, the school district announced an agreement on a new contract that “significantly increases salaries for close to 30,000 members.” 

Reportedly included in the deal: A 30% wage increase, a $1000 bonus for all workers who were with the district during the 2020-21 school year, retroactive pay of $4,000-$8,000 depending on job classification, an increase in average salary from $25,000 to $33,000, and seven hours of work guaranteed for Special Education Assistants. 

“I am so pleased to say that we have reached an agreement,” said Mayor Karen Bass, who stepped in late in the process to help facilitate mediation, during a Friday afternoon press conference. “School will continue to be in session.” Click here to read more: https://www.laschoolreport.com/school-workers-to-see-30-raise-retroactive-pay-as-lausd-announces-deal-with-union-following-strike/?utm_source=The+74+Million+Newsletter&utm_campaign=348b013149-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2023_03_24_09_52&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_-348b013149-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D