The Service Employees International Union representing 30,000 Los Angeles school custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers and other support staff will start a three-day strike Tuesday. More than a half million students in the nation’s second-largest school district will be effected.
LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho hoped to have "a transparent, honest conversation'' that might result in an agreement to cancel the three-day strike, but it never happened.
Members of the Los Angeles schools’ support workers union are requesting:
• A 30% pay raise, plus an additional $2 an hour over next four years
• Increased employment hours for part-time workers
The latest offers announced by the Los Angeles school district on Monday included:
• A 23% recurring pay increase, plus a 3% cash-in-hand bonus
• A $20-an-hour minimum wage
• Full health care benefits for those working at least four hours a day.
During the strike, the LAUSD website will serve as a source of updates and information for our school communities, including resources to help support your child and their learning at home.